Hamilton is an affordable city. According to Expatistan, it is 17% cheaper than Toronto; 7% cheaper in food, 22% cheaper in housing, 20% cheaper in transportation etc. Hamilton is ranked by Numbeo as the 196th most expensive places on earth and has a cost of living index of 60.48. Hamilton has a cost of living of $2,308.9 per month. This includes the cost of rent, groceries, transportation, and utilities. The cost may be higher if you have a child or a family. Here is a breakdown of the expenses.
Rent - The average cost of an apartment in Hamilton is $710 per month. The cost of a one-bedroom apartment is $632 per month, a 2-bedroom apartment costs $753 per month, while a 3-bedroom apartment costs $972 per month.
Utilities - Utilities include electricity, water, natural gas, and even cell phones. In Hamilton, utility expenses can account for $70 - $110 each month.
Groceries - The average household grocery in Hamilton is $50 a week; this adds up to $200 a month.
Transportation - An adult pass in Hamilton costs $101.2 per month. The transportation cost is even higher (up to $500) if you have a car. To learn more about Hamilton, click here.