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Cost of Living

The cost of living in Kingston may be very different from what you are used to in your home country. Here is a list of the approximate cost of some common items. All prices are listed in Canadian dollars. For exchange rates, please visit Currency Converter.

Services

Bus Fare: $2.50 (A city bus pass is provided for all Queen's University and School of English students studying full-time)
Taxi (from the bus station to Queen’s Campus): $20.00
Postage (in Canada): $0.63
Haircut (men): $20.00-$35.00
Haircut (women): $25.00 – $60.00+
Public Telephone: $0.50

Restaurants

Meal - in a casual restaurant: $10.00 - $20.00
Meal - in a more formal restaurant: $20.00 – $40.00+
Meal - Take-out/Fast Food: $5.00 - $15.00
Coffee: $1.00 - $4.00
Soft Drink: $1.00 - $2.50
Alcoholic Drink: $4.00 - $10.00

Grocery Stores

Bread: $1.60 - $3.00
Milk: $2.00 per litre
Soft Drink: $1.00 - $2.00
Toilet Paper: $2.50 - $5.00
Soap: $1.00 - $3.00
Eggs: $3.00 - $4.00 per dozen

Entertainment

Movie (cinema): $10.00 -$15.00
CD: $10.00 – $20.00
Magazine: $4.00 - $6.00
Book: $5.00 – $20.00

Clothing

Socks: $2.00 – $5.00
Shoes: $15.00 - $100.00
Jeans: $15.00 - $100.00
Underwear: $3.00 - $15.00
T-shirt: $10.00 - $40.00
Sweater: $15.00 - $60.00
Winter Hat: $5.00 - $20.00
Mittens/Gloves: $5.00 - $20.00