Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Kingston 

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Consumer Prices in Kingston are 5.7% lower than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kingston are 19.0% lower than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Kingston are 39.6% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Kingston are 9.5% lower than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Kingston are 6.4% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Kingston is 31.5% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Kingston Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 24.00 C$      -4.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 100.00 C$      -16.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.45 C$ 13.50 C$      -6.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 8.00 C$      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 9.00 C$      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.43 C$ 5.08 C$      -6.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.94 C$ 2.33 C$      -20.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.64 C$ 1.83 C$      -30.4 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Kingston Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.69 C$ 15.44 C$      +32.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.81 C$ 2.83 C$      -25.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.80 C$ 2.81 C$      +0.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.95 C$ 3.75 C$      -37.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.33 C$ 6.90 C$      -26.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.53 C$ 9.05 C$      -5.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11.16 C$ 11.74 C$      +5.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.91 C$ 2.49 C$      -14.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.83 C$ 0.67 C$      -18.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.39 C$ 2.37 C$      -0.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.98 C$ 3.90 C$      +31.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.05 C$ 2.16 C$      +5.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.77 C$ 1.44 C$      -18.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.59 C$ 3.10 C$      -13.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.58 C$ 2.44 C$      -5.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.70 C$ 3.03 C$      -35.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.71 C$ 3.28 C$      -30.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.57 C$ 20.00 C$      -2.8 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Kingston Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.15 C$ 3.50 C$      +11.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 140.00 C$ 80.00 C$      -42.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 C$ 4.25 C$      +6.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.83 C$ 3.62 C$      -5.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.59 C$ 45.00 C$      +23.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.45 C$ 5.60 C$      -24.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$ 33,978.00 C$      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,345.04 C$ 27,382.58 C$      -3.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Kingston Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 168.94 C$ 259.08 C$      +53.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 67.00 C$ 84.00 C$      +25.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 81.78 C$ 103.33 C$      +26.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Kingston Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 62.41 C$ 52.10 C$      -16.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.10 C$ 15.00 C$      -25.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -16.7 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Kingston Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,478.95 C$ 1,000.00 C$      -32.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,100.00 C$ ?     
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Kingston Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 92.16 C$ 54.16 C$      -41.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 64.65 C$ 45.00 C$      -30.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 139.03 C$ 112.83 C$      -18.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 183.64 C$ 130.00 C$      -29.2 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Kingston Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,795.98 C$ 1,659.87 C$      -40.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,325.06 C$ 1,550.00 C$      -33.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,087.24 C$ 2,800.00 C$      -45.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,879.34 C$ 2,500.00 C$      -35.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Kingston Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,508.81 C$ 687.48 C$      -54.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,000.17 C$ 534.19 C$      -46.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Kingston Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,281.59 C$ 4,557.91 C$      +6.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.62 7.33      +10.7 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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