Cost of Liv­ing What Toron­to­ni­ans make and how they spend it

What Toron­to­ni­ans make and how they spend it

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“i’m an elec­tric ve­hi­cle nerd”

Reg­u­laR ex­penses

Mort­gage $979 a month. Loft Main­te­nance fees $441 a month. UtiL­i­ties $30 a month. “I’m very con­ser­va­tive when it comes to water and hy­dro. My mom taught me to turn off the shower while I wash my hair.” ProP­erty taxes $1,995 a year. car Lease $778 a month for her Tesla Model 3, which she got in May. “I used to spend $500 on gas ev­ery few weeks; now I charge my car at work for free.” HoMe and car in­sUr­ance $2,168 a year. tesLa own­ers’ cLUb MeM­ber­sHiP $50 a year, for ac­cess to ex­clu­sive events. eLec­tric Ve­Hi­cLe so­ci­ety MeM­ber­sHiP $30 a year. “Join­ing gave me a lower in­sur­ance rate. I’m an elec­tric ve­hi­cle nerd.” in­ter­net $42 a month. sqUaresPace sUb­scriP­tion $192 a year, for her life­style blog. graM­MarLy PreMiUM sUb­scriP­tion $26 a month. “My spell­ing is bru­tal.”

Re­cent spluRges

sUM­Mer noVeL writ­ing coUrse $373. “I had an idea for a chil­dren’s fan­tasy book, but I didn’t know where to start. The course helped.” traVeL $250 for a trip to Vic­to­ria, B.C. “My brother got mar­ried there in Septem­ber. I bought my tick­ets with Aero­plan miles, so I only had to pay for the room at the re­sort.” Hair coLoUr­ing $108, for a root touch-up at Colour Lab in Rosedale. Lin­gerie $132, from Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret. tesLa body job $1,921, for an ex­te­rior coat­ing that pro­tects the car from scratches.

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