Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Vancouver 

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 0.72% higher than in Toronto (without rent)
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 0.52% lower than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 5.86% lower than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 14.54% higher than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 8.07% higher than in Toronto
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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 C$ 80.00 C$      -11.11 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 10.12 C$      -15.62 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.00 C$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 7.00 C$      -12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.39 C$ 4.44 C$      +1.18 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.39 C$ 2.27 C$      -5.25 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 C$ 1.89 C$      +0.06 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.89 C$ 8.48 C$      -28.72 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.59 C$ 2.86 C$      +10.62 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.59 C$ 2.00 C$      +25.76 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.43 C$ 3.91 C$      +14.09 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.37 C$ 8.10 C$      +27.13 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.03 C$ 7.50 C$      +24.49 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.29 C$ 10.13 C$      +39.00 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.82 C$ 1.79 C$      -1.63 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 C$ 0.81 C$      +7.91 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.66 C$ 1.80 C$      +7.93 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.67 C$ 1.96 C$      +16.99 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.37 C$ 1.45 C$      +6.02 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.16 C$ 1.47 C$      +25.99 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.38 C$ 2.73 C$      +14.76 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.18 C$ 2.49 C$      +14.28 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 C$ 18.00 C$      +5.88 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.36 C$ 3.71 C$      +10.34 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.95 C$ 4.56 C$      +15.35 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 15.20 C$      +1.33 %
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.25 C$ 3.00 C$      -7.69 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 155.00 C$ 98.00 C$      -36.77 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 C$ 3.75 C$      -6.25 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$ 3.03 C$      -6.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 C$ 33.55 C$      -4.14 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.14 C$ 5.17 C$      +24.83 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 C$ 26,250.00 C$      +0.96 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,816.45 C$ 24,019.33 C$      -6.96 %
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 153.32 C$ 85.53 C$      -44.21 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 C$ 0.40 C$      -8.22 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.19 C$ 79.00 C$      +10.97 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.85 C$ 55.33 C$      -2.67 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.93 C$ 15.79 C$      -43.45 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,605.71 C$ 1,180.23 C$      -26.50 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,485.42 C$ 22,000.00 C$      -16.94 %
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.95 C$ 79.76 C$      +3.65 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.06 C$ 51.94 C$      +10.38 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 108.25 C$ 116.26 C$      +7.40 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 134.32 C$ 142.26 C$      +5.91 %
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,152.70 C$ 2,053.87 C$      -4.59 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,765.07 C$ 1,581.08 C$      -10.42 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,491.21 C$ 3,637.77 C$      +4.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,736.70 C$ 2,820.00 C$      +3.04 %
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,060.72 C$ 1,096.11 C$      +3.34 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 833.94 C$ 870.75 C$      +4.41 %
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,161.00 C$ 4,507.50 C$      +8.33 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.10 3.38      +8.88 %
Last update: November 2020November 2020
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