Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Vancouver 

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 5.7% higher than in Toronto (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vancouver are 7.3% higher than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 9.9% higher than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 0.9% lower than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 14.5% higher than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 15.4% lower than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 25.00 C$      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 120.00 C$      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$ 14.00 C$      -6.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.50 C$ 8.25 C$      -2.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 C$ 9.00 C$      -10.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.45 C$ 5.43 C$      -0.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.87 C$ 2.95 C$      +2.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.25 C$ 2.64 C$      +17.2 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 16.09 C$ 11.66 C$      -27.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.43 C$ 3.84 C$      +12.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.18 C$ 2.78 C$      +27.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.89 C$ 5.97 C$      +21.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.88 C$ 9.22 C$      +34.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.77 C$ 9.45 C$      +21.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.65 C$ 11.16 C$      +29.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.45 C$ 2.89 C$      +17.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 C$ 0.84 C$      -6.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.48 C$ 2.34 C$      -5.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.31 C$ 2.96 C$      +28.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.67 C$ 2.00 C$      +19.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.72 C$ 1.77 C$      +3.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.13 C$ 3.57 C$      +14.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.46 C$ 2.56 C$      +4.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.00 C$ 20.00 C$      +5.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.42 C$ 4.79 C$      +39.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.87 C$ 4.75 C$      +22.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 20.57 C$      +2.9 %
Transportation
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.35 C$ 3.15 C$      -6.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$ 140.00 C$      -10.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 C$ 4.00 C$      -20.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 3.64 C$      +29.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.00 C$ 36.59 C$      +18.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.11 C$ 7.42 C$      +21.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,350.00 C$ 33,978.00 C$      -1.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,645.69 C$ 28,345.04 C$      -7.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 170.84 C$ 168.94 C$      -1.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 66.25 C$ 66.73 C$      +0.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 74.04 C$ 82.27 C$      +11.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 72.80 C$ 63.17 C$      -13.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.11 C$ 20.10 C$      -30.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 18.00 C$      0.0 %
Childcare
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,545.84 C$ 1,478.95 C$      -4.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,963.85 C$ 20,100.00 C$      -19.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 80.54 C$ 92.16 C$      +14.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.62 C$ 64.65 C$      +27.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 133.33 C$ 138.67 C$      +4.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 161.74 C$ 183.64 C$      +13.5 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,515.48 C$ 2,792.47 C$      +11.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,229.10 C$ 2,321.49 C$      +4.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,465.15 C$ 5,087.24 C$      +13.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,602.33 C$ 3,879.34 C$      +7.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,307.77 C$ 1,508.81 C$      +15.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,020.96 C$ 1,000.17 C$      -2.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,723.31 C$ 4,288.81 C$      -9.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.57 6.62      +0.7 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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