What Does $2000 Get You in Mississauga Compared to Other Cities?
We all know that Mississauga real estate doesn't come cheap and that affordable apartments are, for the most part, few and far between. All that said, it's often interesting -- and enlightening -- to see how local accommodations stack up against national and international ones. We know that a monthly budget of $2,000 (give or take a couple hundred bucks) could net you a very comfy spot in Mississauga and that that kind of dough wouldn't go nearly as far in, say, London (England, not Ontario) or Manhattan.
We also know that $2,000 could get you a very, very sweet home in Cleveland.
So, here's a look at what a decent budget can get you in this city in comparison to other places in Europe and North America.
If you have $1,800 burning a hole in your pocket, this two-bedroom, one-bathroom City Centre unit on Kariya Drive could be yours. This corner unit comes with a parking spot and is pretty spacious and airy (not to mention excellent in terms of location, as it's just steps away from Square One). Although you have to pay extra for hydro, you get your own washer and dryer and a 24-hour concierge.
Want to live on the water? For $1,800 a month, you can live in an executive condo on the Dartmouth waterfront that boasts two bedrooms, two bathrooms (one more than the Kariya Drive unit), floor to ceiling windows and a gas fireplace. The unit also looks out onto the harbor mouth and offers a computerized sound and light system.
It's hard to imagine paying $2,149 for a two-floor "modern urban loft" in Mississauga! This sweet new Dundurn Loft offers two floors, two bedrooms, 25 ft. ceilings, stainless steel appliances, in-suite laundry, floor to ceiling windows, a yoga area (that's right - a yoga area!), a games room, a gym and more. You're getting a lot of bang for your buck here.
Want to live on the west coast? This 1,000 sq. ft. Bear Mountain condo costs $1,800 a month and boasts two bedrooms, two bathrooms, in-suite laundry, gas appliances, granite and marble countertops, hardwood floors and two nearby golf courses. The location is a little bit more rural, but you're getting a lot of space and amenities for a reasonable price.
So, this is pretty wild. For $2,100 you can get a 2,900 sq. ft. house with four bedrooms and three and a half baths. The home is located in Strongsville (a Cleveland suburb) and actually boasts a three-car garage. In Mississauga, you have to be pretty flush to afford a three-car garage (in fact, you have to be pretty flush to afford a detached house, period). Utilities aren't included here, but all the requisite amenities (heat, air conditioning, appliances) are there.
If you want to compare Mississauga prices to European cities, Stockholm is a good one to look at because the city is relatively world class while not being quite as iconic as, say, Paris. If you want to pay over 13,000 Krona (about $2,000 CAD), you can get this 52 sq. metre (that's about 560 sq. ft.), one bedroom apartment at Odenplan. This place is small but somewhat historic (it was built in the early 1900s) and offers a brand new kitchen and white glazed original pine floors. An additional bonus: Wi-Fi is included! This unit is particularly pricy, but it looks the location is pretty ideal.