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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

How much does it cost to travel to Toronto?

You should plan to spend around $206 (CA$280) per day on your vacation in Toronto. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $66 (CA$90) on meals
  • $33 (CA$44) on local transportation
  • $174 (CA$236) on hotels

A one week trip to Toronto for two people costs, on average, $2,883 (CA$3,916). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $206
    CA$280
  • One Week Per person
    $1,441
    CA$1,958
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,883
    CA$3,916
  • One Month Per person
    $6,178
    CA$8,390
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,883
    CA$3,916
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $5,766
    CA$7,831
  • One Month For a couple
    $12,356
    CA$16,781
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Toronto cost?

A one week trip to Toronto usually costs around $1,441 (CA$1,958) for one person and $2,883 (CA$3,916) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Toronto on average costs around $2,883 (CA$3,916) for one person and $5,766 (CA$7,831) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Toronto will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Toronto on average costs around $6,178 (CA$8,390) for one person and $12,356 (CA$16,781) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Toronto has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Toronto expensive to visit?

Prices in Toronto are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Toronto is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Miami or Mexico City.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Toronto Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Toronto?

The average Toronto trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Toronto travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CA$236 ($174)
Local Transportation 1 CA$44 ($33)
Food 2 CA$90 ($66)
Entertainment 1 CA$43 ($32)
Tips and Handouts 1 CA$127 - 380 ($93 - 280)
Alcohol 2 CA$15 - 46 ($11 - 34)
Accommodation Budget in Toronto
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Toronto is $87 (CA$118). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Toronto is $174 (CA$236). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $87
    CA$118
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $174
    CA$236

Hotel Prices in Toronto

Looking for a hotel in Toronto? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Toronto based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $149. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Toronto
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Toronto is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $33 (CA$44) per person, per day, on local transportation in Toronto.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $33
    CA$44

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Toronto?

Typical prices for Transportation in Toronto are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Toronto, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Airport Shuttle
    CA$36
  • Train: 2 Day Passes
    CA$22


Food Budget in Toronto
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Toronto can vary, the average cost of food in Toronto is $66 (CA$90) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Toronto should cost around $26 (CA$36) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Toronto is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $66
    CA$90

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What did other people spend on Food in Toronto?

Typical prices for Food in Toronto are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Toronto, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Lunch at St. Lawrence Market for Two
    CA$32
  • Dinner at Mill Street Brewery (for 2)
    CA$77


Entertainment Budget in Toronto
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Toronto typically cost an average of $32 (CA$43) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $32
    CA$43

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Toronto?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Toronto are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Toronto, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Art Gallery of Ontario for Two
    CA$21
  • CN Tower at night for Two
    CA$49
  • Harbour Dinner Cruise
    CA$36
  • Bata Shoe Museum (2)
    CA$10


Tips and Handouts Budget in Toronto
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Toronto is $187 (CA$254) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Toronto is 10% - 20%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $187
    CA$254


Alcohol Budget in Toronto
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $23 (CA$31) on alcoholic beverages in Toronto per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $23
    CA$31

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Water Budget in Toronto
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $2.73 (CA$3.71) on bottled water in Toronto per day. The public water in Toronto is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $2.73
    CA$3.71


Last Updated: Jan 12, 2024
Toronto On a Budget
Toronto The Toronto Skyline
The capital of Ontario and the most populated city in Canada, Toronto is a very popular travel destination for any number of reasons. It's positioned along the coast of Lake Ontario and has a population of more than 2.6 million with 6.2 million in the Greater Toronto Area. It's a very international and diverse city, with a very rich cultural history. More than half of the city's population was not born in Canada, and there are more than eighty different ethnic neighborhoods sprinkled throughout the city. The city is a center for music, theater, film, and television. It has countless museums, festivals, and sights that attract more than 25 million tourists every year.

Toronto's climate is humid continental. There are four distinct seasons with warm and humid summers and cold and snowy winters. Spring and early summer can remain cool because of the lake breeze off of Lake Ontario. Temperatures in the winter months drop below freezing and snow can fall anytime between November and mid April. The summer temperatures are usually around 35 degrees Fahrenheit with temperatures in the 80s not uncommon. Summer is usually the wettest season but precipitation is still spread throughout the year.
Sights
There are any number of sights throughout Toronto. Some of the most popular include museums, architectural buildings and parks. Popular museums and art galleries include the Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, Bata Shoe Museum, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, the Toronto Aerospace Museum, and Ontario Science Centre. Other landmarks around the city include Rogers Centre, the Toronto Zoo, the Toronto City Hall, Black Creek Pioneer Village, the Hockey Hall of Fame, Spadina House, Casa Loma, and CN Tower.
Neighborhoods
Toronto is divided into six of districts. Old Toronto includes the city's downtown area, West End, East End, Midtown, and the Islands. This area is the urban core of the city and Yonge Street runs through the middle.

Etobicoke is an industrial and residential area with suburban homes. It's where you'll find the Sherway Gardens, Woodbine Racetrack, and St. George's Golf Course.

York is an ethnically diverse area and was originally a separate city. East York was also a former autonomous borough. North York is where you'll find Parc Downsview Park, which is the Canada's first national urban park as well as Downsview Airport and North York Performing Arts Centre.

Scarborough feels like an old suburb of Toronto with interesting character. It is also the greenest part of the city.

Activities
Toronto is a great place to simply walk around. Head to Chinatown or wander one of the popular nearby islands. Also try to take in a show as theater is very popular here. Comedy shows are also a great way to pass some time and can make for a wonderful night outing.
Food and Dining
Toronto has an excellent restaurant scene with many top rated restaurants as well as plenty of unique and delicious dives. The city's diverse population means that it has an endless supply of ethnic restaurants with options from almost anywhere around the world. There are also many ethnic grocery stores where you can buy products that are hard to find outside of such a large and diverse city.

There are also many farmer's markets around the city. Although several operate year around, most are seasonal and are open from May to October. Two of the largest markets are St. Lawrence Market and Riverdale Farm. Others are found at City Hall, East York Civic Centre, Etobicoke Civic Centre, North York Civic Centre, and Scarborough Civic Centre.

Transportation
Despite its large size, Toronto is relatively easy to navigate with a public transit system. Even so, it is likely easier and faster to drive if you have access to a car. The major exception to this is during rush hour when traffic can be frustratingly congested. Also make note that, while there are no shortage of parking garages, they are usually quite expensive. Public transit is easily the cheapest way to travel throughout the city. The system is also one of the most popularly used systems in North America, next to Mexico City and New York City. The system includes a subway system, a rapid transit line, streetcars and buses. If you're traveling during rush hour, it is best to avoid the buses or streetcars, unless you are on a route where the streetcar has its own dedicated lane. Because of the dense traffic, don't be surprised if you find yourself waiting for half an hour for a streetcar, only to have four reach you at the same time.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.