| Cost of Living What Torontonians make and how they spend it
What Torontonians make and how they spend it
“I splurged on a $350 sweater for my boyfriend” Regular expenses
Rent $1,610 a month. Utilities $80 a month. groceries $260 a month. cellphone $125 a month. “I bought a new phone and had to upgrade from my grandfathered (much cheaper) mega-plan.” Apple music $9.99 a month. ttc tokens $120 a month. restaurants And coffee $185 a month. bark Box subscription $28, for her chihuahua rescue, Frankie. “He gets two bags of treats and three toys in the mail every month.” dog food $32 a month. uber $20 a month. “I try to keep my Uber costs low. I bike everywhere in the summer and always try to convince my friends to walk from point A to point B.”
Plants $32. “I bought three, and two of them died. I think one was an outdoor plant that I kept inside. It must be the air in my condo.” Gifts $350, for an Aimé Leon Dore microfleece sweater for her boyfriend. “We’re both obsessed with this designer.” Dinner $100, for a birthday date night at La Palma. clothes $57 for two pairs of cargo pants, two T-shirts and an oversized white button-up from Black Market Clothing, and $180 for dress pants and shoes to wear to a friend’s wedding. Art supplies $100, for silkscreen printing materials from Curry’s art store. Decor $4o, for a balcony lounge cushion from Home Depot.