Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 3.47% lower than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 5.78% lower than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Toronto are 9.44% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 8.56% lower than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 7.32% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 8.06% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 20.00 C$      -20.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 C$ 100.00 C$      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 12.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.25 C$ 7.00 C$      -3.45 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 9.00 C$      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.96 C$ 4.77 C$      -3.90 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.54 C$ 2.47 C$      -3.07 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.28 C$ 2.02 C$      -11.34 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.59 C$ 12.00 C$      +13.37 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.95 C$ 2.91 C$      -1.35 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.11 C$ 1.76 C$      -16.72 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.64 C$ 3.73 C$      -19.56 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.19 C$ 6.83 C$      -4.96 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.30 C$ 7.64 C$      +4.66 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.46 C$ 7.81 C$      -17.39 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.89 C$ 1.93 C$      +2.23 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 C$ 0.76 C$      -8.21 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.97 C$ 1.85 C$      -6.33 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.13 C$ 2.02 C$      -4.83 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.48 C$ 1.53 C$      +2.74 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.11 C$ 1.32 C$      +18.75 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.05 C$ 2.85 C$      -6.69 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.69 C$ 1.93 C$      -28.30 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.49 C$ 3.19 C$      -28.87 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.12 C$ 3.77 C$      -8.69 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.74 C$ 17.50 C$      -6.64 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.05 C$ 3.25 C$      +6.56 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 C$ 156.00 C$      +30.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 4.30 C$      +14.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.11 C$ 2.82 C$      -9.33 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 C$ 31.00 C$      -11.43 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.23 C$ 7.65 C$      -7.06 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,900.00 C$ 28,000.00 C$      -6.35 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,343.75 C$ 25,607.86 C$      +1.04 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 106.41 C$ 149.63 C$      +40.62 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 C$ 0.35 C$      -1.30 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 83.12 C$ 74.63 C$      -10.22 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 57.03 C$ 65.42 C$      +14.72 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.64 C$ 21.32 C$      +36.27 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -6.25 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,322.35 C$ 1,658.96 C$      +25.46 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,254.99 C$ 26,794.17 C$      +6.09 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.52 C$ 81.19 C$      +3.40 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.12 C$ 47.74 C$      -0.78 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 118.29 C$ 119.37 C$      +0.91 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 157.73 C$ 124.84 C$      -20.85 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,254.84 C$ 2,105.88 C$      -6.61 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,833.22 C$ 1,830.51 C$      -0.15 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,273.75 C$ 3,459.32 C$      -19.06 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,014.51 C$ 2,906.25 C$      -3.59 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,243.30 C$ 1,193.29 C$      -4.02 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 966.20 C$ 927.24 C$      -4.03 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,928.51 C$ 5,017.64 C$      +1.81 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.06 5.23      +28.88 %
Last update: June 2022June 2022
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