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Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Bern Reverse

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You would need around 6,094.07Fr. (7,173.18C$) in Bern to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,600.00C$ 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 36.77% higher than in Vancouver
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bern are 28.09% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Bern are 11.36% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Bern are 62.14% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Bern are 17.67% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Bern is 64.34% higher than in Vancouver

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  Vancouver  Bern      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.50 C$     23.54 C$      +88.33 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 C$     106.99 C$      +52.84 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.00 C$     14.77 C$      +84.65 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.50 C$     7.06 C$      +28.41 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.50 C$     5.59 C$      -13.98 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.07 C$     5.00 C$      +22.87 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.95 C$     4.90 C$      +151.17 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.91 C$     4.29 C$      +124.94 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 2.00 C$     1.59 C$      -20.40 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.39 C$     2.38 C$      -29.96 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.08 C$     2.52 C$      -50.42 %
Eggs (12) 3.76 C$     5.63 C$      +49.79 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 17.63 C$     20.30 C$      +15.19 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 15.33 C$     27.47 C$      +79.12 %
Apples (1kg) 3.50 C$     3.69 C$      +5.25 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.57 C$     3.83 C$      +7.17 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.47 C$     4.36 C$      +25.44 %
Potato (1kg) 1.86 C$     2.04 C$      +9.74 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.77 C$     1.96 C$      +11.03 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.33 C$     1.26 C$      -46.15 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$     11.18 C$      -44.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.28 C$     1.53 C$      -53.38 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.34 C$     2.35 C$      -29.53 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.25 C$     9.42 C$      -8.13 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 C$     4.71 C$      +71.21 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 C$     88.28 C$      -11.72 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.32 C$     8.00 C$      +140.73 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.89 C$     4.59 C$      +142.89 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.86 C$     84.75 C$      +157.91 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.44 C$     2.08 C$      +44.67 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 C$     28,838.35 C$      +31.08 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 128.99 C$     356.69 C$      +176.53 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 C$     0.31 C$      -23.44 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.99 C$     49.04 C$      -1.88 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.08 C$     105.94 C$      +115.84 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 43.75 C$     47.08 C$      +7.62 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 C$     21.19 C$      +69.50 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.52 C$     139.78 C$      +116.63 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.94 C$     50.03 C$      +8.90 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 107.37 C$     158.91 C$      +48.00 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 116.79 C$     170.68 C$      +46.14 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,452.13 C$     1,580.83 C$      +8.86 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,013.49 C$     1,250.64 C$      +23.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,128.57 C$     3,138.87 C$      +0.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,013.46 C$     2,501.29 C$      +24.23 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,646.50 C$     8,239.53 C$      +7.76 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,113.63 C$     6,473.92 C$      +26.60 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,345.68 C$     7,042.84 C$      +110.51 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.38     2.00      -40.91 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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Currency: CAD