Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 2.20% higher than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 1.71% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Toronto are 0.91% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 7.96% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 7.52% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 10.44% lower 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 75.00 C$ 90.00 C$      +20.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 C$ 11.00 C$      +10.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.00 C$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 C$ 8.00 C$      +6.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.45 C$ 4.51 C$      +1.26 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 C$ 2.43 C$      +7.02 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 C$ 1.99 C$      +8.38 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.73 C$ 12.16 C$      +39.32 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.90 C$ 2.60 C$      -10.25 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.89 C$ 1.66 C$      -12.18 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.03 C$ 3.40 C$      -15.48 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.21 C$ 6.18 C$      -14.21 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.23 C$ 6.25 C$      -13.56 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.49 C$ 7.23 C$      -23.82 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.57 C$ 1.82 C$      +16.13 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 C$ 0.72 C$      -4.81 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.53 C$ 1.59 C$      +3.68 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.77 C$ 1.75 C$      -1.16 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.31 C$ 1.31 C$      +0.11 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.35 C$ 1.19 C$      -11.98 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.54 C$ 2.56 C$      +0.77 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.47 C$ 2.19 C$      -11.42 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$ 16.00 C$      -11.11 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.49 C$ 3.30 C$      -5.52 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.18 C$ 3.77 C$      -9.81 %
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) 98.00 C$ 156.00 C$      +59.18 %
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$ 31.00 C$      -7.60 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.91 C$ 4.08 C$      -16.93 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 C$ 26,150.00 C$      +0.58 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,144.33 C$ 25,718.00 C$      +6.52 %
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 87.45 C$ 164.12 C$      +87.68 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.39 C$ 0.36 C$      -7.32 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 82.61 C$ 73.53 C$      -10.99 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 60.39 C$ 55.97 C$      -7.31 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.76 C$ 25.93 C$      +88.37 %
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 1,216.60 C$ 1,718.80 C$      +41.28 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,285.71 C$ 27,246.00 C$      +22.26 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 73.40 C$ 74.94 C$      +2.10 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.34 C$ 49.76 C$      +0.84 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 112.86 C$ 110.98 C$      -1.66 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 146.18 C$ 147.42 C$      +0.85 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,008.02 C$ 2,033.29 C$      +1.26 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,574.56 C$ 1,736.96 C$      +10.31 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,544.46 C$ 3,479.59 C$      -1.83 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,738.50 C$ 2,700.93 C$      -1.37 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,087.02 C$ 1,076.81 C$      -0.94 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 847.74 C$ 850.52 C$      +0.33 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,520.04 C$ 4,117.42 C$      -8.91 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.77 2.75      -0.89 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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