Housing in Hastings County is affordable compared to a big city like Toronto.  According to Real Estate Boards, the average price for homes sold in Toronto in August, 2016 was $710,410 and in Hastings County homes sold for an average of $254,652.  While one may assume that Torontonians have a significantly larger take home pay, according to the National Household Survey, 2011, the average total household income is $87,038 while in Hastings County it's only a little bit lower at $65,693.