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Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Bern Reverse

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You would need around 6,195.28Fr. (7,331.92C$) in Bern to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,600.00C$ 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 40.80% higher than in Vancouver
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bern are 30.93% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Bern are 11.85% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Bern are 62.41% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Bern are 26.45% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Bern is 75.57% higher than in Vancouver

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  Vancouver  Bern      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.50 C$     23.67 C$      +89.35 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 C$     106.51 C$      +52.16 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.00 C$     15.39 C$      +92.31 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.50 C$     6.80 C$      +23.73 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.50 C$     5.33 C$      -18.07 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.09 C$     4.96 C$      +21.20 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.97 C$     5.09 C$      +158.49 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.89 C$     4.34 C$      +129.60 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.97 C$     1.69 C$      -14.60 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.44 C$     2.34 C$      -31.90 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.59 C$     2.37 C$      -48.44 %
Eggs (12) 3.68 C$     5.22 C$      +41.81 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 16.98 C$     20.12 C$      +18.46 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 15.37 C$     29.59 C$      +92.54 %
Apples (1kg) 3.42 C$     4.93 C$      +44.24 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.57 C$     3.25 C$      -8.83 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.49 C$     6.11 C$      +75.16 %
Potato (1kg) 1.90 C$     2.21 C$      +16.01 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.78 C$     2.25 C$      +26.59 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.26 C$     1.46 C$      -35.42 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.00 C$     11.83 C$      -37.71 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.42 C$     1.58 C$      -53.87 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.20 C$     2.76 C$      -13.68 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.75 C$     9.47 C$      -11.93 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 C$     4.73 C$      +72.14 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 97.50 C$     88.76 C$      -8.96 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.30 C$     8.05 C$      +143.87 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.88 C$     4.97 C$      +165.10 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.86 C$     85.21 C$      +159.31 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.43 C$     2.09 C$      +46.38 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 C$     28,994.95 C$      +20.81 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 125.93 C$     358.63 C$      +184.78 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 C$     0.32 C$      -23.44 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.02 C$     44.38 C$      -9.47 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.60 C$     96.65 C$      +91.02 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 43.00 C$     47.34 C$      +10.09 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 C$     21.30 C$      +70.42 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.86 C$     147.93 C$      +131.65 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.42 C$     53.26 C$      +22.65 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 106.45 C$     159.77 C$      +50.09 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 117.96 C$     171.60 C$      +45.48 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,449.27 C$     1,538.51 C$      +6.16 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,017.38 C$     1,257.43 C$      +23.60 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,082.76 C$     3,155.91 C$      +2.37 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,020.37 C$     2,514.87 C$      +24.48 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,607.36 C$     8,284.27 C$      +8.90 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,113.63 C$     6,509.07 C$      +27.29 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,372.16 C$     7,751.71 C$      +129.87 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.37     2.00      -40.63 %
 
Last updateDecember, 2014November, 2014
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Currency: CAD