Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Seattle, WA 

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Consumer Prices in Seattle, WA are 17.84% higher than in Vancouver (without rent)
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 33.71% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 23.33% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 8.77% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 43.99% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$
(15.64 $)
23.01 C$
(18.00 $)
     +15.06 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$
(62.58 $)
102.27 C$
(80.00 $)
     +27.84 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.12 C$
(7.92 $)
12.46 C$
(9.75 $)
     +23.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$
(5.48 $)
8.95 C$
(7.00 $)
     +27.84 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$
(5.48 $)
8.95 C$
(7.00 $)
     +27.84 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.47 C$
(3.49 $)
6.06 C$
(4.74 $)
     +35.63 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 C$
(1.79 $)
3.05 C$
(2.39 $)
     +33.64 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.91 C$
(1.50 $)
2.55 C$
(2.00 $)
     +33.45 %
Markets
Vancouver[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.78 C$
(6.87 $)
4.57 C$
(3.57 $)
     -47.97 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.88 C$
(2.25 $)
4.07 C$
(3.18 $)
     +41.12 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.00 C$
(1.56 $)
2.98 C$
(2.33 $)
     +49.05 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.98 C$
(3.11 $)
3.85 C$
(3.01 $)
     -3.10 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.50 C$
(6.65 $)
9.46 C$
(7.40 $)
     +11.27 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.48 C$
(5.85 $)
6.34 C$
(4.96 $)
     -15.24 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.13 C$
(7.93 $)
8.73 C$
(6.83 $)
     -13.88 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.73 C$
(1.35 $)
2.95 C$
(2.31 $)
     +70.64 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 C$
(0.62 $)
1.05 C$
(0.82 $)
     +33.67 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.73 C$
(1.35 $)
2.69 C$
(2.10 $)
     +55.46 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 C$
(1.52 $)
3.36 C$
(2.63 $)
     +72.63 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.45 C$
(1.13 $)
1.40 C$
(1.10 $)
     -3.34 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.44 C$
(1.12 $)
1.54 C$
(1.20 $)
     +6.99 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.73 C$
(2.14 $)
2.67 C$
(2.09 $)
     -2.12 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.49 C$
(1.95 $)
2.72 C$
(2.13 $)
     +9.37 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$
(14.08 $)
19.18 C$
(15.00 $)
     +6.53 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.84 C$
(3.00 $)
3.33 C$
(2.60 $)
     -13.34 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.56 C$
(3.56 $)
3.67 C$
(2.87 $)
     -19.54 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$
(11.73 $)
12.78 C$
(10.00 $)
     -14.77 %
Transportation
Vancouver[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$
(2.35 $)
3.52 C$
(2.75 $)
     +17.19 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 98.00 C$
(76.66 $)
126.56 C$
(99.00 $)
     +29.15 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$
(2.93 $)
3.32 C$
(2.60 $)
     -11.36 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.03 C$
(2.37 $)
3.45 C$
(2.70 $)
     +14.08 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.55 C$
(26.24 $)
38.35 C$
(30.00 $)
     +14.31 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.12 C$
(4.01 $)
4.11 C$
(3.22 $)
     -19.73 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,250.00 C$
(20,533.32 $)
31,960.25 C$
(25,000.00 $)
     +21.75 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,019.33 C$
(18,788.44 $)
30,055.13 C$
(23,509.77 $)
     +25.13 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 83.88 C$
(65.62 $)
254.05 C$
(198.72 $)
     +202.85 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.40 C$
(0.31 $)
0.16 C$
(0.12 $)
     -60.84 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 81.02 C$
(63.38 $)
83.98 C$
(65.69 $)
     +3.65 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.26 C$
(44.01 $)
89.93 C$
(70.34 $)
     +59.84 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.38 C$
(12.81 $)
42.92 C$
(33.57 $)
     +161.98 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$
(11.73 $)
17.90 C$
(14.00 $)
     +19.32 %
Childcare
Vancouver[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,214.32 C$
(949.87 $)
2,435.06 C$
(1,904.76 $)
     +100.53 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,000.00 C$
(17,208.88 $)
33,075.95 C$
(25,872.73 $)
     +50.35 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.58 C$
(63.82 $)
67.98 C$
(53.18 $)
     -16.67 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.65 C$
(39.62 $)
54.23 C$
(42.42 $)
     +7.06 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 116.55 C$
(91.17 $)
128.78 C$
(100.73 $)
     +10.49 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 142.26 C$
(111.28 $)
169.00 C$
(132.19 $)
     +18.80 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,052.54 C$
(1,605.54 $)
2,830.47 C$
(2,214.05 $)
     +37.90 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,582.30 C$
(1,237.71 $)
2,132.67 C$
(1,668.22 $)
     +34.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,740.98 C$
(2,926.27 $)
5,016.58 C$
(3,924.07 $)
     +34.10 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,871.79 C$
(2,246.38 $)
3,722.14 C$
(2,911.54 $)
     +29.61 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,093.01 C$
(854.98 $)
882.95 C$
(690.66 $)
     -19.22 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 856.71 C$
(670.14 $)
538.38 C$
(421.13 $)
     -37.16 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,521.22 C$
(3,536.59 $)
8,067.58 C$
(6,310.63 $)
     +78.44 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.38 3.70      +9.68 %
Last update: December 2020December 2020
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