Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 1.62% higher than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 0.96% lower than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Toronto are 4.98% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 2.13% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 5.89% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 5.51% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 77.50 C$ 82.50 C$      +6.45 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.00 C$ 11.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.00 C$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 8.00 C$      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.53 C$ 4.53 C$      -0.05 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.38 C$ 2.52 C$      +5.80 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 C$ 1.94 C$      -5.73 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.44 C$ 11.74 C$      +39.08 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.97 C$ 2.58 C$      -12.99 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.68 C$ 1.58 C$      -5.66 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.26 C$ 3.37 C$      -20.90 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.63 C$ 6.52 C$      -14.58 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.01 C$ 6.12 C$      -12.68 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.29 C$ 7.23 C$      -12.81 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.59 C$ 1.84 C$      +15.31 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 C$ 0.72 C$      -8.25 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.60 C$ 1.60 C$      -0.17 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.90 C$ 1.75 C$      -7.64 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 C$ 1.31 C$      +11.52 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.14 C$ 1.16 C$      +1.73 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.51 C$ 2.48 C$      -0.87 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.32 C$ 2.11 C$      -8.84 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$ 16.00 C$      -11.11 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.61 C$ 3.30 C$      -8.49 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.02 C$ 3.55 C$      -11.73 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$ 3.25 C$      +8.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 C$ 156.00 C$      +56.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 4.25 C$      +13.33 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.03 C$ 3.22 C$      +6.38 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.55 C$ 31.04 C$      -7.48 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.31 C$ 4.46 C$      -16.15 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,500.00 C$ 25,000.00 C$      -5.66 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,699.42 C$ 25,395.69 C$      +2.82 %
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 89.56 C$ 171.18 C$      +91.14 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 C$ 0.36 C$      +3.51 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.41 C$ 73.95 C$      -13.42 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.04 C$ 57.45 C$      -1.02 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.24 C$ 23.86 C$      +46.97 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,188.60 C$ 1,671.83 C$      +40.66 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,714.29 C$ 26,223.91 C$      -8.67 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 77.00 C$ 74.46 C$      -3.29 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.47 C$ 47.59 C$      -1.81 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 110.49 C$ 107.83 C$      -2.41 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 155.36 C$ 144.72 C$      -6.85 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,025.25 C$ 1,958.42 C$      -3.30 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,629.14 C$ 1,682.87 C$      +3.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,697.59 C$ 3,428.97 C$      -7.26 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,828.62 C$ 2,603.05 C$      -7.97 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,080.19 C$ 1,069.63 C$      -0.98 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 850.26 C$ 833.65 C$      -1.95 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,359.55 C$ 4,555.42 C$      +4.49 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.43 2.53      +4.26 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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