Cost of Living in Mississauga, Canada

Cost of living depends on many things, such as city, housing, where you shop, your lifestyle and more, and each person’s preferences so it is a difficult task to estimate the amount of money necessary for a decent living wherever in the world you decide to go.

When Canada is in question, one is sure – the differences in the rent and utilities prices, which are necessary to be paid, are so huge depending on the city you choose to relocate to.



Eating out is a pleasure that has to be paid well and you will have to prepare at least $12 for a meal for one person in the most inexpensive restaurant in Mississauga.

If you want to cut your restaurant expenses to the bone, you can choose preparing your meals at home so as not to make a huge hole in your budget.



In Mississauga, different stores charge different prices for food, so as to provide things you need to live you should look for those places that offer lower prices for the same products, or that give frequent discounts.

The price of food here is almost equal as in the whole country.



Mississauga is not a huge city, but it is impossible to walk from one place to another here.

The majority of people drive and their expenses do not only include the gasoline, but  also the maintenance, insurance and registration which are expensive here.

Due to the pricey gasoline, public transport is not inexpensive, but effective and fast.



Mississauga is growing into a populous and exciting city and its closeness to Toronto makes it a costly city to live in when the services are taken into consideration.

More than $200 per month will be necessary to cover the utilities, and that again depends on your habits and lifestyle, as well as the number of people living at one place.

Sports and leisure


If you are living a sports lifestyle, Mississauga will be a place where you can enjoy going to the gym at the price of $35 per month which is considered affordable when compared to the monthly salaries and budget.

Other forms of entertainment are also available and affordable here.

Clothing and shoes


Mississauga boasts an enormous shopping mall in the city center, numerous stores and low apparel prices.

Your monthly budget might be high enough for your shopping for clothes here, but it depends on what kind of clothes you need and where you want to buy them.

Rent per month


There are several factors at play regarding the price of the rent such as when and where you rent an apartment and what type of it you chose.

Apartments in the city center are $200 more expensive, so if you are not obliged to live in the center, apartment out of it would be ideal solution for your budget.

Cost of Living Averages Table for Mississauga

Average Restaurant Prices
Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant) $11.35
Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter) $4.16
Water (0.33 Liter) $1.14
Average Market Prices
Milk (1 Liter) $5.57
Loaf Bread (500g) $1.93
Eggs (12) $2.68
Average Transport Prices
One Way Ticket $2.65
Monthly Pass $98.35
Gasoline $3.64
Average Utilities Prices
Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling) $151.62
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local $0.20
Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) $56.27
Average Leisure Prices
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult $35.89
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour) $14.37
Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release $10.59
Average Clothing Prices
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable) $37.37
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...) $25.53
1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range) $59.44
Average Rent Prices
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center $1217.73
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center $948.08
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center $1773.97

How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Mississauga?

When speaking about expenses, it is also important to look at the numbers and see exactly how much money the citizens of Mississauga spend monthly, so as to be able to organize your own budget and make a plan of how  much you need to enjoy life in the city.

Again, food and rent are the most important and the highest expenses, while transportation and restaurants come after it.

Utilities are more expensive here than in the rest of the country, but still not much money is spent on them.

Utilities (Monthly)
Sports & Leisure
Clothing & Shoes
Rent Per Month

Mississauga: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages

The affordability of Mississauga, whether it is related to housing or groceries or transportation, has been top of mind for many people who think about settling here.

More and more people are struggling with the escalating costs of living and are looking for a better place to live.

If Mississauga is your dream destination, make sure you earn enough to cover all the costs, as the rent here is quite expensive and will take you most of the monthly salary.

The difference between the minimum and average salary is huge here.

Average Salary$2810.26
Minimum Wage$1467.9
Mortgage Interest Rate3.29%

Cost of Living by City in Canada

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City Cost of Living Index
Abbotsford 58.95
Barrie 77.37
Brampton 68.79
Burlington 73.13
Burnaby 64.94
Calgary 68.93
Coquitlam 67.43
Edmonton 67.03
Halifax 70.88
Hamilton 60.75
Kelowna 66.6
Kingston 66.45
Kitchener 58.93
London 59.15
Mississauga 65.08
Moncton 61.15
Montreal 63.52
Nanaimo, BC 65.28
Oshawa 65.44
Ottawa 62.88
Quebec City 65.07
Red Deer 67.42
Regina 68.46
Saskatoon 74.26
St. John’s, NL 74.05
Surrey 59.18
Toronto 70.19
Vancouver 69.63
Victoria 66.17
Windsor 64.42
Winnipeg 63.15

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