Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and San Jose, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Jose, CA are 17.6% higher than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Jose, CA are 25.4% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in San Jose, CA are 37.0% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in San Jose, CA are 11.5% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in San Jose, CA are 12.8% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in San Jose, CA is 55.0% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit San Jose, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$
(18.64 $)
26.82 C$
(20.00 $)
     +7.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 C$
(74.56 $)
107.29 C$
(80.00 $)
     +7.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$
(8.95 $)
13.08 C$
(9.75 $)
     +9.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 C$
(5.59 $)
10.19 C$
(7.60 $)
     +35.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$
(6.71 $)
12.07 C$
(9.00 $)
     +34.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.06 C$
(3.77 $)
6.70 C$
(4.99 $)
     +32.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.73 C$
(2.04 $)
3.39 C$
(2.53 $)
     +24.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 C$
(1.82 $)
3.18 C$
(2.37 $)
     +30.4 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit San Jose, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.93 C$
(8.15 $)
6.53 C$
(4.87 $)
     -40.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.24 C$
(2.42 $)
5.37 C$
(4.00 $)
     +65.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.16 C$
(1.61 $)
2.55 C$
(1.90 $)
     +17.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.06 C$
(3.77 $)
7.03 C$
(5.25 $)
     +39.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.44 C$
(5.55 $)
7.84 C$
(5.85 $)
     +5.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.40 C$
(5.52 $)
8.21 C$
(6.12 $)
     +11.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.21 C$
(6.12 $)
9.90 C$
(7.38 $)
     +20.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.98 C$
(1.47 $)
3.31 C$
(2.47 $)
     +67.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 C$
(0.63 $)
1.02 C$
(0.76 $)
     +20.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.09 C$
(1.56 $)
2.37 C$
(1.77 $)
     +13.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.22 C$
(1.66 $)
3.21 C$
(2.39 $)
     +44.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.66 C$
(1.24 $)
1.70 C$
(1.27 $)
     +2.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 C$
(0.89 $)
1.77 C$
(1.32 $)
     +48.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.22 C$
(2.40 $)
3.16 C$
(2.36 $)
     -1.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.53 C$
(1.89 $)
2.14 C$
(1.60 $)
     -15.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$
(14.91 $)
20.12 C$
(15.00 $)
     +0.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.36 C$
(2.50 $)
3.13 C$
(2.33 $)
     -6.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.79 C$
(2.83 $)
3.24 C$
(2.42 $)
     -14.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 19.00 C$
(14.17 $)
14.74 C$
(10.99 $)
     -22.4 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit San Jose, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.10 C$
(2.31 $)
3.69 C$
(2.75 $)
     +19.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 C$
(89.48 $)
120.70 C$
(90.00 $)
     +0.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$
(2.80 $)
5.03 C$
(3.75 $)
     +34.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$
(2.40 $)
4.02 C$
(3.00 $)
     +25.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.14 C$
(27.70 $)
40.23 C$
(30.00 $)
     +8.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.93 C$
(5.91 $)
6.82 C$
(5.08 $)
     -14.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 C$
(22,368.86 $)
30,578.22 C$
(22,800.00 $)
     +1.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,552.63 C$
(19,798.41 $)
31,609.23 C$
(23,568.75 $)
     +19.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit San Jose, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 125.01 C$
(93.21 $)
329.30 C$
(245.53 $)
     +163.4 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 C$
(0.23 $)
0.31 C$
(0.23 $)
     +2.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.51 C$
(63.76 $)
109.17 C$
(81.40 $)
     +27.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit San Jose, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 59.09 C$
(44.06 $)
104.61 C$
(78.00 $)
     +77.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.76 C$
(11.01 $)
31.74 C$
(23.67 $)
     +115.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 C$
(12.68 $)
20.12 C$
(15.00 $)
     +18.3 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit San Jose, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,387.73 C$
(1,034.73 $)
2,559.36 C$
(1,908.33 $)
     +84.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,863.44 C$
(18,538.90 $)
37,596.90 C$
(28,033.33 $)
     +51.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit San Jose, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.31 C$
(59.14 $)
62.56 C$
(46.64 $)
     -21.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.41 C$
(37.59 $)
53.65 C$
(40.00 $)
     +6.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 118.89 C$
(88.65 $)
114.00 C$
(85.00 $)
     -4.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 149.23 C$
(111.27 $)
154.90 C$
(115.50 $)
     +3.8 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit San Jose, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,445.55 C$
(1,823.47 $)
3,277.46 C$
(2,443.76 $)
     +34.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,085.71 C$
(1,555.17 $)
2,919.48 C$
(2,176.85 $)
     +40.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,553.66 C$
(3,395.34 $)
5,757.37 C$
(4,292.86 $)
     +26.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,248.69 C$
(2,422.32 $)
5,053.26 C$
(3,767.86 $)
     +55.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit San Jose, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,277.25 C$
(952.36 $)
1,575.84 C$
(1,174.99 $)
     +23.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 977.71 C$
(729.01 $)
1,139.97 C$
(849.99 $)
     +16.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit San Jose, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,616.94 C$
(3,442.52 $)
8,976.07 C$
(6,692.81 $)
     +94.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.71 5.27      +11.9 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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