2019 Nutritious Food Basket Scenarios (text version)

ScenariosTotal monthly incomeMonthly rent (may include heat/hydro) *2.Food expenses *3.Funds remaining for other basic needs% of income required for rent% of income required to purchase healthy foods
Family of four (Ontario Works)
Family of four (Minimum wage earner)$3,646$1,204$999$1,44333%27%
Family of four (Average Ontario income)$7,983$1,204$999$5,78015%13%
Single parent, two children (Ontario Works)$2,420$1,052$760$60843%31%
Single man (Ontario Works)$838$641$336$(139)76%40%
Single man (Ontario Disability Support Program)$1,285$855$336$9467%26%
Single elderly woman (Old Age Security/ Guaranteed Income Supplement *1.$1,739$855$244$64049%14%
  1. Old Age Security / Guaranteed Income Supplement.
  2. Rental cost calculations are from the Rental Market Report: Ontario Highlights. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Fall 2018.
  3. 2019 Nutritious Food Basket data results for Public Health Sudbury & Districts.

This item was last modified on November 21, 2019