Cost of living
Norfolk County residents spend less on most day-to-day expenditures, compared to the provincial average:
|Personal Taxes||25% less|
|Personal Care||18% less|
|Insurance & Pension||13% less|
|Home Furnishings||8% less|
|Home Operation||7% less|
Because we spend less on: Residents of Norfolk County spend much less than the provincial average on Internet access, child care expenses, home security, household items, jewellery, dry cleaning, garage rent and parking fees, health care practitioners, collectors’ items, alcohol served in bars, funeral services, veal, lamb, shrimps, pasta, rice, green beans, spinach, and cooking/salad oil.
We choose to spend more on: Due to our low cost of living, Norfolk County residents choose to spend much more than the provincial average on trucks and vans, motorcycles, boats, pets, gardening, camping and recreation, power tools, lawn mowers, knitting yarn, computers, self-made alcoholic beverages, bingo, gifts of money, contributions to charitable organizations, beef chuck cuts, pork shoulder cuts, bacon, bologna, canned salmon, cheddar cheese, bananas, pie filling, peanuts, celery, turnips, baked beans, canned mushrooms, and tomato juice.
Shelter Cost Comparisons
Norfolk County is one of least expensive places to live in southwestern Ontario:
Average monthly shelter cost
|Norfolk County||London||Brantford||Hamilton||Kitchener – Waterloo|