Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Vancouver 

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 2.48% higher than in Toronto (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vancouver are 5.48% higher than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 10.45% higher than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 2.20% higher than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 11.28% higher than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 9.50% lower than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 C$ 80.00 C$      +6.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 12.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.00 C$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 8.00 C$      -11.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.71 C$ 4.91 C$      +4.18 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.41 C$ 2.51 C$      +3.90 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.82 C$ 2.19 C$      +20.45 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.94 C$ 8.31 C$      -24.04 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.61 C$ 3.07 C$      +17.87 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.41 C$ 1.80 C$      +27.53 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.52 C$ 4.61 C$      +30.84 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.60 C$ 6.71 C$      -11.69 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.27 C$ 6.71 C$      +7.13 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.27 C$ 9.32 C$      +28.19 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.62 C$ 1.75 C$      +7.81 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.68 C$ 0.80 C$      +16.92 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.49 C$ 1.69 C$      +13.32 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.64 C$ 2.02 C$      +23.22 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 C$ 1.10 C$      -6.17 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.16 C$ 1.08 C$      -6.99 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.40 C$ 2.62 C$      +9.25 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 C$ 2.48 C$      +38.95 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 20.00 C$      +33.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.09 C$ 4.23 C$      +37.21 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.54 C$ 4.08 C$      +15.19 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.13 C$ 17.00 C$      +5.39 %
Transportation
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.25 C$ 3.00 C$      -7.69 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$ 108.50 C$      -30.45 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 C$ 3.75 C$      -11.76 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$ 3.06 C$      -5.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 C$ 34.27 C$      -2.07 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.15 C$ 6.09 C$      +18.16 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,500.00 C$ 27,000.00 C$      +5.88 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,311.63 C$ 25,346.12 C$      +0.14 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 159.50 C$ 91.69 C$      -42.51 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.39 C$ 0.35 C$      -9.05 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.26 C$ 87.14 C$      +20.58 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.44 C$ 59.52 C$      +5.47 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.78 C$ 17.40 C$      -26.83 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Childcare
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,774.52 C$ 1,231.59 C$      -30.60 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,771.12 C$ 27,537.31 C$      +15.84 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 72.05 C$ 84.24 C$      +16.92 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.84 C$ 50.10 C$      +6.96 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 112.93 C$ 116.00 C$      +2.72 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 139.41 C$ 160.83 C$      +15.36 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,988.73 C$ 2,050.64 C$      +3.11 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,675.45 C$ 1,678.66 C$      +0.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,395.09 C$ 3,997.75 C$      +17.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,641.49 C$ 2,987.75 C$      +13.11 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,007.69 C$ 1,118.19 C$      +10.96 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 851.09 C$ 844.48 C$      -0.78 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Vancouver Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,752.61 C$ 4,537.03 C$      -4.54 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.44 2.31      -5.11 %
Last update: December 2021December 2021
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