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Old 12-04-2008, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Steven View Post
According to Mercer they cover "comparative cost of over 200 items in each location, including housing, transport, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment." This sounds like prettey much everything to me.

Toronto is pretty expensive. Maybe if you go to one of the Scandinavian countries it will seem cheap but if you travel in Europe and most of US you will see that Toronto is expensive and that we pay too much taxes. In New York for example they don't pay nay taxes on clothing and shoes under $110. And this is New York City I am talking about - this is good for the business and good for the consumer. Here we pay 13% on top of everything. If you are a tourist would you start buying stuff? no you wouldn't, would you go to restaurants all the time - no you wouldn't, because you pay 13% taxes, than you have liquor tax than you have 15% tip and what not. Did you ever notice that our Sightseeing busses are almost empty - there is a reason for that!
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