Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Amsterdam 

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Consumer Prices in Amsterdam are 16.64% higher than in Vancouver
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Amsterdam are 17.08% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Amsterdam are 17.78% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Amsterdam are 41.00% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Amsterdam are 15.07% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Amsterdam is 13.85% lower than in Vancouver
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Restaurants Vancouver[ Edit ] Amsterdam[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 C$
(11.55 €)
24.94 C$
(16.00 €)
     +38.54 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 C$
(48.12 €)
116.89 C$
(75.00 €)
     +55.85 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 C$
(6.42 €)
13.40 C$
(8.60 €)
     +34.03 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$
(4.49 €)
7.79 C$
(5.00 €)
     +11.32 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$
(4.49 €)
7.79 C$
(5.00 €)
     +11.32 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.49 C$
(2.88 €)
5.27 C$
(3.38 €)
     +17.31 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 C$
(1.46 €)
4.12 C$
(2.64 €)
     +81.53 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 C$
(1.21 €)
3.34 C$
(2.15 €)
     +76.86 %
Markets Vancouver[ Edit ] Amsterdam[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.00 C$
(5.78 €)
6.26 C$
(4.01 €)
     -30.51 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.82 C$
(1.81 €)
2.56 C$
(1.64 €)
     -9.29 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.01 C$
(1.29 €)
1.44 C$
(0.92 €)
     -28.47 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.93 C$
(2.52 €)
4.33 C$
(2.78 €)
     +10.30 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.91 C$
(5.07 €)
8.51 C$
(5.46 €)
     +7.66 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.55 C$
(4.84 €)
5.70 C$
(3.66 €)
     -24.42 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.23 C$
(6.56 €)
10.51 C$
(6.74 €)
     +2.70 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.86 C$
(1.19 €)
1.51 C$
(0.97 €)
     -18.73 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 C$
(0.54 €)
1.18 C$
(0.76 €)
     +40.79 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.82 C$
(1.17 €)
1.16 C$
(0.74 €)
     -36.24 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.93 C$
(1.24 €)
1.61 C$
(1.04 €)
     -16.32 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.37 C$
(0.88 €)
1.06 C$
(0.68 €)
     -22.96 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.37 C$
(0.88 €)
0.89 C$
(0.57 €)
     -34.97 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.73 C$
(1.75 €)
1.46 C$
(0.93 €)
     -46.67 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.51 C$
(1.61 €)
1.29 C$
(0.83 €)
     -48.58 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$
(11.55 €)
10.91 C$
(7.00 €)
     -39.39 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.56 C$
(2.28 €)
1.96 C$
(1.26 €)
     -44.89 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.45 C$
(2.86 €)
2.87 C$
(1.84 €)
     -35.45 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$
(9.62 €)
12.47 C$
(8.00 €)
     -16.88 %
Transportation Vancouver[ Edit ] Amsterdam[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$
(1.92 €)
4.99 C$
(3.20 €)
     +66.24 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 98.00 C$
(62.88 €)
151.96 C$
(97.50 €)
     +55.06 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$
(2.41 €)
7.79 C$
(5.00 €)
     +107.80 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.03 C$
(1.94 €)
5.89 C$
(3.78 €)
     +94.82 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.55 C$
(21.53 €)
68.58 C$
(44.00 €)
     +104.40 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.25 C$
(3.37 €)
9.80 C$
(6.29 €)
     +86.86 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,250.00 C$
(16,842.74 €)
39,750.44 C$
(25,505.00 €)
     +51.43 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,194.09 C$
(15,523.61 €)
44,147.78 C$
(28,326.46 €)
     +82.47 %
Utilities (Monthly) Vancouver[ Edit ] Amsterdam[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 90.23 C$
(57.89 €)
270.95 C$
(173.85 €)
     +200.28 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.40 C$
(0.26 €)
0.22 C$
(0.14 €)
     -44.55 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 78.29 C$
(50.23 €)
67.93 C$
(43.58 €)
     -13.24 %
Sports And Leisure Vancouver[ Edit ] Amsterdam[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 53.62 C$
(34.40 €)
61.12 C$
(39.21 €)
     +13.98 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.31 C$
(9.82 €)
42.63 C$
(27.35 €)
     +178.48 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$
(9.62 €)
18.70 C$
(12.00 €)
     +24.68 %
Childcare Vancouver[ Edit ] Amsterdam[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,180.23 C$
(757.27 €)
2,617.07 C$
(1,679.19 €)
     +121.74 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,000.00 C$
(14,115.82 €)
20,092.40 C$
(12,891.85 €)
     -8.67 %
Clothing And Shoes Vancouver[ Edit ] Amsterdam[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.06 C$
(50.73 €)
149.70 C$
(96.05 €)
     +89.35 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51.44 C$
(33.01 €)
64.17 C$
(41.17 €)
     +24.73 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 114.23 C$
(73.29 €)
162.34 C$
(104.16 €)
     +42.12 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 138.71 C$
(89.00 €)
217.39 C$
(139.48 €)
     +56.72 %
Rent Per Month Vancouver[ Edit ] Amsterdam[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,057.60 C$
(1,320.22 €)
2,510.75 C$
(1,610.97 €)
     +22.02 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,597.66 C$
(1,025.10 €)
1,988.36 C$
(1,275.79 €)
     +24.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,653.77 C$
(2,344.36 €)
4,282.30 C$
(2,747.65 €)
     +17.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,826.32 C$
(1,813.44 €)
3,162.53 C$
(2,029.17 €)
     +11.90 %
Buy Apartment Price Vancouver[ Edit ] Amsterdam[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,105.12 C$
(709.08 €)
1,101.72 C$
(706.89 €)
     -0.31 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 863.04 C$
(553.75 €)
752.73 C$
(482.98 €)
     -12.78 %
Salaries And Financing Vancouver[ Edit ] Amsterdam[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,491.70 C$
(2,882.00 €)
4,530.51 C$
(2,906.90 €)
     +0.86 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.45 2.30      -33.40 %
Last update: October 2020October 2020
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