Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Vancouver 

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 1.5% lower than in Toronto (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vancouver are 2.1% higher than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 7.8% higher than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 2.2% lower than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 3.7% higher than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 5.1% higher than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.00 C$ 25.00 C$      +8.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 115.00 C$ 100.00 C$      -13.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 C$ 12.00 C$      -7.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 7.75 C$      -3.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 9.00 C$      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.88 C$ 5.08 C$      +4.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.68 C$ 2.71 C$      +1.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.14 C$ 2.45 C$      +14.7 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 13.59 C$ 11.02 C$      -18.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.08 C$ 3.23 C$      +4.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.86 C$ 2.16 C$      +15.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.34 C$ 5.06 C$      +16.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.00 C$ 7.44 C$      +6.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.26 C$ 7.46 C$      +2.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.19 C$ 8.18 C$      -0.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.14 C$ 1.98 C$      -7.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.75 C$ 0.85 C$      +13.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.97 C$ 2.09 C$      +5.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.25 C$ 2.22 C$      -1.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.60 C$ 1.66 C$      +3.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.61 C$ 1.19 C$      -25.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.24 C$ 3.20 C$      -1.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.24 C$ 2.55 C$      +13.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 C$ 20.00 C$      +17.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.11 C$ 3.32 C$      +7.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.68 C$ 3.79 C$      +2.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 C$ 19.00 C$      +11.8 %
Transportation
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.25 C$ 3.10 C$      -4.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$ 120.00 C$      -23.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.41 C$ 3.75 C$      -15.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 3.22 C$      +14.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.00 C$ 37.14 C$      +19.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.18 C$ 7.95 C$      +28.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 C$ 30,000.00 C$      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,837.55 C$ 26,083.33 C$      -2.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 176.91 C$ 123.55 C$      -30.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.43 C$ 0.30 C$      -29.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.68 C$ 85.51 C$      +16.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 62.71 C$ 59.09 C$      -5.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.96 C$ 14.76 C$      -35.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 17.18 C$      +14.5 %
Childcare
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,546.06 C$ 1,387.73 C$      -10.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,502.31 C$ 24,811.06 C$      -6.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.95 C$ 79.31 C$      +0.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.76 C$ 50.41 C$      +3.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 124.60 C$ 118.89 C$      -4.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 141.10 C$ 151.20 C$      +7.2 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,426.68 C$ 2,451.00 C$      +1.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,029.65 C$ 2,093.75 C$      +3.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,844.20 C$ 4,553.66 C$      +18.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,150.37 C$ 3,248.69 C$      +3.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,175.06 C$ 1,277.08 C$      +8.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 929.58 C$ 977.71 C$      +5.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,341.54 C$ 4,659.59 C$      +7.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.92 4.71      -20.5 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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