| Cost of Liv­ing What Toron­to­ni­ans make and how they spend it

What Toron­to­ni­ans make and how they spend it

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“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.”

Re­cent Splurges

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.

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