Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Vancouver 

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 0.61% lower than in Toronto (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vancouver are 2.42% higher than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 7.49% higher than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 2.39% lower than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 8.33% higher than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 3.22% 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 80.00 C$ 75.00 C$      -6.25 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.00 C$ 11.00 C$      0.00 %
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) 4.55 C$ 4.51 C$      -0.94 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 C$ 2.35 C$      -5.40 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.93 C$ 2.04 C$      +5.58 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.22 C$ 8.44 C$      -24.73 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.55 C$ 3.01 C$      +17.86 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.57 C$ 1.70 C$      +8.79 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.41 C$ 4.42 C$      +29.64 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.57 C$ 7.14 C$      +8.58 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.97 C$ 7.11 C$      +19.00 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.10 C$ 8.66 C$      +21.98 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.86 C$ 1.62 C$      -13.02 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 C$ 0.79 C$      +9.82 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.60 C$ 1.59 C$      -0.18 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.76 C$ 1.87 C$      +6.42 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.31 C$ 1.19 C$      -9.47 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.16 C$ 1.15 C$      -1.34 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.49 C$ 2.53 C$      +1.46 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.04 C$ 2.37 C$      +15.95 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 C$ 18.00 C$      +12.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.24 C$ 3.78 C$      +16.76 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.48 C$ 4.02 C$      +15.76 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 16.00 C$      +6.67 %
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$ 100.12 C$      -35.82 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 C$ 3.75 C$      -11.76 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$ 3.03 C$      -6.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.04 C$ 33.55 C$      +8.10 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.59 C$ 5.53 C$      +20.56 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 C$ 26,500.00 C$      +6.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,423.54 C$ 24,714.45 C$      -2.79 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 164.68 C$ 91.78 C$      -44.27 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.36 C$ 0.33 C$      -9.14 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 74.44 C$ 87.57 C$      +17.63 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.93 C$ 57.04 C$      +0.20 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.83 C$ 15.50 C$      -32.10 %
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 1,698.80 C$ 1,143.96 C$      -32.66 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,545.45 C$ 26,714.29 C$      +8.84 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 70.78 C$ 79.07 C$      +11.70 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.17 C$ 49.67 C$      +7.56 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 109.08 C$ 109.31 C$      +0.21 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 141.26 C$ 157.08 C$      +11.20 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,974.70 C$ 2,029.60 C$      +2.78 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,653.42 C$ 1,639.20 C$      -0.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,347.77 C$ 3,754.79 C$      +12.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,580.19 C$ 2,868.97 C$      +11.19 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,039.38 C$ 1,074.00 C$      +3.33 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 836.79 C$ 852.04 C$      +1.82 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,626.70 C$ 4,586.17 C$      -0.88 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.45 2.41      -1.72 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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