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Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Bern Reverse

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You would need around 6,092.99Fr. (7,213.20C$) in Bern to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,600.00C$ in Vancouver (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Bern are 37.54% higher than in Vancouver
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bern are 28.81% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Bern are 11.96% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Bern are 63.04% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Bern are 18.34% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Bern is 64.54% higher than in Vancouver

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  Vancouver  Bern      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.50 C$     23.68 C$      +89.42 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 C$     107.54 C$      +53.63 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.00 C$     14.86 C$      +85.72 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.50 C$     7.10 C$      +29.15 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.50 C$     5.62 C$      -13.49 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.07 C$     5.03 C$      +23.56 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.95 C$     4.93 C$      +152.59 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.91 C$     4.31 C$      +126.23 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 2.00 C$     1.60 C$      -20.27 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.39 C$     2.39 C$      -29.56 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.08 C$     2.53 C$      -50.14 %
Eggs (12) 3.76 C$     5.66 C$      +50.66 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 17.63 C$     20.42 C$      +15.85 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 15.33 C$     27.62 C$      +80.15 %
Apples (1kg) 3.50 C$     3.71 C$      +5.86 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.57 C$     3.85 C$      +7.78 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.47 C$     4.38 C$      +26.16 %
Potato (1kg) 1.86 C$     2.05 C$      +10.38 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.77 C$     1.97 C$      +11.67 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.33 C$     1.26 C$      -45.84 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$     11.25 C$      -43.77 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.28 C$     1.54 C$      -53.11 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.34 C$     2.37 C$      -29.13 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.25 C$     9.47 C$      -7.60 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 C$     4.74 C$      +72.20 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 C$     88.79 C$      -11.21 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.32 C$     8.05 C$      +142.11 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.89 C$     4.62 C$      +144.29 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.86 C$     85.24 C$      +159.40 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.44 C$     2.09 C$      +45.51 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 C$     29,004.38 C$      +31.84 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 128.99 C$     358.74 C$      +178.13 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 C$     0.32 C$      -23.00 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.99 C$     49.33 C$      -1.32 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.08 C$     106.55 C$      +117.08 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 43.75 C$     47.35 C$      +8.24 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 C$     21.31 C$      +70.47 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.52 C$     140.58 C$      +117.88 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.94 C$     50.31 C$      +9.53 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 107.37 C$     159.82 C$      +48.85 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 116.79 C$     171.66 C$      +46.99 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,452.13 C$     1,586.86 C$      +9.28 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,013.49 C$     1,257.84 C$      +24.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,128.57 C$     3,156.94 C$      +0.91 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,013.46 C$     2,515.69 C$      +24.94 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,646.50 C$     8,286.97 C$      +8.38 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,113.63 C$     6,511.19 C$      +27.33 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,342.24 C$     7,083.38 C$      +111.94 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.38     2.00      -40.91 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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Currency: CAD