Ontario is among the most popular tourist destinations in the world. As one of Canada’s largest cities, it has evolved into a true hub of culture and entertainment, and remains a must-see for anyone wanting to experience the very best that the country has to offer.
Due to it being one of Canada’s central economic hubs, it may take a little while to save up and stay in the city for any real amount of time, which is why we’ve put together this breakdown of the costs of visiting this unique Canadian city.
The Total Food Budget
Of course, one of the reasons that people love to travel is to try new and interesting foods, and there’s plenty of experience while in Ontario. On average, a visitor can expect to pay around $51 CAD per day, although this can certainly differ depending on how often they intend to eat out.
For those thrifty travellers, it can make a lot more sense to cut down on this cost by instead shopping at local markets and cooking at the hotel or backpackers. It’s also worth keeping in mind that fast food and street foods are almost always going to be cheaper than going to a sit-down restaurant.
There are multiple ways to get around the city, but it’s generally recommended to try and make use of public transport as much as possible, and while taxi rides are available throughout the city, a visitor can expect to pay much more for a taxi. In total, around $30 will be needed per person to get around much of Ontario.
This is a cost that can vary wildly depending on the budget of the traveller and what kind of accommodation they are most comfortable with. For instance, some tourists would prefer to spend their time in a hotel, complete with full meals, laundry and all the many perks that are associated with quality hotels. But this kind of accommodation also comes with extra costs.
For others, they might be more than happy staying in a backpacker’s establishment, where the cost is extremely low, but it often means having to share space with other people. In general, a person can expect to pay between $50 to $120 a day for accommodation while in the city.
This is another cost that’s going to be different from person to person and will ultimately depend on what kind of interests the visitor has. Museums, for example, are both cost-efficient and a great way to spend an entire day. But Ontario is also a great city for night activities, with some of the most popular being bars, theatre, and casinos. In fact, casinos are one of the most popular evening pastimes for many within the city, and there are a number of well-known and world-class casino venues that not only provide plenty of entertainment, but also the chance to check out the latest horse racing tips or grab a bite to eat.