Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Nanaimo, BC 

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Consumer Prices in Nanaimo, BC are 0.58% higher than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Nanaimo, BC are 11.80% lower than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Nanaimo, BC are 31.46% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Nanaimo, BC are 15.93% lower than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Nanaimo, BC are 2.74% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Nanaimo, BC is 7.98% lower than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 18.00 C$      -28.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 C$ 95.00 C$      -5.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 12.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 C$ 6.75 C$      -10.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 8.00 C$      -11.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.92 C$ 4.16 C$      -15.50 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.53 C$ 2.49 C$      -1.68 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.26 C$ 1.99 C$      -11.77 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.43 C$ 12.08 C$      +15.77 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.93 C$ 2.87 C$      -2.12 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.11 C$ 1.60 C$      -24.14 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.63 C$ 5.17 C$      +11.54 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.19 C$ 7.48 C$      +4.04 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.45 C$ 7.62 C$      +2.21 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.47 C$ 9.09 C$      -4.06 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.86 C$ 2.59 C$      +39.03 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 C$ 0.85 C$      +3.01 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.95 C$ 2.43 C$      +24.94 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.13 C$ 2.53 C$      +18.84 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.46 C$ 1.75 C$      +20.46 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.11 C$ 1.38 C$      +24.40 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.06 C$ 3.32 C$      +8.45 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.65 C$ 1.96 C$      -25.95 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 17.00 C$      -15.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.44 C$ 6.00 C$      +35.18 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.01 C$ 6.12 C$      +52.74 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.74 C$ 16.00 C$      -14.64 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.05 C$ 2.75 C$      -9.84 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 C$ 65.00 C$      -45.83 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 3.65 C$      -2.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.11 C$ 3.87 C$      +24.61 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 C$ 60.00 C$      +71.43 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.19 C$ 8.32 C$      +1.64 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,900.00 C$ 30,000.00 C$      +0.33 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,343.75 C$ 31,000.00 C$      +22.32 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 105.16 C$ 214.22 C$      +103.70 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 C$ 0.58 C$      +66.67 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 82.77 C$ 118.38 C$      +43.02 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 55.60 C$ 41.12 C$      -26.03 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.64 C$ 30.00 C$      +91.78 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -6.25 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,351.76 C$ 1,500.00 C$      +10.97 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,286.11 C$ 10,000.00 C$      -60.45 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 77.84 C$ 67.27 C$      -13.58 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.77 C$ 43.78 C$      -10.23 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 120.06 C$ 97.50 C$      -18.79 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 155.45 C$ 136.00 C$      -12.51 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,250.38 C$ 1,559.09 C$      -30.72 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,817.67 C$ 1,450.45 C$      -20.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,242.31 C$ 2,466.67 C$      -41.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,009.88 C$ 2,363.64 C$      -21.47 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,253.90 C$ 601.42 C$      -52.04 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 944.45 C$ 638.81 C$      -32.36 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,928.25 C$ 4,000.00 C$      -18.84 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.03 7.47      +85.52 %
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