Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Vancouver 

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 1.54% higher than in Toronto (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vancouver are 6.32% higher than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 14.64% higher than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 5.74% higher than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 6.84% higher than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 3.89% lower than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 25.00 C$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 C$ 115.00 C$      +15.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 12.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.00 C$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 9.00 C$      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.75 C$ 4.91 C$      +3.33 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.51 C$ 2.61 C$      +4.02 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 C$ 2.41 C$      +15.65 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12.05 C$ 12.13 C$      +0.70 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.11 C$ 2.94 C$      -5.51 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.68 C$ 2.06 C$      +22.60 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.83 C$ 4.62 C$      +20.68 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.27 C$ 7.30 C$      +0.32 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.42 C$ 7.19 C$      -3.19 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.52 C$ 8.88 C$      +18.09 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.97 C$ 1.89 C$      -3.89 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 C$ 0.84 C$      +9.96 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.85 C$ 2.04 C$      +10.39 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.03 C$ 2.09 C$      +3.06 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.53 C$ 1.51 C$      -1.52 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.34 C$ 1.14 C$      -15.13 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.12 C$ 3.02 C$      -3.11 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.97 C$ 2.73 C$      +37.98 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 C$ 20.00 C$      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.27 C$ 4.60 C$      +40.96 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.75 C$ 4.02 C$      +7.10 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.60 C$ 19.00 C$      +7.95 %
Transportation
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.25 C$ 3.05 C$      -6.15 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$ 120.00 C$      -23.08 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.38 C$ 3.75 C$      -14.38 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 3.11 C$      +10.29 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.00 C$ 36.50 C$      +17.74 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.52 C$ 8.13 C$      +8.11 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 C$ 29,900.00 C$      +6.79 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,694.20 C$ 25,343.75 C$      -1.36 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 169.73 C$ 112.63 C$      -33.64 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.42 C$ 0.35 C$      -16.51 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 76.45 C$ 83.22 C$      +8.86 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.25 C$ 56.72 C$      -7.39 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.14 C$ 16.27 C$      -29.71 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 16.00 C$      +6.67 %
Childcare
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,606.00 C$ 1,372.63 C$      -14.53 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,544.17 C$ 25,741.46 C$      -3.02 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 85.50 C$ 79.32 C$      -7.22 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.80 C$ 49.74 C$      -0.12 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 127.42 C$ 118.88 C$      -6.71 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 131.03 C$ 159.20 C$      +21.50 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,118.28 C$ 2,298.66 C$      +8.52 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,815.98 C$ 1,975.76 C$      +8.80 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,454.10 C$ 4,469.23 C$      +29.39 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,920.31 C$ 3,074.27 C$      +5.27 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,169.38 C$ 1,261.72 C$      +7.90 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 911.49 C$ 980.42 C$      +7.56 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,716.55 C$ 4,819.71 C$      +2.19 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.19 4.11      -20.97 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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