Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Vancouver 

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 0.07% lower than in Toronto (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vancouver are 1.59% higher than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 4.29% higher than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 3.19% lower than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 10.67% higher than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 1.57% lower than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 82.50 C$ 75.00 C$      -9.09 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.00 C$ 10.50 C$      -4.55 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.00 C$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 8.00 C$      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.47 C$ 4.56 C$      +1.99 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 C$ 2.36 C$      -5.25 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.96 C$ 2.06 C$      +5.15 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.63 C$ 8.47 C$      -27.15 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.56 C$ 2.91 C$      +13.65 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.52 C$ 1.83 C$      +20.06 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.29 C$ 4.10 C$      +24.54 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.11 C$ 7.60 C$      +24.37 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.89 C$ 7.18 C$      +21.89 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.98 C$ 8.32 C$      +19.22 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.80 C$ 1.57 C$      -12.41 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 C$ 0.77 C$      +7.10 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.54 C$ 1.56 C$      +1.42 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.71 C$ 1.83 C$      +6.95 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.24 C$ 1.38 C$      +11.00 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.10 C$ 1.18 C$      +7.87 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.43 C$ 2.59 C$      +6.63 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.04 C$ 2.47 C$      +21.23 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.50 C$ 18.00 C$      +16.17 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.15 C$ 3.48 C$      +10.24 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 C$ 4.09 C$      +16.95 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 15.25 C$      +1.67 %
Transportation
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.25 C$ 3.00 C$      -7.69 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$ 98.00 C$      -37.18 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 C$ 3.75 C$      -11.76 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$ 3.04 C$      -5.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.04 C$ 33.55 C$      +8.09 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.33 C$ 5.14 C$      +18.79 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 C$ 26,250.00 C$      +5.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,611.52 C$ 24,251.86 C$      -5.31 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 169.11 C$ 89.95 C$      -46.81 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.36 C$ 0.38 C$      +3.51 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.83 C$ 83.55 C$      +16.31 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 55.54 C$ 58.11 C$      +4.63 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.00 C$ 12.61 C$      -49.58 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Childcare
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,681.69 C$ 1,181.35 C$      -29.75 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,846.00 C$ 22,285.71 C$      -16.99 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 73.31 C$ 76.04 C$      +3.73 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.89 C$ 49.04 C$      +2.39 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 107.13 C$ 112.84 C$      +5.34 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 142.75 C$ 150.33 C$      +5.31 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,996.62 C$ 2,005.25 C$      +0.43 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,708.19 C$ 1,616.04 C$      -5.39 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,419.29 C$ 3,681.74 C$      +7.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,603.00 C$ 2,826.64 C$      +8.59 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,073.42 C$ 1,086.19 C$      +1.19 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 835.82 C$ 850.28 C$      +1.73 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,431.50 C$ 4,431.21 C$      -0.01 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.58 2.50      -3.15 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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