Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Seattle, WA 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Seattle, WA are 16.72% higher than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seattle, WA are 19.11% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 22.91% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 6.21% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 19.59% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 60.36% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$
(19.39 $)
24.49 C$
(19.00 $)
     -2.03 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 C$
(77.58 $)
103.13 C$
(80.00 $)
     +3.13 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$
(9.31 $)
12.89 C$
(10.00 $)
     +7.42 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.25 C$
(5.62 $)
9.02 C$
(7.00 $)
     +24.46 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$
(6.98 $)
10.31 C$
(8.00 $)
     +14.58 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.90 C$
(3.80 $)
6.58 C$
(5.10 $)
     +34.41 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.55 C$
(1.98 $)
3.30 C$
(2.56 $)
     +29.47 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.28 C$
(1.77 $)
2.54 C$
(1.97 $)
     +11.69 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.43 C$
(8.09 $)
5.16 C$
(4.01 $)
     -50.49 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.95 C$
(2.29 $)
4.47 C$
(3.47 $)
     +51.50 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.11 C$
(1.64 $)
3.02 C$
(2.34 $)
     +43.31 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.63 C$
(3.59 $)
4.52 C$
(3.51 $)
     -2.30 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.19 C$
(5.58 $)
9.67 C$
(7.50 $)
     +34.52 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.45 C$
(5.78 $)
7.76 C$
(6.02 $)
     +4.15 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.47 C$
(7.35 $)
9.37 C$
(7.27 $)
     -1.07 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.88 C$
(1.46 $)
3.39 C$
(2.63 $)
     +80.52 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 C$
(0.64 $)
1.62 C$
(1.26 $)
     +97.10 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.95 C$
(1.51 $)
3.22 C$
(2.50 $)
     +65.56 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.13 C$
(1.65 $)
3.96 C$
(3.07 $)
     +86.13 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.46 C$
(1.13 $)
1.77 C$
(1.37 $)
     +21.69 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.11 C$
(0.86 $)
1.90 C$
(1.48 $)
     +71.03 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.10 C$
(2.40 $)
3.21 C$
(2.49 $)
     +3.73 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.65 C$
(2.06 $)
2.54 C$
(1.97 $)
     -4.33 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$
(15.52 $)
19.33 C$
(15.00 $)
     -3.35 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.44 C$
(3.44 $)
4.41 C$
(3.42 $)
     -0.72 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.01 C$
(3.11 $)
4.34 C$
(3.37 $)
     +8.23 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.74 C$
(14.54 $)
14.17 C$
(11.00 $)
     -24.39 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.05 C$
(2.37 $)
3.54 C$
(2.75 $)
     +16.23 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 C$
(93.09 $)
127.62 C$
(99.00 $)
     +6.35 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$
(2.91 $)
4.19 C$
(3.25 $)
     +11.72 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.11 C$
(2.41 $)
3.67 C$
(2.85 $)
     +18.28 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 C$
(27.15 $)
38.67 C$
(30.00 $)
     +10.49 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.20 C$
(6.36 $)
6.57 C$
(5.10 $)
     -19.79 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,900.00 C$
(23,194.93 $)
32,226.88 C$
(25,000.00 $)
     +7.78 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,343.75 C$
(19,660.42 $)
33,086.26 C$
(25,666.67 $)
     +30.55 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 105.16 C$
(81.58 $)
284.00 C$
(220.31 $)
     +170.06 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 C$
(0.27 $)
0.17 C$
(0.13 $)
     -50.89 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 81.94 C$
(63.56 $)
87.97 C$
(68.24 $)
     +7.36 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.06 C$
(43.49 $)
70.90 C$
(55.00 $)
     +26.47 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.23 C$
(11.04 $)
35.02 C$
(27.17 $)
     +146.09 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 C$
(12.41 $)
19.34 C$
(15.00 $)
     +20.85 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,351.76 C$
(1,048.63 $)
2,145.81 C$
(1,664.62 $)
     +58.74 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,377.25 C$
(19,686.41 $)
34,989.18 C$
(27,142.86 $)
     +37.88 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 77.84 C$
(60.39 $)
65.95 C$
(51.16 $)
     -15.28 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.77 C$
(37.83 $)
51.38 C$
(39.86 $)
     +5.35 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 120.06 C$
(93.14 $)
111.31 C$
(86.35 $)
     -7.29 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 155.45 C$
(120.59 $)
152.43 C$
(118.25 $)
     -1.94 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,238.56 C$
(1,736.57 $)
2,833.04 C$
(2,197.73 $)
     +26.56 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,808.98 C$
(1,403.31 $)
2,202.37 C$
(1,708.48 $)
     +21.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,248.68 C$
(3,295.92 $)
4,962.65 C$
(3,849.77 $)
     +16.80 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,994.74 C$
(2,323.17 $)
3,782.47 C$
(2,934.25 $)
     +26.30 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,254.55 C$
(973.22 $)
808.12 C$
(626.90 $)
     -35.58 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 944.45 C$
(732.66 $)
578.13 C$
(448.48 $)
     -38.79 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,929.83 C$
(3,824.32 $)
9,416.22 C$
(7,304.63 $)
     +91.00 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.06 5.14      +26.63 %
Last update: June 2022June 2022
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