What Toron­to­ni­ans make and how they spend it

What Toron­to­ni­ans make and how they spend it

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“pay­ing rent is tight, but it’s man­age­able”

Reg­u­laR ex­penses

Rent $1,400 a month. “Pay­ing rent is tight, but it’s man­age­able. I’m al­ways mon­i­tor­ing what I spend.” In­teR­net and Cell­PHone $85 a month. GRo­CeRIes $200 a month. “My mom vis­its ev­ery week­end and gives me good Asian gro­ceries from T&T, like Tai­wanese cab­bage, fish and in­gre­di­ents for sushi.” CaR $300 a month, to pay off a 2017 Toy­ota Yaris that she bought to com­mute to a pre­vi­ous job be­fore mov­ing down­town. “Now it’s parked in my mom’s garage in Mis­sis­sauga, be­cause I don’t want to pay for park­ing down­town, in­surance and gas.” dIn­InG out and baRs $200 a month. “I’m close to Kinka Iza­kaya, so I go there a lot.” doG food $50 a month, for Bento, a shiba inu puppy. sav­InGs $550 a month. “I’ve been putting money into my RRSP and a TFSA for the last five years.”

Re­cent spluRges

tRavel $2,000, for a trip to Can­cun for a friend’s wed­ding: doG $2,700, to buy and neuter Bento. staub Cast IRon Pot $300. “I host din­ner par­ties where I spend the day cook­ing multi-course meals for my friends.” leatHeR MaCkaGe PuRse $600. “Bags are the only ap­parel that I splurge on—they’re kind of an ob­ses­sion. But it’s not like this one was Louis Vuit­ton or Chanel prices.” satel­lIte an­tenna $60. “I pick up about 20 chan­nels in HD, which is awe­some.” Con­CeRts $400. “In the past year, I went to WayHome, Osheaga and Lana Del Rey.”

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