Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Seattle, WA 

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Consumer Prices in Seattle, WA are 16.0% higher than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seattle, WA are 16.1% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 16.2% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 16.5% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 6.0% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 89.6% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$
(18.41 $)
27.16 C$
(20.00 $)
     +8.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$
(88.38 $)
135.78 C$
(100.00 $)
     +13.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.00 C$
(10.31 $)
16.29 C$
(12.00 $)
     +16.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$
(5.89 $)
10.86 C$
(8.00 $)
     +35.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$
(6.63 $)
10.86 C$
(8.00 $)
     +20.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.38 C$
(3.96 $)
8.26 C$
(6.08 $)
     +53.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.07 C$
(2.26 $)
4.37 C$
(3.22 $)
     +42.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.66 C$
(1.96 $)
3.38 C$
(2.49 $)
     +27.1 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.67 C$
(8.60 $)
6.27 C$
(4.62 $)
     -46.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.84 C$
(2.82 $)
5.49 C$
(4.04 $)
     +43.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.80 C$
(2.06 $)
3.62 C$
(2.66 $)
     +29.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.04 C$
(4.44 $)
6.25 C$
(4.60 $)
     +3.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.55 C$
(7.03 $)
9.33 C$
(6.87 $)
     -2.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.49 C$
(6.99 $)
9.77 C$
(7.20 $)
     +3.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.93 C$
(8.05 $)
12.49 C$
(9.20 $)
     +14.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.93 C$
(2.16 $)
3.24 C$
(2.38 $)
     +10.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 C$
(0.62 $)
1.30 C$
(0.96 $)
     +55.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.46 C$
(1.81 $)
2.97 C$
(2.19 $)
     +21.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.01 C$
(2.22 $)
3.59 C$
(2.65 $)
     +19.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.07 C$
(1.53 $)
2.07 C$
(1.52 $)
     -0.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.75 C$
(1.29 $)
2.08 C$
(1.53 $)
     +18.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.66 C$
(2.70 $)
3.42 C$
(2.52 $)
     -6.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.54 C$
(1.87 $)
2.85 C$
(2.10 $)
     +12.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$
(14.73 $)
20.37 C$
(15.00 $)
     +1.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.79 C$
(3.52 $)
3.54 C$
(2.60 $)
     -26.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.71 C$
(3.47 $)
5.06 C$
(3.72 $)
     +7.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.57 C$
(15.15 $)
16.29 C$
(12.00 $)
     -20.8 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.15 C$
(2.32 $)
3.73 C$
(2.75 $)
     +18.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 140.00 C$
(103.10 $)
135.11 C$
(99.50 $)
     -3.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 C$
(2.95 $)
6.79 C$
(5.00 $)
     +69.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.45 C$
(2.54 $)
3.97 C$
(2.93 $)
     +15.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 38.45 C$
(28.32 $)
50.92 C$
(37.50 $)
     +32.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.38 C$
(5.43 $)
6.77 C$
(4.99 $)
     -8.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$
(25,023.38 $)
47,524.75 C$
(35,000.00 $)
     +39.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,263.00 C$
(20,814.52 $)
36,825.16 C$
(27,120.20 $)
     +30.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 176.01 C$
(129.62 $)
331.99 C$
(244.50 $)
     +88.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 68.00 C$
(50.08 $)
89.67 C$
(66.04 $)
     +31.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.52 C$
(62.99 $)
94.69 C$
(69.73 $)
     +10.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 62.03 C$
(45.68 $)
81.47 C$
(60.00 $)
     +31.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.80 C$
(13.11 $)
54.99 C$
(40.50 $)
     +209.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$
(13.26 $)
20.37 C$
(15.00 $)
     +13.2 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,478.95 C$
(1,089.18 $)
2,691.26 C$
(1,982.00 $)
     +82.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,100.00 C$
(14,802.81 $)
40,735.50 C$
(30,000.00 $)
     +102.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 91.04 C$
(67.05 $)
87.42 C$
(64.38 $)
     -4.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 64.43 C$
(47.45 $)
84.87 C$
(62.50 $)
     +31.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 141.48 C$
(104.20 $)
133.56 C$
(98.36 $)
     -5.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 187.96 C$
(138.42 $)
196.63 C$
(144.81 $)
     +4.6 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,758.90 C$
(2,031.82 $)
3,253.23 C$
(2,395.87 $)
     +17.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,287.28 C$
(1,684.49 $)
2,584.12 C$
(1,903.10 $)
     +13.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,085.89 C$
(3,745.55 $)
5,942.63 C$
(4,376.50 $)
     +16.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,863.29 C$
(2,845.15 $)
4,486.08 C$
(3,303.81 $)
     +16.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,543.61 C$
(1,136.80 $)
1,166.97 C$
(859.43 $)
     -24.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 994.63 C$
(732.50 $)
688.22 C$
(506.84 $)
     -30.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,054.85 C$
(2,986.23 $)
8,922.74 C$
(6,571.23 $)
     +120.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.63 6.56      -1.0 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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