Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Nanaimo, BC 

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Consumer Prices in Nanaimo, BC are 3.43% lower than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Nanaimo, BC are 16.80% lower than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Nanaimo, BC are 38.35% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Nanaimo, BC are 5.31% lower than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Nanaimo, BC are 0.69% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Nanaimo, BC is 37.51% lower than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 17.25 C$      -13.75 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 C$ 82.50 C$      +10.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 C$ 10.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 6.00 C$      -14.29 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 C$ 6.75 C$      -10.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.45 C$ 3.62 C$      -18.79 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 C$ 1.98 C$      -12.97 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 C$ 1.50 C$      -18.13 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.73 C$ 11.20 C$      +28.31 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.90 C$ 2.40 C$      -17.17 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.89 C$ 1.08 C$      -43.13 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.03 C$ 3.77 C$      -6.47 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.21 C$ 5.78 C$      -19.77 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.23 C$ 6.10 C$      -15.64 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.49 C$ 9.10 C$      -4.13 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.57 C$ 2.57 C$      +63.75 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 C$ 0.91 C$      +20.19 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.53 C$ 2.40 C$      +56.68 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.77 C$ 2.28 C$      +28.99 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.31 C$ 1.35 C$      +2.97 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.35 C$ 1.31 C$      -2.56 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.54 C$ 2.18 C$      -14.33 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.47 C$ 1.81 C$      -26.67 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$ 13.50 C$      -25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.49 C$ 2.62 C$      -25.02 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.18 C$ 3.33 C$      -20.20 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$ 2.50 C$      -16.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 98.00 C$ 65.00 C$      -33.67 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 3.50 C$      -6.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.03 C$ 3.51 C$      +15.96 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.55 C$ 50.00 C$      +49.03 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.89 C$ 4.74 C$      -3.23 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 C$ 27,000.00 C$      +3.85 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,144.33 C$ 23,750.00 C$      -1.63 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 87.45 C$ 158.00 C$      +80.68 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.39 C$ 0.29 C$      -24.94 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 82.61 C$ 97.40 C$      +17.91 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 60.39 C$ 36.00 C$      -40.39 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.76 C$ 9.20 C$      -33.15 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 12.50 C$      -16.67 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,216.60 C$ 928.00 C$      -23.72 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,285.71 C$ 16,000.00 C$      -28.21 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 73.40 C$ 67.96 C$      -7.41 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.34 C$ 38.75 C$      -21.47 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 112.86 C$ 104.33 C$      -7.55 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 146.18 C$ 140.43 C$      -3.93 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,008.02 C$ 1,166.79 C$      -41.89 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,574.56 C$ 1,060.00 C$      -32.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,544.46 C$ 1,988.46 C$      -43.90 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,738.50 C$ 1,866.67 C$      -31.84 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,087.02 C$ 377.38 C$      -65.28 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 847.74 C$ 308.38 C$      -63.62 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,533.86 C$ 2,357.33 C$      -48.01 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.77 3.87      +39.41 %
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