Living Wage Kingston

 

table 1 Summary of Expenses

Expense Type

Expense Item

Yearly Cost

Food

$ 7,458

Shelter

Rent

$ 14,604

Other Utilities

Telephone

$ 276

Cable TV

$ 372

Internet

$ 336

Home insurance

$ 200

Transportation

Transit

$ 1,020

Vehicle

$ 7,697

Childcare

$ 8,601

Education (Adults)

Two courses

$ 900

Health Care Spending (Not Covered by OHIP)

Manulife premiums

$ 3,756

Other

Household furnishing and equipment

$ 1,063

Personal care

$ 618

Reading materials and other printed matter

$ 517

Recreation

$ 1,475

Clothing and footwear

$ 2,177

Financial/legal and other services

$ 1,082

Family vacation (2 weeks per year)

$ 2,000

Monthly family dinner and movie

$ 1,344

Contingency Amount

$ 2,776

Total Cost of Living

$ 58,273