Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Burnaby 

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Consumer Prices in Burnaby are 13.01% lower than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Burnaby are 9.54% lower than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Burnaby are 4.22% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Burnaby are 25.69% lower than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Burnaby are 12.18% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Burnaby is 4.26% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Burnaby Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 17.00 C$      -32.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 112.50 C$ 80.00 C$      -28.89 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 12.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 6.00 C$      -14.29 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 8.00 C$      -11.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.96 C$ 4.25 C$      -14.32 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.63 C$ 2.22 C$      -15.79 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.41 C$ 1.58 C$      -34.57 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Burnaby Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.97 C$ 6.79 C$      -43.26 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.01 C$ 2.62 C$      -12.73 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.06 C$ 1.20 C$      -42.04 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.66 C$ 3.57 C$      -23.46 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.62 C$ 6.61 C$      -13.30 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.19 C$ 5.23 C$      -27.18 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.88 C$ 7.41 C$      -16.58 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.87 C$ 2.11 C$      +12.86 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.87 C$ 0.92 C$      +5.56 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.05 C$ 1.85 C$      -9.67 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.09 C$ 2.80 C$      +34.00 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.53 C$ 1.99 C$      +29.56 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.14 C$ 2.32 C$      +104.25 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.05 C$ 2.10 C$      -31.04 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.62 C$ 2.10 C$      -19.89 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.39 C$ 3.38 C$      -0.52 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.02 C$ 3.75 C$      -6.73 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.99 C$ 15.00 C$      -21.03 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Burnaby Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.05 C$ 3.12 C$      +2.46 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 125.00 C$ 134.00 C$      +7.20 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 3.50 C$      -6.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.11 C$ 3.11 C$      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.50 C$ 33.66 C$      -7.78 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.01 C$ 8.47 C$      +5.69 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 C$ 29,000.00 C$      -3.33 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,281.25 C$ 22,737.50 C$      -13.48 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Burnaby Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 115.44 C$ 133.33 C$      +15.50 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 C$ 0.30 C$      -14.29 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 84.26 C$ 84.38 C$      +0.13 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Burnaby Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.27 C$ 44.29 C$      -31.10 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.27 C$ 20.00 C$      +22.95 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.99 C$ 15.00 C$      -11.74 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Burnaby Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,372.63 C$ 1,245.00 C$      -9.30 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,640.43 C$ 11,700.00 C$      -54.37 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Burnaby Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.74 C$ 64.12 C$      -19.58 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.76 C$ 41.25 C$      -17.10 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 117.76 C$ 94.75 C$      -19.54 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 156.15 C$ 102.50 C$      -34.36 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Burnaby Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,361.00 C$ 2,100.00 C$      -11.05 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,994.59 C$ 1,960.00 C$      -1.73 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,507.69 C$ 4,456.33 C$      -1.14 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,125.49 C$ 2,966.67 C$      -5.08 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Burnaby Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,276.54 C$ 849.99 C$      -33.41 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 974.07 C$ 849.99 C$      -12.74 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Burnaby Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,950.71 C$ 4,669.25 C$      -5.69 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.98 7.40      +85.88 %
Last update: September 2022September 2022
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