Cost of Living Comparison Between Burnaby and Surrey 

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Consumer Prices in Surrey are 8.0% higher than in Burnaby (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Surrey are 5.8% lower than in Burnaby
Rent Prices in Surrey are 24.6% lower than in Burnaby
Restaurant Prices in Surrey are 4.0% higher than in Burnaby
Groceries Prices in Surrey are 4.4% higher than in Burnaby
Local Purchasing Power in Surrey is 16.5% higher than in Burnaby
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Restaurants
Burnaby Edit Surrey Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 C$ 18.00 C$      +5.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$ 83.31 C$      +4.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 10.50 C$      -12.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$ 6.88 C$      +14.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 7.00 C$      -12.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.29 C$ 5.10 C$      +19.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.25 C$ 2.21 C$      -1.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.58 C$ 1.82 C$      +15.6 %
Markets
Burnaby Edit Surrey Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.46 C$ 8.79 C$      +17.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.62 C$ 2.48 C$      -5.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.20 C$ 2.42 C$      +102.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.57 C$ 4.33 C$      +21.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.61 C$ 6.95 C$      +5.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.23 C$ 7.46 C$      +42.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.41 C$ 7.52 C$      +1.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.11 C$ 1.63 C$      -22.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.92 C$ 0.73 C$      -21.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.85 C$ 1.49 C$      -19.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.80 C$ 1.48 C$      -47.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.99 C$ 0.91 C$      -54.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 2.32 C$ 1.55 C$      -33.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.10 C$ 2.85 C$      +35.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.46 C$ 2.66 C$      +82.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 18.49 C$      +23.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.38 C$ 2.86 C$      -15.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.75 C$ 5.12 C$      +36.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 20.00 C$      +33.3 %
Transportation
Burnaby Edit Surrey Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.12 C$ 3.27 C$      +4.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 134.00 C$ 129.50 C$      -3.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$ 3.35 C$      -4.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.11 C$ 3.16 C$      +1.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.46 C$ 38.00 C$      +10.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.64 C$ 7.85 C$      +2.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,000.00 C$ 25,000.00 C$      -13.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,737.50 C$ 24,800.00 C$      +9.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Burnaby Edit Surrey Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 134.33 C$ 226.78 C$      +68.8 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 C$ 0.37 C$      +46.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.71 C$ 91.88 C$      +7.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Burnaby Edit Surrey Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.00 C$ 42.86 C$      +7.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.00 C$ 36.67 C$      +144.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 16.00 C$      +6.7 %
Childcare
Burnaby Edit Surrey Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,245.00 C$ 1,225.00 C$      -1.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,700.00 C$ 3,500.00 C$      -70.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Burnaby Edit Surrey Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 67.25 C$ 64.38 C$      -4.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.25 C$ 47.37 C$      +2.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 104.71 C$ 103.07 C$      -1.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 105.71 C$ 141.67 C$      +34.0 %
Rent Per Month
Burnaby Edit Surrey Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,100.00 C$ 1,705.00 C$      -18.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,960.00 C$ 1,377.27 C$      -29.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,456.33 C$ 3,225.00 C$      -27.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,966.67 C$ 2,350.00 C$      -20.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Burnaby Edit Surrey Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 849.99 C$ 1,133.32 C$      +33.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 849.99 C$ 699.99 C$      -17.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Burnaby Edit Surrey Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,669.25 C$ 5,127.64 C$      +9.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.40 5.28      -28.7 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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