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Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Seattle, WA 

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Consumer Prices in Seattle, WA are 16.08% higher than in Vancouver
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seattle, WA are 21.00% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 28.68% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 15.89% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 11.56% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 56.89% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 C$
(12.95 $)
19.70 C$
(15.00 $)
     +15.87 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$
(60.92 $)
91.92 C$
(70.00 $)
     +14.90 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 C$
(7.61 $)
10.51 C$
(8.00 $)
     +5.06 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$
(5.33 $)
7.88 C$
(6.00 $)
     +12.56 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$
(5.33 $)
7.88 C$
(6.00 $)
     +12.56 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.37 C$
(3.33 $)
5.55 C$
(4.22 $)
     +26.92 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.03 C$
(1.54 $)
2.99 C$
(2.27 $)
     +47.37 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.73 C$
(1.32 $)
2.11 C$
(1.61 $)
     +21.63 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.49 C$
(7.22 $)
4.19 C$
(3.19 $)
     -55.88 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.02 C$
(2.30 $)
3.64 C$
(2.77 $)
     +20.40 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.89 C$
(1.44 $)
2.49 C$
(1.90 $)
     +31.85 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.97 C$
(3.02 $)
3.62 C$
(2.76 $)
     -8.78 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.39 C$
(5.63 $)
9.29 C$
(7.08 $)
     +25.72 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.84 C$
(5.21 $)
7.26 C$
(5.53 $)
     +6.03 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.29 C$
(6.31 $)
8.80 C$
(6.70 $)
     +6.11 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.74 C$
(1.33 $)
3.17 C$
(2.42 $)
     +82.11 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 C$
(0.61 $)
1.05 C$
(0.80 $)
     +30.31 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.76 C$
(1.34 $)
2.35 C$
(1.79 $)
     +33.29 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.18 C$
(1.66 $)
2.75 C$
(2.10 $)
     +26.50 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.41 C$
(1.07 $)
1.51 C$
(1.15 $)
     +7.18 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.43 C$
(1.09 $)
1.53 C$
(1.17 $)
     +7.54 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.60 C$
(1.98 $)
2.46 C$
(1.88 $)
     -5.11 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.55 C$
(1.94 $)
2.52 C$
(1.92 $)
     -1.25 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$
(15.23 $)
19.70 C$
(15.00 $)
     -1.51 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.88 C$
(2.19 $)
2.62 C$
(1.99 $)
     -9.03 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.82 C$
(2.91 $)
3.27 C$
(2.49 $)
     -14.53 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$
(11.42 $)
13.13 C$
(10.00 $)
     -12.45 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.95 C$
(2.25 $)
3.61 C$
(2.75 $)
     +22.42 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 98.00 C$
(74.63 $)
130.01 C$
(99.00 $)
     +32.66 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$
(2.67 $)
3.41 C$
(2.60 $)
     -2.45 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.04 C$
(2.32 $)
3.55 C$
(2.70 $)
     +16.57 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.70 C$
(25.67 $)
39.40 C$
(30.00 $)
     +16.88 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.78 C$
(4.40 $)
4.54 C$
(3.45 $)
     -21.45 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,220.00 C$
(19,205.02 $)
32,173.35 C$
(24,500.00 $)
     +27.57 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,536.67 C$
(17,923.17 $)
29,275.83 C$
(22,293.54 $)
     +24.38 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 86.50 C$
(65.87 $)
203.53 C$
(154.99 $)
     +135.29 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.37 C$
(0.28 $)
0.16 C$
(0.12 $)
     -57.62 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.17 C$
(55.72 $)
85.34 C$
(64.98 $)
     +16.63 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 53.98 C$
(41.10 $)
67.78 C$
(51.61 $)
     +25.57 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.17 C$
(12.31 $)
36.55 C$
(27.83 $)
     +126.03 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$
(11.42 $)
19.70 C$
(15.00 $)
     +31.32 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,264.40 C$
(962.84 $)
2,259.79 C$
(1,720.83 $)
     +78.72 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,333.33 C$
(17,006.83 $)
30,991.47 C$
(23,600.00 $)
     +38.77 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68.44 C$
(52.12 $)
63.14 C$
(48.08 $)
     -7.75 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.09 C$
(38.14 $)
53.88 C$
(41.03 $)
     +7.57 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 106.23 C$
(80.89 $)
111.14 C$
(84.63 $)
     +4.62 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 138.18 C$
(105.22 $)
152.24 C$
(115.93 $)
     +10.17 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,031.91 C$
(1,547.30 $)
2,704.72 C$
(2,059.65 $)
     +33.11 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,600.54 C$
(1,218.81 $)
2,132.07 C$
(1,623.57 $)
     +33.21 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,764.17 C$
(2,866.41 $)
4,749.40 C$
(3,616.67 $)
     +26.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,693.32 C$
(2,050.96 $)
3,397.16 C$
(2,586.93 $)
     +26.13 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,152.09 C$
(877.32 $)
867.51 C$
(660.61 $)
     -24.70 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 873.36 C$
(665.07 $)
550.43 C$
(419.15 $)
     -36.98 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,690.55 C$
(2,810.35 $)
7,005.84 C$
(5,334.94 $)
     +89.83 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.80 4.17      +9.49 %
Last update: October 2019October 2019
Contributors:511423
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: CAD