Cost of Living in Hamilton, Ontario

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1871
$4334
🛋️ Without rent
$738
$2312
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1133
$2022
🍽️ Food
$507
$1316
🚐 Transport
$124
$320
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3413
😀 Quality of life
89
🏙️ Population
537K

The average cost of living in Hamilton is $1871, which is in the top 19% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1742nd out of 9294 in our global list, 20th out of 153 in Canada, and 9th out of 43 in Ontario.

The median after-tax salary is $3413, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months. Ranked 101st (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 9th best city to live in Canada, and 5th most liveable city in Ontario. With an estimated population of 537K, Hamilton is the 11th largest city in Canada.

✈️ Closest airport 11 km John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport
😷 Air quality Good 11 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 141 McMaster University
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Prices in Hamilton

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.54
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.75
 Cappuccino
$3.44
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.84
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1083
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$967
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1876
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1828
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$78.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$120
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$64.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4620
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4602
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.54
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.58
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.4
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.14
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.1
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.02
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.68
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.39
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.81
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.98
🚬 Cigarette pack
$11.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.42
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.78
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$37.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$76
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$889
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11727

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