Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Dubai 

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Cost of Living in Dubai is 13.5% lower than in Vancouver (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Dubai is 7.4% lower than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Dubai are 1.6% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 8.1% lower than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 42.8% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 25.0% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Dubai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$
(67.03 AED)
14.92 C$
(40.00 AED)
     -40.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$
(321.76 AED)
111.89 C$
(300.00 AED)
     -6.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$
(40.22 AED)
13.05 C$
(35.00 AED)
     -13.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$
(21.45 AED)
16.78 C$
(45.00 AED)
     +109.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$
(24.13 AED)
16.78 C$
(45.00 AED)
     +86.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.40 C$
(14.47 AED)
8.28 C$
(22.21 AED)
     +53.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.94 C$
(7.88 AED)
1.81 C$
(4.84 AED)
     -38.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.61 C$
(7.00 AED)
1.22 C$
(3.28 AED)
     -53.1 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Dubai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.43 C$
(27.96 AED)
10.42 C$
(27.94 AED)
     -0.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.75 C$
(10.06 AED)
2.02 C$
(5.40 AED)
     -46.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.70 C$
(7.23 AED)
1.46 C$
(3.91 AED)
     -45.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.56 C$
(14.91 AED)
4.53 C$
(12.16 AED)
     -18.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.17 C$
(21.91 AED)
5.97 C$
(16.02 AED)
     -26.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.67 C$
(25.92 AED)
4.74 C$
(12.71 AED)
     -51.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11.10 C$
(29.78 AED)
5.82 C$
(15.60 AED)
     -47.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.80 C$
(7.52 AED)
1.47 C$
(3.94 AED)
     -47.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 C$
(2.21 AED)
1.23 C$
(3.30 AED)
     +49.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.42 C$
(6.49 AED)
1.12 C$
(3.00 AED)
     -53.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.00 C$
(8.05 AED)
1.03 C$
(2.75 AED)
     -65.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.99 C$
(5.34 AED)
0.65 C$
(1.74 AED)
     -67.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.74 C$
(4.66 AED)
0.81 C$
(2.18 AED)
     -53.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.56 C$
(9.54 AED)
2.34 C$
(6.28 AED)
     -34.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.60 C$
(6.97 AED)
0.85 C$
(2.28 AED)
     -67.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$
(53.63 AED)
18.65 C$
(50.00 AED)
     -6.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.33 C$
(11.61 AED)
4.30 C$
(11.52 AED)
     -0.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.64 C$
(12.45 AED)
6.91 C$
(18.54 AED)
     +48.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.07 C$
(53.83 AED)
8.58 C$
(23.00 AED)
     -57.3 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Dubai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.15 C$
(8.45 AED)
2.33 C$
(6.25 AED)
     -26.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 140.00 C$
(375.38 AED)
111.89 C$
(300.00 AED)
     -20.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 C$
(10.73 AED)
4.48 C$
(12.00 AED)
     +11.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.45 C$
(9.26 AED)
1.80 C$
(4.83 AED)
     -47.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.29 C$
(97.30 AED)
11.19 C$
(30.00 AED)
     -69.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.32 C$
(19.63 AED)
4.33 C$
(11.62 AED)
     -40.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$
(91,105.74 AED)
47,178.34 C$
(126,500.00 AED)
     +38.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,031.10 C$
(75,160.23 AED)
31,104.21 C$
(83,400.20 AED)
     +11.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Dubai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 145.21 C$
(389.35 AED)
269.32 C$
(722.14 AED)
     +85.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 62.95 C$
(168.78 AED)
79.48 C$
(213.11 AED)
     +26.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 79.45 C$
(213.03 AED)
133.32 C$
(357.47 AED)
     +67.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Dubai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 55.12 C$
(147.78 AED)
125.23 C$
(335.79 AED)
     +127.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.78 C$
(39.64 AED)
66.20 C$
(177.50 AED)
     +347.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.50 C$
(46.92 AED)
18.65 C$
(50.00 AED)
     +6.6 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Dubai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,596.88 C$
(4,281.73 AED)
1,050.09 C$
(2,815.62 AED)
     -34.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,100.00 C$
(53,894.44 AED)
19,816.66 C$
(53,134.71 AED)
     -1.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Dubai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.84 C$
(227.49 AED)
80.64 C$
(216.23 AED)
     -5.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.91 C$
(152.59 AED)
74.82 C$
(200.62 AED)
     +31.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 134.88 C$
(361.66 AED)
134.83 C$
(361.51 AED)
     -0.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 168.58 C$
(452.03 AED)
130.29 C$
(349.34 AED)
     -22.7 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Dubai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,790.14 C$
(7,481.23 AED)
3,053.69 C$
(8,187.91 AED)
     +9.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,346.32 C$
(6,291.22 AED)
1,864.76 C$
(5,000.00 AED)
     -20.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,118.02 C$
(13,723.04 AED)
5,578.36 C$
(14,957.35 AED)
     +9.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,929.87 C$
(10,537.23 AED)
3,909.12 C$
(10,481.58 AED)
     -0.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Dubai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,390.95 C$
(3,729.57 AED)
600.62 C$
(1,610.45 AED)
     -56.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 930.14 C$
(2,493.99 AED)
359.53 C$
(964.00 AED)
     -61.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Dubai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,557.68 C$
(12,220.59 AED)
5,273.15 C$
(14,138.98 AED)
     +15.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.57 4.94      -24.8 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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