Cost of Living in St. Catharines

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1741
$3751
🛋️ Without rent
$618
$1977
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1123
$1773
🍽️ Food
$440
$1156
🚐 Transport
$73.8
$200
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3597
😀 Quality of life
74
🏙️ Population
133K

The average cost of living in St. Catharines is $1741, which is in the top 22% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2082nd out of 9294 in our global list, 35th out of 153 in Canada, and 20th out of 43 in Ontario.

The median after-tax salary is $3597, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months. Ranked 960th (TOP 10%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 48th best city to live in Canada, and 16th most liveable city in Ontario. With an estimated population of 133K, St. Catharines is the 38th largest city in Canada.

✈️ Closest airport 5 km Niagara District Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 841 Brock University
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Prices in St. Catharines

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$11.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.52
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.89
 Cappuccino
$2.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.27
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1054
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$945
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1624
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1552
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$95.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$146
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$60.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.11%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4884
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3790
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$71.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.02
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.02
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.53
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.82
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.32
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.34
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.09
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.92
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.09
🚬 Cigarette pack
$11.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.85
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.4
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.38
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$67.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$36.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$71.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$619
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12260

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