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Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Bern 

You would need around 6,035.66Fr. (7,529.72C$) in Bern to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,400.00C$ in Vancouver (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Bern are 52.46% higher than in Vancouver
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bern are 39.44% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Bern are 13.90% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Bern are 75.25% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Bern are 37.71% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Bern is 69.74% higher than in Vancouver

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  Vancouver  Bern      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.64 C$     24.95 C$      +97.37 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.12 C$     111.56 C$      +71.32 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.00 C$     16.16 C$      +101.95 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.50 C$     6.55 C$      +19.08 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.50 C$     5.61 C$      -13.63 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.96 C$     5.16 C$      +30.38 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.99 C$     5.05 C$      +153.60 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.85 C$     4.74 C$      +156.07 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 2.07 C$     1.68 C$      -18.46 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.27 C$     2.50 C$      -23.60 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.95 C$     2.84 C$      -42.61 %
Eggs (12) 3.81 C$     6.49 C$      +70.31 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 17.22 C$     20.21 C$      +17.36 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 14.37 C$     33.89 C$      +135.84 %
Apples (1kg) 3.43 C$     4.02 C$      +17.14 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.37 C$     4.16 C$      +23.36 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.71 C$     4.57 C$      +23.19 %
Potato (1kg) 1.78 C$     2.33 C$      +30.60 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.66 C$     2.18 C$      +31.22 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.34 C$     1.34 C$      -42.73 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.50 C$     11.23 C$      -42.42 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.06 C$     1.75 C$      -42.91 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.26 C$     2.37 C$      -27.33 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 C$     9.86 C$      -1.44 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 C$     4.68 C$      +70.12 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 91.00 C$     93.57 C$      +2.82 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.30 C$     8.48 C$      +157.07 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.84 C$     4.87 C$      +164.42 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.86 C$     89.82 C$      +173.35 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.42 C$     2.19 C$      +54.05 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 C$     30,564.69 C$      +38.93 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 138.74 C$     361.50 C$      +160.55 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.40 C$     0.37 C$      -6.43 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.56 C$     51.98 C$      +11.64 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.55 C$     118.52 C$      +144.12 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 43.00 C$     56.14 C$      +30.56 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 C$     22.46 C$      +79.65 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68.42 C$     130.68 C$      +90.99 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.71 C$     53.02 C$      -6.50 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 108.68 C$     130.37 C$      +19.95 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 120.27 C$     157.61 C$      +31.05 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,396.08 C$     1,534.24 C$      +9.90 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 987.00 C$     1,143.58 C$      +15.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,986.67 C$     3,326.77 C$      +11.39 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,955.36 C$     2,307.95 C$      +18.03 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,527.04 C$     9,356.54 C$      +24.31 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,091.58 C$     6,237.69 C$      +22.51 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,279.01 C$     7,761.01 C$      +136.69 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.56     2.15      -39.63 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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