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General

Toronto, as a provincial capital of Ontario, is the most populous city in Canada. This city is well-known for music, theater, motion picture and television production. As a global city, Toronto is an international business and commercial center. Furthermore, this city is remarkably safe. Generally, the crime rate in Canada is much lower than in the United States. There are two official languages in Canada – English, and French, but French is the 12th most spoken language in this city. Another interesting fact is that 50% of the population of Toronto was born outside of Canada.

5th

largest city in North America

50%

of the population is foreign-born

50%

of Toronto's workforce possesses university degree or college diploma

2nd

most business-friendly city in the world after Hong Kong


Cost of living

Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre $ 1,391
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre $ 1,086
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre $ 2,426
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre $ 1,735
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment $ 107
  • Internet $ 51
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) $ 2.5
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) $ 114
  • Taxi 1km ride $ 1.4
  • Gasoline (1 liter) $ 1
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket $ 46                                                                                                                                                                                       milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
  • Lunch $ 12
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course $ 55
  • Beer $ 5.5
  • Cappuccino (regular) $ 3.1
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) $ 1.5
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult $ 42
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat $ 12

Healthcare

Toronto has 20 public hospitals and some medical research universities. For instance, there is a Discovery District in Toronto — a center of research in biomedicine. Here's the list of hospitals in Toronto. As English is an official language, it is very comfortable to communicate with doctors in Toronto without any trouble for expats. 

Medications are provided by pharmacies and medication counseling in Toronto and can be found easily. Here's the list of Toronto pharmacies that work 24 hours.  

Everybody, who lives in Canada has to apply for public health insurance. If you have it, you don't have to pay for basic services, because healthcare is paid through taxes. Furthermore, it is publicly funded and administered on a provincial basis. However, private insurance, which is usually offered by employers, includes more services. For instance, dental services, which are not included in public healthcare. Individually, Canadians spend about $3,300 per capita on health care.

More about Health care in Canada


Education

There is one interesting fact that in Canada the constitutional responsibility for higher education rests with the provinces of Canada. This means that there are different rules in higher education in every province. However, the organization of study programs is similar. There is the only difference between Quebec and rest Canada. In Quebec college is a pre-university programme and in rest on Canada college is a community college or technical school, where students can get a diploma, certificate or associate's degree. Moreover, universities offer Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral programs in different science fields.

Canadians pay about $5,040 for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, international undergraduate students pay about $11,920 and international postgraduate students pay near $35,550. 

Toronto's universities and colleges
More about higher education in Canada


Climate

Toronto, as a city with a humid continental climate, is considered as a place with warm, humid summers and cold winters with frequent snow. The average temperature in summer is 25°C (77°F) and in winter -3°C (28°F). Toronto experiences 4 seasons with different lengths.

 25°C

average summer temperature

-3°C

average winter temperature

301days

of measurable sunshine


Safety

Toronto, as a safe city, has a safety level of 64% safe according to Numbeo's rating. This city is in top 10 Safest Cities in the World according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. However, it is recommended to avoid the following areas: Jane & Finch area, St. Jamestown, Regent Park & Moss Park, Cabbagetown (after dark), Kipling & Albion area, Neilson & Finch, and the Malvern area. And about crime, Toronto is also very safe for residents.

66/100

Numbeo Safety Index


Economy

Toronto, as a city with a large economy, is considered as a financial capital of Canada. For instance, five largest financial institutions of Canada (the Big Five) are headquartered in Toronto. There is one interesting fact that the economy of Toronto is the largest contributor to the Canadian economy. The unemployment rate in this city is only 6,7%. That's why there are a lot of expats in Toronto.

$1448

Minimum monthly salary

$3911

Average monthly

salary


People

Expat communities are common in Toronto because there you can connect with other expats, find friends and help, if it is needed. Here are some of them:

InterNations 
Expat Meetups in Toronto

  • General

    Toronto, as a provincial capital of Ontario, is the most populous city in Canada. This city is well-known for music, theater, motion picture and television production. As a global city, Toronto is an international business and commercial center. Furthermore, this city is remarkably safe. Generally, the crime rate in Canada is much lower than in the United States. There are two official languages in Canada – English, and French, but French is the 12th most spoken language in this city. Another interesting fact is that 50% of the population of Toronto was born outside of Canada.

    5th

    largest city in North America

    50%

    of the population is foreign-born

    50%

    of Toronto's workforce possesses university degree or college diploma

    2nd

    most business-friendly city in the world after Hong Kong

  • Cost of living

    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre $ 1,391
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre $ 1,086
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre $ 2,426
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre $ 1,735
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment $ 107
    • Internet $ 51
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) $ 2.5
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) $ 114
    • Taxi 1km ride $ 1.4
    • Gasoline (1 liter) $ 1
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket $ 46                                                                                                                                                                                       milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
    • Lunch $ 12
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course $ 55
    • Beer $ 5.5
    • Cappuccino (regular) $ 3.1
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) $ 1.5
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult $ 42
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat $ 12
  • Healthcare

    Toronto has 20 public hospitals and some medical research universities. For instance, there is a Discovery District in Toronto — a center of research in biomedicine. Here's the list of hospitals in Toronto. As English is an official language, it is very comfortable to communicate with doctors in Toronto without any trouble for expats. 

    Medications are provided by pharmacies and medication counseling in Toronto and can be found easily. Here's the list of Toronto pharmacies that work 24 hours.  

    Everybody, who lives in Canada has to apply for public health insurance. If you have it, you don't have to pay for basic services, because healthcare is paid through taxes. Furthermore, it is publicly funded and administered on a provincial basis. However, private insurance, which is usually offered by employers, includes more services. For instance, dental services, which are not included in public healthcare. Individually, Canadians spend about $3,300 per capita on health care.

    More about Health care in Canada

  • Education

    There is one interesting fact that in Canada the constitutional responsibility for higher education rests with the provinces of Canada. This means that there are different rules in higher education in every province. However, the organization of study programs is similar. There is the only difference between Quebec and rest Canada. In Quebec college is a pre-university programme and in rest on Canada college is a community college or technical school, where students can get a diploma, certificate or associate's degree. Moreover, universities offer Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral programs in different science fields.

    Canadians pay about $5,040 for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, international undergraduate students pay about $11,920 and international postgraduate students pay near $35,550. 

    Toronto's universities and colleges
    More about higher education in Canada

  • Climate

    Toronto, as a city with a humid continental climate, is considered as a place with warm, humid summers and cold winters with frequent snow. The average temperature in summer is 25°C (77°F) and in winter -3°C (28°F). Toronto experiences 4 seasons with different lengths.

     25°C

    average summer temperature

    -3°C

    average winter temperature

    301days

    of measurable sunshine

  • Safety

    Toronto, as a safe city, has a safety level of 64% safe according to Numbeo's rating. This city is in top 10 Safest Cities in the World according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. However, it is recommended to avoid the following areas: Jane & Finch area, St. Jamestown, Regent Park & Moss Park, Cabbagetown (after dark), Kipling & Albion area, Neilson & Finch, and the Malvern area. And about crime, Toronto is also very safe for residents.

    66/100

    Numbeo Safety Index

  • Economy

    Toronto, as a city with a large economy, is considered as a financial capital of Canada. For instance, five largest financial institutions of Canada (the Big Five) are headquartered in Toronto. There is one interesting fact that the economy of Toronto is the largest contributor to the Canadian economy. The unemployment rate in this city is only 6,7%. That's why there are a lot of expats in Toronto.

    $1448

    Minimum monthly salary

    $3911

    Average monthly

    salary

  • People

    Expat communities are common in Toronto because there you can connect with other expats, find friends and help, if it is needed. Here are some of them:

    InterNations 
    Expat Meetups in Toronto

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