Cost of Liv­ing What Toron­to­ni­ans make and how they spend it

What Toron­to­ni­ans make and how they spend it

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“Food and cof­fee are my vices”

REGULAR EX­PENSES

Rent $975 a month. “I wasn’t look­ing for a base­ment apart­ment, but the price was right and util­i­ties were in­cluded.” Cat food and lit­ter $50 a month for her six-year-old tabby, Nero. in­ter­net $64 a month. Phone $79 a month. “My old phone died, and I had to buy a new one. I’m pay­ing it off in monthly in­stal­ments.” gro­ceries $175 a month. eat­ing out $150 a month. “Food and cof­fee are my vices. Thank­fully, I get free drinks dur­ing my Star­bucks shifts.” trans­porta­tion $180 a month. “I take the TTC five or six times a day to get from one job to the next, plus the odd Uber ride.” debt Pay­ments $800 a month. “I just trans­ferred my con­sumer debt to a zero per cent in­ter­est credit card. I want to have ev­ery­thing paid off by the end of 2019.” sub­scrip­tions $20 a month. “I share a Net­flix ac­count with my mom and got a cheap New York Times sub­scrip­tion dur­ing a hol­i­day sale. I also use Spo­tify Pre­mium for the kid-friendly playlists.”

RE­CENT SPLURGES

Pet­safe scoop free lit­ter box $170 Can­dles, books and sta­tionery $211, from In­digo. “I couldn’t re­sist.” travel $102, for a round-trip train ticket to Montreal. “My boyfriend and I wanted to get out of the city for a few days.” shoes $85, for a pair of leather Con­verse. con­cert ticket $95, to see Seal at the Sony Centre. “He’s a bucket-list mu­si­cian for me. It was worth ev­ery penny.”

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