Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 6.5% lower than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 7.6% lower than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Toronto are 9.2% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 3.5% lower than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 13.8% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 25.6% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 24.50 C$      -2.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 110.00 C$      -8.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.00 C$ 15.00 C$      +7.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 8.50 C$      +6.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 9.38 C$      +4.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.41 C$ 5.28 C$      -2.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.05 C$ 2.82 C$      -7.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.64 C$ 2.19 C$      -17.1 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.67 C$ 15.58 C$      +33.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.84 C$ 3.44 C$      -10.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.80 C$ 2.13 C$      -24.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.04 C$ 4.71 C$      -21.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.55 C$ 7.25 C$      -24.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.49 C$ 7.69 C$      -18.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.93 C$ 8.66 C$      -20.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.93 C$ 2.41 C$      -17.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 C$ 0.83 C$      -0.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.46 C$ 2.49 C$      +1.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.01 C$ 2.24 C$      -25.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.07 C$ 1.69 C$      -18.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.75 C$ 1.68 C$      -4.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.66 C$ 3.10 C$      -15.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.54 C$ 2.42 C$      -4.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 19.00 C$      -5.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.79 C$ 3.39 C$      -29.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.71 C$ 3.77 C$      -20.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.57 C$ 20.00 C$      -2.8 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.15 C$ 3.35 C$      +6.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 140.00 C$ 156.00 C$      +11.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 C$ 5.00 C$      +25.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.45 C$ 2.82 C$      -18.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 38.45 C$ 31.00 C$      -19.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.38 C$ 6.10 C$      -17.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$ 34,256.00 C$      +0.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,263.00 C$ 30,108.46 C$      +6.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 176.01 C$ 198.27 C$      +12.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 68.00 C$ 65.36 C$      -3.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.52 C$ 75.33 C$      -11.9 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 62.03 C$ 74.12 C$      +19.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.80 C$ 30.06 C$      +68.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 18.00 C$      0.0 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,478.95 C$ 1,528.09 C$      +3.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,100.00 C$ 25,810.00 C$      +28.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 89.85 C$ 78.03 C$      -13.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 64.43 C$ 48.88 C$      -24.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 141.07 C$ 128.82 C$      -8.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 186.64 C$ 161.29 C$      -13.6 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,758.90 C$ 2,526.72 C$      -8.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,287.28 C$ 2,235.71 C$      -2.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,085.89 C$ 4,368.52 C$      -14.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,863.29 C$ 3,570.00 C$      -7.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,543.61 C$ 1,294.15 C$      -16.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 994.63 C$ 1,029.31 C$      +3.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,054.85 C$ 4,708.36 C$      +16.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.63 6.61      -0.3 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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