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Queen's University
 

Cost of living in Kingston


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

Services

Bus Fare: $2.00 (A city bus pass is provided for all Queen's University students studying full-time)
Taxi (from the bus station to Queen’s Campus): $15.00
Postage (in Canada): $0.53
Haircut (men): $10.00-$40.00
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 - $7.00

Grocery Stores

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

Entertainment

Movie Rental: $4.00 - $6.50
Movie (cinema): $10.00
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 - $30.00
Sweater: $15.00 - $40.00
Winter Hat: $5.00 - $20.00
Mittens/Gloves: $5.00 - $20.00

*Information gathered from the School of English

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000