Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Amsterdam 

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Consumer Prices in Amsterdam are 14.92% higher than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Amsterdam are 15.51% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Amsterdam are 16.47% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Amsterdam are 30.56% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Amsterdam are 14.94% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Amsterdam is 12.82% lower than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Amsterdam Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$
(13.10 €)
22.90 C$
(15.00 €)
     +14.49 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 C$
(49.13 €)
114.49 C$
(75.00 €)
     +52.66 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 C$
(6.55 €)
13.74 C$
(9.00 €)
     +37.39 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$
(4.59 €)
7.63 C$
(5.00 €)
     +9.04 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 C$
(4.91 €)
7.63 C$
(5.00 €)
     +1.77 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.45 C$
(2.92 €)
5.10 C$
(3.34 €)
     +14.42 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 C$
(1.49 €)
4.14 C$
(2.71 €)
     +82.09 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 C$
(1.20 €)
3.27 C$
(2.14 €)
     +78.65 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Amsterdam Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.73 C$
(5.72 €)
6.10 C$
(3.99 €)
     -30.12 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.90 C$
(1.90 €)
2.46 C$
(1.61 €)
     -15.15 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.89 C$
(1.24 €)
1.42 C$
(0.93 €)
     -24.72 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.03 C$
(2.64 €)
4.20 C$
(2.75 €)
     +4.28 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.21 C$
(4.72 €)
7.41 C$
(4.86 €)
     +2.86 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.23 C$
(4.74 €)
5.37 C$
(3.52 €)
     -25.75 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.49 C$
(6.22 €)
9.11 C$
(5.97 €)
     -4.03 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.57 C$
(1.03 €)
1.49 C$
(0.97 €)
     -5.28 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 C$
(0.50 €)
1.09 C$
(0.71 €)
     +42.87 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.53 C$
(1.00 €)
1.21 C$
(0.79 €)
     -21.15 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.77 C$
(1.16 €)
1.56 C$
(1.02 €)
     -12.06 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.31 C$
(0.86 €)
1.06 C$
(0.69 €)
     -18.96 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.35 C$
(0.88 €)
0.88 C$
(0.58 €)
     -34.68 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.54 C$
(1.67 €)
1.32 C$
(0.86 €)
     -48.21 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.47 C$
(1.62 €)
1.36 C$
(0.89 €)
     -44.94 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$
(11.79 €)
10.69 C$
(7.00 €)
     -40.63 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.49 C$
(2.29 €)
1.90 C$
(1.24 €)
     -45.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.18 C$
(2.74 €)
2.86 C$
(1.87 €)
     -31.60 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$
(9.83 €)
12.21 C$
(8.00 €)
     -18.58 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Amsterdam Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$
(1.97 €)
4.89 C$
(3.20 €)
     +62.83 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 98.00 C$
(64.20 €)
148.84 C$
(97.50 €)
     +51.88 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$
(2.46 €)
7.63 C$
(5.00 €)
     +103.54 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.03 C$
(1.98 €)
5.77 C$
(3.78 €)
     +90.82 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.55 C$
(21.98 €)
67.12 C$
(43.97 €)
     +100.07 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.89 C$
(3.21 €)
9.63 C$
(6.31 €)
     +96.78 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 C$
(17,031.62 €)
38,935.23 C$
(25,505.00 €)
     +49.75 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,144.33 C$
(15,816.04 €)
43,471.79 C$
(28,476.73 €)
     +80.05 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Amsterdam Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 87.45 C$
(57.28 €)
248.12 C$
(162.54 €)
     +183.74 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.39 C$
(0.25 €)
0.23 C$
(0.15 €)
     -39.99 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 82.61 C$
(54.11 €)
68.57 C$
(44.92 €)
     -16.99 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Amsterdam Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 60.39 C$
(39.56 €)
62.05 C$
(40.65 €)
     +2.75 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.76 C$
(9.02 €)
46.06 C$
(30.18 €)
     +234.69 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$
(9.83 €)
18.32 C$
(12.00 €)
     +22.13 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Amsterdam Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,216.60 C$
(796.95 €)
2,722.20 C$
(1,783.21 €)
     +123.75 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,285.71 C$
(14,598.53 €)
19,574.88 C$
(12,822.76 €)
     -12.16 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Amsterdam Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 73.40 C$
(48.08 €)
139.77 C$
(91.56 €)
     +90.44 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.34 C$
(32.32 €)
62.24 C$
(40.77 €)
     +26.13 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 112.86 C$
(73.93 €)
148.57 C$
(97.32 €)
     +31.64 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 146.18 C$
(95.75 €)
194.21 C$
(127.22 €)
     +32.86 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Amsterdam Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,008.02 C$
(1,315.38 €)
2,454.97 C$
(1,608.16 €)
     +22.26 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,574.56 C$
(1,031.43 €)
1,977.10 C$
(1,295.12 €)
     +25.57 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,544.46 C$
(2,321.84 €)
4,004.87 C$
(2,623.44 €)
     +12.99 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,738.50 C$
(1,793.89 €)
2,986.99 C$
(1,956.67 €)
     +9.07 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Amsterdam Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,087.02 C$
(712.07 €)
1,046.54 C$
(685.55 €)
     -3.72 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 847.74 C$
(555.32 €)
718.48 C$
(470.65 €)
     -15.25 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Amsterdam Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,533.86 C$
(2,969.96 €)
4,565.61 C$
(2,990.76 €)
     +0.70 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.77 2.11      -24.06 %
Last update: February 2021March 2021
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