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Toronto vs Seattle
Tor vs Sea

Average net salary (After tax)

Seattle
Toronto

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Tor
Outside city centre
Sea
Tor

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Tor
Outside city centre
Sea
Tor

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sea
Tor
Outside city centre
Sea
Tor

Mortgage rates

Seattle
4.5%
Toronto
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Seattle
Toronto

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sea
Tor

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Sea
Tor

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sea
Tor

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sea
Tor

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seattle
Toronto

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sea
Tor
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Sea
Tor
White bread 500g
Sea
Tor
Eggs 12
Sea
Tor
White rice 1kg
Sea
Tor

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seattle
Toronto

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Sea
Tor
Beef round 1kg
Sea
Tor
Local cheese 1kg
Sea
Tor

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sea
Tor
Lettuce 1 head
Sea
Tor
Tomatoes 1kg
Sea
Tor

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sea
Tor
Oranges 1 head
Sea
Tor
Bananas 1kg
Sea
Tor

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Tor $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Tor $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seattle
4.5%
Toronto
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seattle are 17.14% higher than in Toronto

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Tor $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Tor $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Tor $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sea
Tor
Market 0.5L bottle
Sea
Tor

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sea
Tor
Market 0.33L bottle
Sea
Tor

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seattle
5
Toronto

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sea
Tor

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Sea
Tor

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Sea
Tor
1 pair men's leather shoes
Sea
Tor

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seattle
$15.33
Toronto
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sea $4,070.74/mth
Tor $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sea $4,070.74/mth
Tor $4,070.74/mth