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Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Bern Reverse

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You would need around 6,174.22Fr. (7,215.60C$) in Bern to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,600.00C$ 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 38.37% higher than in Vancouver
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bern are 28.85% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Bern are 10.49% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Bern are 59.69% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Bern are 23.65% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Bern is 71.78% higher than in Vancouver

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  Vancouver  Bern      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.50 C$     23.37 C$      +86.99 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 C$     105.18 C$      +50.26 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.00 C$     15.19 C$      +89.91 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.50 C$     6.72 C$      +22.18 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.50 C$     5.26 C$      -19.09 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.08 C$     4.89 C$      +19.83 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.97 C$     5.03 C$      +154.93 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.92 C$     4.29 C$      +122.85 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.95 C$     1.67 C$      -14.56 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.43 C$     2.31 C$      -32.47 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.00 C$     2.34 C$      -53.28 %
Eggs (12) 3.74 C$     5.15 C$      +37.83 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 17.23 C$     19.87 C$      +15.29 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 15.34 C$     29.22 C$      +90.45 %
Apples (1kg) 3.45 C$     4.87 C$      +41.11 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.57 C$     3.21 C$      -9.97 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.49 C$     6.04 C$      +72.97 %
Potato (1kg) 1.90 C$     2.18 C$      +14.56 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.75 C$     2.22 C$      +27.23 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.31 C$     1.44 C$      -37.59 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.50 C$     11.69 C$      -36.83 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.42 C$     1.56 C$      -54.45 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.26 C$     2.73 C$      -16.29 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.75 C$     9.35 C$      -13.03 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 C$     4.67 C$      +69.99 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 97.50 C$     87.65 C$      -10.10 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.30 C$     7.95 C$      +140.82 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.88 C$     4.91 C$      +161.78 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.86 C$     84.14 C$      +156.07 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.44 C$     2.06 C$      +43.71 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 C$     28,632.32 C$      +24.49 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 124.54 C$     354.14 C$      +184.36 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.42 C$     0.31 C$      -25.40 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.41 C$     43.82 C$      -11.30 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.49 C$     95.44 C$      +92.87 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 43.00 C$     46.75 C$      +8.71 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 C$     21.04 C$      +68.29 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.09 C$     146.08 C$      +127.94 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.17 C$     52.59 C$      +19.07 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 105.63 C$     157.77 C$      +49.37 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 117.91 C$     169.46 C$      +43.72 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,448.98 C$     1,580.23 C$      +9.06 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,011.16 C$     1,241.71 C$      +22.80 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,117.24 C$     3,116.44 C$      -0.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,013.46 C$     2,483.42 C$      +23.34 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,711.50 C$     8,180.66 C$      +6.08 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,113.63 C$     6,427.66 C$      +25.70 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,311.30 C$     7,329.21 C$      +121.34 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.35     2.00      -40.27 %
 
Last updateNovember, 2014November, 2014
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