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Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Seattle, WA 

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Consumer Prices in Seattle, WA are 17.93% higher than in Vancouver
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seattle, WA are 22.52% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 29.69% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 18.07% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 13.81% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 58.95% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.50 C$
(12.39 $)
19.97 C$
(15.00 $)
     +21.04 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$
(60.08 $)
93.20 C$
(70.00 $)
     +16.50 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 C$
(7.51 $)
10.65 C$
(8.00 $)
     +6.52 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$
(5.26 $)
7.99 C$
(6.00 $)
     +14.12 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.25 C$
(5.45 $)
7.99 C$
(6.00 $)
     +10.19 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.38 C$
(3.29 $)
5.54 C$
(4.16 $)
     +26.58 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.16 C$
(1.62 $)
2.95 C$
(2.21 $)
     +36.70 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 C$
(1.41 $)
2.09 C$
(1.57 $)
     +10.96 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.44 C$
(7.09 $)
4.65 C$
(3.50 $)
     -50.71 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.10 C$
(2.33 $)
3.83 C$
(2.87 $)
     +23.37 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.89 C$
(1.42 $)
2.41 C$
(1.81 $)
     +27.45 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.16 C$
(3.12 $)
3.96 C$
(2.97 $)
     -4.71 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.44 C$
(6.34 $)
9.50 C$
(7.13 $)
     +12.60 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.96 C$
(5.23 $)
7.49 C$
(5.62 $)
     +7.61 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.29 C$
(6.23 $)
9.14 C$
(6.87 $)
     +10.30 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.74 C$
(1.31 $)
3.27 C$
(2.45 $)
     +87.56 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.86 C$
(0.65 $)
1.04 C$
(0.78 $)
     +21.57 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.72 C$
(1.29 $)
2.49 C$
(1.87 $)
     +44.78 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.17 C$
(1.63 $)
2.73 C$
(2.05 $)
     +26.21 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.31 C$
(0.99 $)
1.57 C$
(1.18 $)
     +19.87 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.39 C$
(1.04 $)
1.52 C$
(1.14 $)
     +9.41 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.52 C$
(1.89 $)
2.49 C$
(1.87 $)
     -1.46 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.52 C$
(1.89 $)
2.41 C$
(1.81 $)
     -4.46 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$
(15.02 $)
19.97 C$
(15.00 $)
     -0.14 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.80 C$
(2.10 $)
2.71 C$
(2.03 $)
     -3.18 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.75 C$
(2.82 $)
3.31 C$
(2.49 $)
     -11.69 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 C$
(10.51 $)
13.31 C$
(10.00 $)
     -4.90 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.95 C$
(2.22 $)
3.66 C$
(2.75 $)
     +24.12 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 96.50 C$
(72.48 $)
133.15 C$
(100.00 $)
     +37.97 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$
(2.63 $)
3.46 C$
(2.60 $)
     -1.09 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.04 C$
(2.28 $)
3.59 C$
(2.70 $)
     +18.19 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.55 C$
(25.20 $)
39.94 C$
(30.00 $)
     +19.06 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.68 C$
(4.26 $)
4.60 C$
(3.45 $)
     -18.99 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 C$
(19,527.55 $)
32,620.57 C$
(24,500.00 $)
     +25.46 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,845.51 C$
(17,909.40 $)
29,936.78 C$
(22,484.31 $)
     +25.54 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 85.50 C$
(64.21 $)
200.44 C$
(150.54 $)
     +134.44 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.38 C$
(0.29 $)
0.16 C$
(0.12 $)
     -57.70 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.58 C$
(55.26 $)
87.76 C$
(65.91 $)
     +19.27 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.52 C$
(39.45 $)
69.77 C$
(52.40 $)
     +32.84 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.01 C$
(11.28 $)
35.59 C$
(26.73 $)
     +137.01 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$
(11.27 $)
18.64 C$
(14.00 $)
     +24.27 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,287.92 C$
(967.30 $)
2,076.76 C$
(1,559.77 $)
     +61.25 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,625.00 C$
(16,992.73 $)
31,806.91 C$
(23,888.89 $)
     +40.58 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 69.04 C$
(51.85 $)
66.14 C$
(49.67 $)
     -4.21 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.81 C$
(36.66 $)
54.55 C$
(40.97 $)
     +11.77 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 106.70 C$
(80.14 $)
110.70 C$
(83.14 $)
     +3.75 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 142.07 C$
(106.70 $)
155.95 C$
(117.13 $)
     +9.77 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,999.72 C$
(1,501.91 $)
2,759.13 C$
(2,072.27 $)
     +37.98 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,585.71 C$
(1,190.97 $)
2,130.09 C$
(1,599.83 $)
     +34.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,803.12 C$
(2,856.37 $)
4,775.20 C$
(3,586.46 $)
     +25.56 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,708.65 C$
(2,034.36 $)
3,423.14 C$
(2,570.98 $)
     +26.38 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,142.43 C$
(858.03 $)
909.77 C$
(683.30 $)
     -20.37 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 835.25 C$
(627.32 $)
560.16 C$
(420.71 $)
     -32.94 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,566.28 C$
(2,678.49 $)
6,945.14 C$
(5,216.21 $)
     +94.74 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.77 4.24      +12.40 %
Last update: August 2019August 2019
Contributors:519431
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: CAD