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Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Bern Reverse

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You would need around 6,127.95Fr. (7,175.55C$) in Bern to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,600.00C$ 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 37.05% higher than in Vancouver
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bern are 28.13% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Bern are 11.03% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Bern are 61.71% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Bern are 18.45% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Bern is 63.45% higher than in Vancouver

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  Vancouver  Bern      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.50 C$     23.42 C$      +87.35 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 C$     106.37 C$      +51.95 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.00 C$     14.70 C$      +83.69 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.50 C$     7.03 C$      +27.74 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.50 C$     5.56 C$      -14.43 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.07 C$     4.98 C$      +22.28 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.96 C$     4.88 C$      +148.52 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.91 C$     4.27 C$      +122.82 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.95 C$     1.58 C$      -18.93 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.39 C$     2.37 C$      -30.19 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.93 C$     2.51 C$      -49.19 %
Eggs (12) 3.75 C$     5.60 C$      +49.38 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 17.23 C$     20.20 C$      +17.25 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 15.04 C$     27.32 C$      +81.65 %
Apples (1kg) 3.45 C$     3.67 C$      +6.32 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.57 C$     3.81 C$      +6.61 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.47 C$     4.33 C$      +24.79 %
Potato (1kg) 1.93 C$     2.03 C$      +5.17 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.75 C$     1.95 C$      +11.82 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.33 C$     1.25 C$      -46.43 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.50 C$     11.12 C$      -42.95 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.38 C$     1.52 C$      -54.91 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.34 C$     2.34 C$      -29.90 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.50 C$     9.37 C$      -10.78 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 C$     4.68 C$      +70.32 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 C$     87.82 C$      -12.18 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.32 C$     7.96 C$      +139.47 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.89 C$     4.57 C$      +141.63 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.86 C$     84.31 C$      +156.57 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.44 C$     2.07 C$      +43.75 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 C$     28,688.36 C$      +30.40 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 128.99 C$     354.83 C$      +175.10 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 C$     0.31 C$      -23.84 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.60 C$     48.79 C$      -1.64 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.08 C$     105.39 C$      +114.72 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 43.75 C$     46.84 C$      +7.06 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 C$     21.08 C$      +68.62 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 65.50 C$     139.05 C$      +112.29 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.00 C$     49.77 C$      +10.59 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 107.37 C$     158.08 C$      +47.23 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 116.79 C$     169.79 C$      +45.38 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,455.21 C$     1,573.49 C$      +8.13 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,016.19 C$     1,244.14 C$      +22.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,128.57 C$     3,122.54 C$      -0.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,013.46 C$     2,488.28 C$      +23.58 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,646.50 C$     8,196.68 C$      +7.20 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,113.63 C$     6,440.24 C$      +25.94 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,345.35 C$     7,006.21 C$      +109.43 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.38     2.00      -40.91 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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Currency: CAD