Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Courtenay 

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Consumer Prices in Courtenay are 23.4% lower than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Courtenay are 29.2% lower than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Courtenay are 38.2% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Courtenay are 32.1% lower than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Courtenay are 24.9% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Courtenay is 64.7% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Courtenay Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -40.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 65.00 C$      -45.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.00 C$ 15.00 C$      +7.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.25 C$ 8.00 C$      -3.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 10.00 C$      +11.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.43 C$ 4.83 C$      -11.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.95 C$ 2.50 C$      -15.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.64 C$ 2.50 C$      -5.2 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.66 C$ 15.01 C$      +28.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.84 C$ 3.54 C$      -7.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.78 C$ 1.36 C$      -51.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.97 C$ 5.00 C$      -16.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.22 C$ 5.68 C$      -38.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.45 C$ 5.60 C$      -40.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11.16 C$ 8.36 C$      -25.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.89 C$ 1.94 C$      -32.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 C$ 0.80 C$      -4.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.34 C$ 1.36 C$      -41.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.96 C$ 1.41 C$      -52.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.00 C$ 1.53 C$      -23.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.77 C$ 1.64 C$      -7.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.57 C$ 3.33 C$      -6.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.56 C$ 2.00 C$      -21.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 12.00 C$      -40.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.79 C$ 3.95 C$      -17.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.75 C$ 7.50 C$      +58.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.57 C$ 20.00 C$      -2.8 %
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.15 C$ 2.00 C$      -36.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 140.00 C$ 60.00 C$      -57.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 C$ 4.50 C$      +12.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.64 C$ 3.22 C$      -11.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.59 C$ 25.00 C$      -31.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.42 C$ 6.42 C$      -13.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$ 18,000.00 C$      -47.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,345.04 C$ 25,492.53 C$      -10.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 168.94 C$ 114.80 C$      -32.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 66.73 C$ 70.28 C$      +5.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 82.22 C$ 78.75 C$      -4.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Courtenay Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.17 C$ 60.00 C$      -5.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.10 C$ 55.00 C$      +173.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 14.00 C$      -22.2 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Courtenay Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,478.95 C$ 1,033.33 C$      -30.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,100.00 C$ 18,000.00 C$      -10.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Courtenay Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 92.16 C$ 79.00 C$      -14.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 64.65 C$ 62.50 C$      -3.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 138.67 C$ 97.67 C$      -29.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 183.64 C$ 85.00 C$      -53.7 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Courtenay Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,802.81 C$ 1,783.33 C$      -36.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,325.06 C$ 1,583.33 C$      -31.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,087.24 C$ 3,000.00 C$      -41.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,879.34 C$ 2,350.00 C$      -39.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Courtenay Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,508.81 C$ ?     
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,000.17 C$ ?     
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Courtenay Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,288.81 C$ 5,000.00 C$      +16.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.62 7.17      +8.3 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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