Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Kitchener 

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Consumer Prices in Kitchener are 15.7% lower than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kitchener are 22.4% lower than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Kitchener are 32.9% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Kitchener are 19.3% lower than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Kitchener are 16.3% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Kitchener is 36.4% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Kitchener Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 22.50 C$      -10.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 80.00 C$      -33.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.00 C$ 13.00 C$      -7.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 8.00 C$      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 7.57 C$      -15.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.38 C$ 4.41 C$      -18.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.07 C$ 3.00 C$      -2.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.66 C$ 1.83 C$      -31.2 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Kitchener Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.68 C$ 9.65 C$      -17.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.80 C$ 2.96 C$      -22.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.73 C$ 2.11 C$      -22.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.08 C$ 4.52 C$      -25.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.33 C$ 6.71 C$      -28.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.38 C$ 6.91 C$      -26.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.78 C$ 10.36 C$      -3.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.87 C$ 2.95 C$      +2.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 C$ 0.88 C$      +5.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.39 C$ 2.15 C$      -10.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.97 C$ 3.08 C$      +3.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.09 C$ 1.47 C$      -29.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.75 C$ 1.95 C$      +11.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.61 C$ 3.41 C$      -5.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.54 C$ 1.76 C$      -30.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.79 C$ 3.98 C$      -16.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.71 C$ 4.28 C$      -9.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.57 C$ 15.00 C$      -27.1 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Kitchener Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.15 C$ 3.75 C$      +19.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 140.00 C$ 92.00 C$      -34.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 C$ 3.50 C$      -12.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.45 C$ 3.70 C$      +7.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 38.45 C$ 35.00 C$      -9.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.38 C$ 5.54 C$      -25.0 %
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) 28,263.00 C$ 27,382.58 C$      -3.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Kitchener Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 176.01 C$ 192.50 C$      +9.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 68.00 C$ 50.00 C$      -26.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.52 C$ 70.66 C$      -17.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Kitchener Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 62.03 C$ 37.00 C$      -40.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.80 C$ 40.00 C$      +124.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 15.50 C$      -13.9 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Kitchener Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,478.95 C$ 822.40 C$      -44.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,100.00 C$ 17,400.00 C$      -13.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Kitchener Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 91.04 C$ 69.99 C$      -23.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 64.43 C$ 52.50 C$      -18.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 141.48 C$ 110.83 C$      -21.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 187.96 C$ 133.33 C$      -29.1 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Kitchener Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,754.18 C$ 2,006.25 C$      -27.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,282.21 C$ 1,766.67 C$      -22.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,065.74 C$ 2,875.00 C$      -43.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,859.26 C$ 2,725.00 C$      -29.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Kitchener Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,543.61 C$ 622.45 C$      -59.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 994.63 C$ 501.67 C$      -49.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Kitchener Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,082.93 C$ 4,320.95 C$      +5.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.63 7.06      +6.6 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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