Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Vancouver 

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Cost of Living in Vancouver is 3.5% higher than in Toronto (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Vancouver is 5.6% higher than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 9.1% higher than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 0.3% lower than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 11.9% higher than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 11.0% lower than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 25.00 C$      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 120.00 C$      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.10 C$ 8.00 C$      -1.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 C$ 9.00 C$      -10.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.42 C$ 5.42 C$      +0.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.97 C$ 2.94 C$      -1.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.22 C$ 2.61 C$      +17.8 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 16.04 C$ 11.33 C$      -29.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.48 C$ 3.81 C$      +9.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.15 C$ 2.73 C$      +27.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.88 C$ 5.61 C$      +14.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.29 C$ 8.22 C$      +12.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.88 C$ 9.61 C$      +22.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.79 C$ 11.16 C$      +27.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.39 C$ 2.80 C$      +17.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.94 C$ 0.83 C$      -11.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.46 C$ 2.39 C$      -2.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.32 C$ 2.96 C$      +27.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.66 C$ 2.01 C$      +21.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.72 C$ 1.72 C$      +0.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.15 C$ 3.57 C$      +13.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.42 C$ 2.70 C$      +11.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.00 C$ 20.00 C$      +5.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.51 C$ 4.61 C$      +31.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.80 C$ 4.62 C$      +21.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 20.07 C$      +0.4 %
Transportation
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.35 C$ 3.15 C$      -6.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$ 140.00 C$      -10.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 C$ 3.88 C$      -22.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 3.45 C$      +22.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.00 C$ 36.29 C$      +17.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.13 C$ 7.44 C$      +21.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,350.00 C$ 33,978.00 C$      -1.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,263.32 C$ 28,345.04 C$      -9.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 158.42 C$ 147.45 C$      -6.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 64.04 C$ 64.49 C$      +0.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.32 C$ 79.18 C$      +8.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 72.29 C$ 55.63 C$      -23.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.11 C$ 15.84 C$      -45.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 18.00 C$      0.0 %
Childcare
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,563.31 C$ 1,550.00 C$      -0.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,966.43 C$ 20,100.00 C$      -19.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.31 C$ 85.54 C$      +1.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51.31 C$ 58.00 C$      +13.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 138.55 C$ 136.08 C$      -1.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 166.74 C$ 168.58 C$      +1.1 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,525.31 C$ 2,798.14 C$      +10.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,153.12 C$ 2,287.02 C$      +6.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,487.30 C$ 5,047.42 C$      +12.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,642.81 C$ 3,838.17 C$      +5.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,303.09 C$ 1,455.23 C$      +11.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,019.91 C$ 930.14 C$      -8.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,687.59 C$ 4,406.20 C$      -6.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.53 6.54      +0.1 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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