Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Seattle, WA 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Seattle, WA are 12.51% higher than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seattle, WA are 18.32% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 27.41% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 15.54% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 6.60% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 37.42% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$
(16.52 $)
20.58 C$
(17.00 $)
     +2.92 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 C$
(61.94 $)
96.87 C$
(80.00 $)
     +29.16 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.50 C$
(8.67 $)
12.11 C$
(10.00 $)
     +15.32 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$
(5.78 $)
7.87 C$
(6.50 $)
     +12.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$
(6.61 $)
8.48 C$
(7.00 $)
     +5.95 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.57 C$
(3.78 $)
5.79 C$
(4.78 $)
     +26.60 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.36 C$
(1.95 $)
2.89 C$
(2.39 $)
     +22.39 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 C$
(1.70 $)
2.45 C$
(2.03 $)
     +19.16 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.47 C$
(7.00 $)
4.24 C$
(3.50 $)
     -49.91 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.90 C$
(2.39 $)
3.80 C$
(3.14 $)
     +31.19 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.83 C$
(1.51 $)
2.38 C$
(1.96 $)
     +30.00 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.10 C$
(3.38 $)
3.41 C$
(2.82 $)
     -16.80 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.60 C$
(6.27 $)
8.71 C$
(7.20 $)
     +14.74 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.18 C$
(5.93 $)
6.15 C$
(5.08 $)
     -14.36 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.32 C$
(6.88 $)
7.66 C$
(6.32 $)
     -8.02 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.57 C$
(1.30 $)
2.71 C$
(2.24 $)
     +72.40 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 C$
(0.63 $)
0.93 C$
(0.77 $)
     +20.85 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.56 C$
(1.29 $)
2.38 C$
(1.97 $)
     +52.67 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.80 C$
(1.48 $)
3.03 C$
(2.50 $)
     +68.78 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.38 C$
(1.14 $)
1.23 C$
(1.02 $)
     -10.64 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 C$
(0.98 $)
1.39 C$
(1.15 $)
     +17.79 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.59 C$
(2.14 $)
2.45 C$
(2.03 $)
     -5.20 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.47 C$
(2.04 $)
2.70 C$
(2.23 $)
     +9.40 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$
(14.87 $)
15.73 C$
(12.99 $)
     -12.62 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.48 C$
(2.87 $)
3.61 C$
(2.98 $)
     +3.99 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.09 C$
(3.38 $)
3.81 C$
(3.15 $)
     -6.74 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.25 C$
(12.59 $)
12.11 C$
(10.00 $)
     -20.60 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$
(2.48 $)
3.33 C$
(2.75 $)
     +10.99 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 98.00 C$
(80.94 $)
119.87 C$
(99.00 $)
     +22.32 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$
(3.10 $)
6.05 C$
(5.00 $)
     +61.44 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.04 C$
(2.51 $)
3.27 C$
(2.70 $)
     +7.48 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.55 C$
(27.71 $)
36.32 C$
(30.00 $)
     +8.27 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.13 C$
(4.24 $)
3.80 C$
(3.14 $)
     -25.96 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,250.00 C$
(21,679.34 $)
30,270.75 C$
(25,000.00 $)
     +15.32 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,251.86 C$
(20,029.12 $)
29,702.57 C$
(24,530.75 $)
     +22.48 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 89.95 C$
(74.29 $)
245.12 C$
(202.44 $)
     +172.51 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.38 C$
(0.31 $)
0.13 C$
(0.11 $)
     -64.48 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 83.55 C$
(69.00 $)
74.32 C$
(61.38 $)
     -11.04 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.11 C$
(47.99 $)
72.60 C$
(59.96 $)
     +24.94 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.61 C$
(10.41 $)
34.05 C$
(28.12 $)
     +170.16 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$
(12.39 $)
16.95 C$
(14.00 $)
     +13.01 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,181.35 C$
(975.65 $)
2,268.60 C$
(1,873.59 $)
     +92.04 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,285.71 C$
(18,405.32 $)
32,428.23 C$
(26,781.82 $)
     +45.51 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.04 C$
(62.80 $)
64.48 C$
(53.25 $)
     -15.21 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.58 C$
(40.94 $)
52.40 C$
(43.27 $)
     +5.69 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 112.29 C$
(92.74 $)
118.12 C$
(97.55 $)
     +5.19 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 150.33 C$
(124.15 $)
159.78 C$
(131.96 $)
     +6.29 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,011.92 C$
(1,661.60 $)
2,659.76 C$
(2,196.64 $)
     +32.20 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,608.76 C$
(1,328.65 $)
2,072.76 C$
(1,711.85 $)
     +28.84 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,681.74 C$
(3,040.67 $)
4,663.71 C$
(3,851.67 $)
     +26.67 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,826.64 C$
(2,334.46 $)
3,499.76 C$
(2,890.38 $)
     +23.81 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,086.19 C$
(897.07 $)
825.39 C$
(681.68 $)
     -24.01 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 850.28 C$
(702.23 $)
506.95 C$
(418.68 $)
     -40.38 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,505.63 C$
(3,721.11 $)
7,326.24 C$
(6,050.59 $)
     +62.60 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.50 3.47      +38.70 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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