Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Fort McMurray 

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Consumer Prices in Fort McMurray are 7.30% higher than in Vancouver (without rent)
Rent Prices in Fort McMurray are 17.73% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Fort McMurray are 21.66% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Fort McMurray are 1.37% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Fort McMurray is 48.02% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver[ Edit ] Fort McMurray[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 24.00 C$      +20.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$ 100.00 C$      +25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.12 C$ 11.00 C$      +8.64 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.50 C$      +7.14 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$ 8.50 C$      +21.43 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.47 C$ 6.00 C$      +34.31 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 C$ 2.83 C$      +23.96 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.91 C$ 2.37 C$      +23.69 %
Markets
Vancouver[ Edit ] Fort McMurray[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.78 C$ 6.78 C$      -22.77 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.88 C$ 3.08 C$      +6.85 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.00 C$ 1.36 C$      -31.87 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.98 C$ 3.40 C$      -14.60 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.50 C$ 5.29 C$      -37.74 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.48 C$ 6.35 C$      -15.07 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.13 C$ 6.80 C$      -32.86 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.73 C$ 4.60 C$      +165.60 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 C$ 1.03 C$      +31.32 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.73 C$ 2.91 C$      +68.57 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 C$ 3.64 C$      +87.46 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.45 C$ 1.36 C$      -6.09 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.44 C$ 1.36 C$      -5.34 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.73 C$ 3.00 C$      +9.84 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.49 C$ 2.26 C$      -9.05 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$ 12.00 C$      -33.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.84 C$ 2.86 C$      -25.55 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.56 C$ 3.88 C$      -14.96 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 13.00 C$      -13.33 %
Transportation
Vancouver[ Edit ] Fort McMurray[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$ 1.50 C$      -50.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 98.00 C$ 47.50 C$      -51.53 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 4.00 C$      +6.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.03 C$ 5.31 C$      +75.53 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.55 C$ 37.75 C$      +12.52 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.12 C$ 3.96 C$      -22.68 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,250.00 C$ 38,000.00 C$      +44.76 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,019.33 C$ 29,658.00 C$      +23.48 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver[ Edit ] Fort McMurray[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 83.88 C$ 264.89 C$      +215.78 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.40 C$ 0.35 C$      -11.58 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 81.02 C$ 71.24 C$      -12.07 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver[ Edit ] Fort McMurray[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.26 C$ 60.93 C$      +8.30 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.97 C$ 4.00 C$      -76.43 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Childcare
Vancouver[ Edit ] Fort McMurray[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,214.32 C$ 1,377.50 C$      +13.44 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,000.00 C$ ?     
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver[ Edit ] Fort McMurray[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.58 C$ 62.50 C$      -23.39 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.65 C$ 65.00 C$      +28.32 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 116.55 C$ 97.50 C$      -16.35 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 142.26 C$ 111.25 C$      -21.80 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver[ Edit ] Fort McMurray[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,052.54 C$ 1,577.83 C$      -23.13 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,582.30 C$ 1,616.96 C$      +2.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,740.98 C$ 2,546.58 C$      -31.93 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,871.79 C$ 2,688.98 C$      -6.37 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver[ Edit ] Fort McMurray[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,093.01 C$ 385.63 C$      -64.72 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 856.71 C$ 398.35 C$      -53.50 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver[ Edit ] Fort McMurray[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,570.70 C$ 6,609.58 C$      +44.61 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.38 3.71      +9.73 %
Last update: December 2020November 2020
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