Here's how much money you need a month to self-isolate in Toronto


The cost of living in Toronto is high -there's no question. But right now, as the city practices physical distancing, day-to-day life is looking a little different.

Which means your budget should be, too.

According to Numbeo, a website that compares the cost of living in cities around the world, the average monthly expenses for a single person's costs in Toronto is at least $2,394.88 per month -rent included.

But those numbers include a budget for entertainment and dining out, gym memberships, and miscellaneous socializing.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has pretty much frozen everything in citizens' day-to-day routines, we've readjusted the numbers to include only rent, cell phone bills and internet, and groceries.

Especially important to know during a time of the uncertain economy and idle workplaces, here's an average of how much Torontonians will be spending on the three big essentials during the coronavirus pandemic:

Numbeo says that the average cost of renting a one-bedroom apartment in the downtown core is currently $2,205.66. And that cost is pretty well in line with Padmapper as well, which lists one-bedrooms at $2,270.

But that cost doesn't include hydro or internet.

The website averages the cost of basic utilities for a Torontonian at $144.63 -that's almost 40% higher than in Vancouver, for instance -and since we don't want to use up all our data while swiping left, adding internet costs an additional $69.04 on average, per month.

So, to recap the math, if you're a solo dweller in a one bedroom, you can expect to dish out around$2419.33.