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Cost of Living in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Prices in Nanaimo, BC

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 87.89
Rent Index: 28.12
Groceries Index: 89.61
Restaurants Index: 83.21
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 58.97
Local Purchasing Power: 73.06

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$
12.00
15.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 57.00 C$
50.00
60.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.25 C$
8.00
10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 C$
4.50
6.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 C$
6.00
7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.15 C$
3.50
5.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.01 C$
1.50
2.50
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.89 C$
1.50
2.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 2.22 C$
1.95
2.69
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.36 C$
3.00
3.95
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.50 C$
4.00
5.00
Eggs (12) 2.88 C$
2.50
3.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 12.25 C$
10.00
19.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 11.26 C$
9.46
14.33
Apples (1kg) 1.80 C$
1.60
2.00
Oranges (1kg) 2.46 C$
1.39
4.00
Tomato (1kg) 2.87 C$
1.60
5.00
Potato (1kg) 1.85 C$
1.50
2.20
Lettuce (1 head) 1.80 C$
1.19
2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.73 C$
2.50
3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$
13.00
16.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.33 C$
1.50
4.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.75 C$
2.25
5.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 C$
8.00
12.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 C$
2.50
2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 67.50 C$
55.00
70.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$
3.15
4.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.18 C$
1.80
2.20
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 69.54 C$
39.08
100.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.31 C$
1.25
1.35
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 C$
22,000.00
33,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 140.35 C$
100.00
261.41
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 C$
0.05
0.35
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.80 C$
55.00
85.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 71.67 C$
70.00
75.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.00 C$
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.88 C$
10.00
12.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.00 C$
50.00
50.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 63.33 C$
50.00
80.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 111.67 C$
100.00
125.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 120.00 C$
110.00
130.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 775.00 C$
750.00
800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 728.33 C$
700.00
750.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,266.67 C$
1,200.00
1,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,133.33 C$
1,100.00
1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,583.34 C$
2,000.00
5,166.68
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,900.00 C$
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,066.67 C$
1,500.00
2,800.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.95
3.90
4.00

These data are based on 267 entries in the past 18 months from 30 different contributors.

Last update: April, 2014

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2 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Jan 10, 2014 :
thinking of moving to nanaimo this spring people tell me its too exspensive on small wcb pension
#Richard Nelson on Jan 03, 2014 :
You people are really out to lunch, saying the cost of living did not go up last year, what world do you live in. Everything here has gone up considerably.

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