Oshawa is a city in Southern Ontario. It is 12% cheaper than Toronto. The cost of groceries, utilities, rent, and transportation in Oshawa is between $1,200 and $2,000 but this depends a lot on your family size and living condition. You can also budget an additional $300 - $400 per month if you have a child. Here is a breakdown of the expenses. Rent The average rent in Oshawa and the Durham region, in general, is $717 per month for a one-bedroom apartment, $865 per month for a two-bedroom apartment, and $1,375 per month for a three-bedroom apartment. Utilities Utilities include electricity, water, natural gas, and even cell phones. In Oshawa, utility expenses can account for $70 -$140 each month. Groceries The average household grocery in Oshawa is $50 a week; this adds up to $200 a month. Transportation An adult pass in Oshawa costs $87.75 per month. The transportation cost is even higher (up to $500) if you have a car. To learn more about Oshawa, click here.