Cost of Living Comparison Between Victoria and Nanaimo, BC 

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Consumer Prices in Nanaimo, BC are 14.7% lower than in Victoria (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Nanaimo, BC are 18.2% lower than in Victoria
Rent Prices in Nanaimo, BC are 24.8% lower than in Victoria
Restaurant Prices in Nanaimo, BC are 16.0% lower than in Victoria
Groceries Prices in Nanaimo, BC are 15.4% lower than in Victoria
Local Purchasing Power in Nanaimo, BC is 20.0% higher than in Victoria
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Restaurants
Victoria Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 26.00 C$ 25.00 C$      -3.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 80.00 C$      -33.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$ 13.00 C$      -13.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 7.00 C$      -12.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.75 C$ 8.00 C$      -8.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.51 C$ 5.14 C$      -6.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.32 C$ 3.06 C$      -7.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.93 C$ 3.50 C$      +19.4 %
Markets
Victoria Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 14.14 C$ 9.26 C$      -34.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.22 C$ 2.95 C$      -30.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.74 C$ 1.90 C$      -30.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.91 C$ 4.69 C$      -20.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.06 C$ 6.16 C$      -32.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.50 C$ 7.99 C$      -15.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.86 C$ 11.40 C$      +15.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.84 C$ 2.32 C$      -18.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.87 C$ 0.83 C$      -5.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.74 C$ 2.10 C$      -23.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.40 C$ 2.81 C$      -17.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.46 C$ 1.66 C$      -32.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 2.10 C$ 1.92 C$      -8.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.68 C$ 3.83 C$      +4.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.59 C$ 3.12 C$      +20.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 21.00 C$ 20.00 C$      -4.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.13 C$ 3.26 C$      -21.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.21 C$ 3.56 C$      -31.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 16.50 C$      -17.5 %
Transportation
Victoria Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 C$ 2.62 C$      +5.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 85.00 C$ 65.00 C$      -23.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 C$ 3.90 C$      -8.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 C$ 4.23 C$      -12.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 C$ 47.22 C$      +4.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.28 C$ 7.04 C$      -3.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$ 33,978.00 C$      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,371.51 C$ 28,532.83 C$      +0.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Victoria Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 216.02 C$ 174.12 C$      -19.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 71.15 C$ 75.00 C$      +5.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 111.65 C$ 89.14 C$      -20.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Victoria Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 72.71 C$ 54.00 C$      -25.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.33 C$ 15.00 C$      -45.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -6.2 %
Childcare
Victoria Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,071.43 C$ 1,066.67 C$      -0.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,000.00 C$ 13,500.00 C$      -38.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Victoria Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 95.29 C$ 63.75 C$      -33.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 60.23 C$ 41.67 C$      -30.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 124.75 C$ 103.00 C$      -17.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 185.53 C$ 110.00 C$      -40.7 %
Rent Per Month
Victoria Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,107.44 C$ 1,660.00 C$      -21.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,849.17 C$ 1,633.33 C$      -11.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,310.00 C$ 2,933.33 C$      -31.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,644.41 C$ 2,733.33 C$      -25.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Victoria Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,026.10 C$ 530.00 C$      -48.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,016.83 C$ 510.12 C$      -49.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Victoria Edit Nanaimo, BC Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,306.82 C$ 3,243.75 C$      -1.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.80 6.87      +1.0 %
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