Cost of Living in Vancouver

Summary about cost of living in Vancouver:

  • Four-person family monthly costs: 3,993.02C$ without rent (using our estimator).
  • A single person monthly costs: 1,084.96C$ without rent.
  • Cost of living index in Vancouver is 15.45% lower than in Toronto.
  • Cost of living rank 138th out of 448 cities in the world.
  • Vancouver has a cost of living index of 68.23.
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 C$
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.50 C$
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.25 C$
Cappuccino (regular) 4.36 C$
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.29 C$
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.92 C$
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 2.36 C$
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.93 C$
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.88 C$
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.09 C$
Local Cheese (1kg) 15.24 C$
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 14.97 C$
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14.91 C$
Apples (1kg) 3.36 C$
Banana (1kg) 1.72 C$
Oranges (1kg) 3.36 C$
Tomato (1kg) 4.41 C$
Potato (1kg) 2.39 C$
Onion (1kg) 2.47 C$
Lettuce (1 head) 2.15 C$
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.37 C$
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.70 C$
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.39 C$
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 C$
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.95 C$
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 95.00 C$
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.89 C$
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.86 C$
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.49 C$
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 C$
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,518.92 C$
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 78.90 C$
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.38 C$
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 75.33 C$
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.33 C$
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.78 C$
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,259.52 C$
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,444.44 C$
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 70.12 C$
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) 43.07 C$
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 105.68 C$
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 137.14 C$
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,934.82 C$
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,516.40 C$
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,643.77 C$
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,608.37 C$
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,650.08 C$
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,727.61 C$
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,231.97 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.71

Prices in Vancouver

These data are based on 3317 entries in the past 18 months from 497 different contributors. 
Last update: March 2019

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