Cost of Living Comparison Between Edmonton and Vancouver 

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Cost of Living in Vancouver is 17.1% higher than in Edmonton (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Vancouver is 39.4% higher than in Edmonton
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 106.5% higher than in Edmonton
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 27.7% higher than in Edmonton
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 13.6% higher than in Edmonton
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 18.0% lower than in Edmonton
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Restaurants
Edmonton Edit Vancouver Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 25.00 C$      +25.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 82.50 C$ 120.00 C$      +45.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 C$ 15.00 C$      +15.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 8.50 C$      +21.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 9.00 C$      +12.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.71 C$ 5.43 C$      +15.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.41 C$ 2.95 C$      +22.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.17 C$ 2.58 C$      +19.1 %
Markets
Edmonton Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.53 C$ 10.17 C$      +19.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.05 C$ 3.79 C$      +24.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.88 C$ 2.59 C$      +37.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.07 C$ 5.46 C$      +7.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.97 C$ 8.25 C$      +3.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.14 C$ 9.49 C$      +33.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.77 C$ 10.77 C$      +22.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.65 C$ 2.78 C$      +4.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 C$ 0.82 C$      +1.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.45 C$ 2.36 C$      -4.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.33 C$ 2.95 C$      +26.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.50 C$ 1.94 C$      +29.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.40 C$ 1.68 C$      +20.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.84 C$ 3.48 C$      -9.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.50 C$ 2.54 C$      +1.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.26 C$ 4.25 C$      -0.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.96 C$ 4.62 C$      -6.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.00 C$ 20.00 C$      +11.1 %
Transportation
Edmonton Edit Vancouver Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$ 3.15 C$      -10.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 C$ 140.00 C$      +40.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.10 C$ 4.00 C$      -2.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 3.27 C$      +16.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 C$ 36.90 C$      +23.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.39 C$ 7.23 C$      +34.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,989.00 C$ 33,978.00 C$      -0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,562.49 C$ 27,715.31 C$      -6.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Edmonton Edit Vancouver Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 270.30 C$ 140.80 C$      -47.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 66.46 C$ 60.95 C$      -8.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 79.59 C$ 77.48 C$      -2.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Edmonton Edit Vancouver Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.92 C$ 55.43 C$      -14.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.83 C$ 14.44 C$      -53.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 C$ 17.00 C$      0.0 %
Childcare
Edmonton Edit Vancouver Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 911.28 C$ 1,543.75 C$      +69.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,783.33 C$ 20,100.00 C$      +105.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Edmonton Edit Vancouver Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 72.55 C$ 84.66 C$      +16.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.99 C$ 57.64 C$      +22.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 107.31 C$ 132.92 C$      +23.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 119.74 C$ 165.84 C$      +38.5 %
Rent Per Month
Edmonton Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,425.46 C$ 2,787.60 C$      +95.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,190.64 C$ 2,361.71 C$      +98.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,324.57 C$ 5,085.62 C$      +118.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,885.64 C$ 3,861.86 C$      +104.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Edmonton Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 326.64 C$ 1,404.88 C$      +330.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 262.45 C$ 930.14 C$      +254.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Edmonton Edit Vancouver Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,037.30 C$ 4,616.20 C$      +14.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.28 6.53      +3.9 %
Last update: July 2024July 2024
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