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Monthly living cost in Toronto - Family of three




Hi All,

I am planning to move to Toronto, Canada by mid of Aug 2013.

Appreciate if you could let me know the monthly cost of living for a family of Three (me, wife and kid). my Son is 3 year Old
Which place/area will be good for new immigrants to stay, would be better if it is nearer to all amenities
I wanted to know various costs in detail based on your past experiences as a new Immigrant.

Im finance professional, worked in companies like GE and Tata. My experience working with these companies is in India, USA and Montreal. Will this experience help me in getting a job sooner?

Can I start applying for jobs from India now, three more months for me to land there?


Appreciate if I could get some thoughts/inputs from experienced immigrants.

Kind Regards
Deen Mohammed


 
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Depends on lifestyle - 2500 (Basic) to 5000 (comfortable) to 10k (kinda lavish) per month..

Higher probability to get a job when apply in person (physically present in Canada)..

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Thank you G13!

Is 2500 (basic) including accommodation?



 
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GUIDE LINE PRICES AND RENTS.
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Originally posted by airian4

Hi All,

I am planning to move to Toronto, Canada by mid of Aug 2013.

Appreciate if you could let me know the monthly cost of living for a family of Three (me, wife and kid). my Son is 3 year Old
Which place/area will be good for new immigrants to stay, would be better if it is nearer to all amenities
I wanted to know various costs in detail based on your past experiences as a new Immigrant.

Im finance professional, worked in companies like GE and Tata. My experience working with these companies is in India, USA and Montreal. Will this experience help me in getting a job sooner?

Can I start applying for jobs from India now, three more months for me to land there?


Appreciate if I could get some thoughts/inputs from experienced immigrants.

Kind Regards
Deen Mohammed


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Please see how the costs have increased. :
http://www.canadiandesi.com/read.php?TID=17793&page=1#102624


EACH One has a different Experience. These prices mentioned here under are for guidance only. All the priced items will not be available for the prices mentioned at ONE Location. So, pay a little more if you are in a hurry and shop wisely. That comes with experience. And experience comes as you age.

Bedding & linens (above) in the link.

Initially stay at any place as a PG for a few days. Get your Qualifications Verified and Validated, which will permit you to seek a decent job anywhere in Canada. Find a GOOD, decent job and then look for a place to rent close to the work place. Ontario is currently screwed up in jobs etc., so any job any place is as good as the next province.
........................................................24 apr2013 .....N O W
Food Staple
Chicken $1/lb (parts)------ ---------------------- $1.49
Mutton $3/lb----------------------------------------$5.00
Beef $4/lb------------------------------------------ SAME
Hamb Lean $2/lb------------------------------------SAME
Fish $3.5 / Lb 2.99/400gms(filleted)------------- SAME
Eggs $2/Doz Lg------------------------------------- $2.49
Veggies Indian $2-2.5/lb--------------------------- $1.99
Potato $1/ 10lb Bag---------------------------------$1.99
Onions $4.99/ 10lb bag (currently) --YELLOW--- $1.99
Bananas 50c/lb-------------------------------------- $0.67
APPLES ---------------------------------------------- $0.67+
Chillies 2.50/lb Green Hot---------------------------$1.99
Dhania 99c a small bunch.--------------------------- $0.99
Bread $1.5-----650 gms -----------------------------$2.00
Butter $3 Salted ------------------------------------- $3.25
Jam $2 or less -----------------------500g ---------- $2.50
Rice Basmati $5 for 10Lbs.---------------------------$6.99
Chalu Rice $5 for 8Kg some are even cheaper------ $5.99
Pachaties $2 (10 pack) WW Chappaties.------------$2.49
Piranas $2.5/ 5 pack Paratas/Parontas ---------- $2.99

POPS Name Brand for 12 Coke or Pepsi----------$3.00
MILK ......2% fat------------- for 4 liters--------------$3.97
3% fat Homogenized-----------------------$4.60

ONE A DAY Vitamins 100----------------------------- $10.00
bring your initial supply from there.

DO NOT BRING POTS AND PANS or CROCKERY AND CUTLERY

Rental costs are still $1,000.00 for 2BR/1BTH
First and Last 12 month lease with 2 months notice to QUIT.. MUST.

Food Cost $10/day/person. There is a saying TWO CAN LIVE AS CHEAP AS ONE. See if it works for your family. The diaper costs will bite a chunk out of the Budget.

----------------- from the above link----
Hook Up Costs (Rent Deposit, Telephone, Utilities etc)
Rent $1000/m 2BR in the bordering areas. (Suburbs) Toronto-Vancouver-Edmonton.
Utilities as quoted by the ADs. In apartments mostly all inclusive. One parking spot./ rental. Some buildings charge for parking.
First and Last months' rent at the time of entry. Months notice required for vacating. Some 'Supers' demand damage deposits too.
In some areas only one month, current month only. If you take an annual lease, in some buildings one month rent free.
Phone $30. With LD $45+/- Deposits: currently none due to competition.

How much does a baby/Day care cost per annum
On an average $40/DAY. 5x40 per week. with receipts. Baby sitting services $5 /hr It all depends with the services provided. It could be higher. Contact community services for locations.
---------------------from the link................

There is Junior KG and Senior KG available for children who qualify..Please see schools in the neighborhood where you settle down.
Day care costs have gone up to about $80/day BBS charges $7.50/hr + ALWAYS DEMAND A RECEIPT AND SIN NUMBER.

TTC single Ride $3.0 ALWAYS TAKE A TRANSFER

Monthly Pass 128.5 It is a very good buy and keep the receipt for Income Tax purposes. http://ttc.ca/Fares_and_passes/Prices/

If you want to know anything specific, Please ask. Someone will respond back with appropriate response to it.

FH


 
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Thank you FH...I appreciate your detailed response!

 
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Quote:
Originally posted by Full House

.... DO NOT BRING POTS AND PANS or CROCKERY AND CUTLERY
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FH



Crockery can break in transit. Why not pots and pans?

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My suggestions might not suit your requirements of an immigrant settling down...
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Quote:
Originally posted by Full House

.... DO NOT BRING POTS AND PANS or CROCKERY AND CUTLERY
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FH



Crockery can break in transit. Why not pots and pans?


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Hello RajCanada,

I am not a great packer of suitcases. It beats me, when I have to use a whole suitcase for pots and pans and cutlery etc., I rather have a dozen shirts and Six Pants and a set of ties to get started in an office or Dozen Sarees or Blue Jeans and tops, instead.

I went through this link and it says...
Set NEW $100 small set including cutlery plates, pots, ladles etc.,

ONE Set NEW ($100) POTS AND PANS (set) including cutlery plates, pots, ladles etc., I searched and found one as good and still available and there are a few a lot more expensive and still under hundred bucks. That is a good suggestion for those who are migrating into Canada.

From XSCARGO : http://www.shopxscargo.com/product_catalogue/cat_product_details.asp?category_id=14&product_code=28074&sub_category_1_id=74&category=Cookware

http://www.shopxscargo.com/product_catalogue/cat_product_list.asp

No one uses wall mounted phones, so you can suggest a Cellular one, no connecting charges or deposits or credit checks etc., No one knows what a new comer is in need of. You are free to suggest some thing that they will enjoy buying and using here. Lot of items are available here including a wet grinder.

This is a good suggestion to one wants to land and settle down. Not for those who want to land, sight see here and leave after a week and come back after Two or Three Years.

So, ask any question and some one will respond back with an answer.

Does it make any sense to you now?

FH


 
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A family of 3 can manage in

2000/- w/o car.
2500 with car .

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Family of 4?
This question has been answered before, but all of them seem to be old posts, so asking again.
What should be the family income (both husband wife working) for a comfortable living in Toronto.
I am currently in India and might move to Toronto as an intra company transferee. Before we take the plunge, I need to know if the whole unsettling a settling will be worth it or no. I will be working in Toronto... And estimated basic costs will be - 2br rent, child care for 2 kids(6 yrs, 2.5 yrs) and everything needed for a family of 4. We also hope to save some money ...so what is the magic figure..? We both work in IT with abt 10-12 years work exp...Thank you in advance :)

My other question is, can and my employer apply for an Open WP for my spouse, at the same time as filling for my WP? Can my spouse get the OWP before coming to CA(and without a SIN?)


 
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Average family income in Toronto is around 70K per year so if you are getting around 5K per month, you should be okay. But there is a big catch in the monthly income and carry home salary. For example, if you yearly salary is around 100k, your monthly carry home cash will be around 5K after all sort of deductions including income taxes, CPP and other contributions.
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