Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 1.28% lower than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 5.37% lower than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Toronto are 11.62% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 3.57% lower than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 5.69% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 12.76% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 25.00 C$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 110.00 C$ 100.00 C$      -9.09 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 12.75 C$      +6.25 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.00 C$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 9.00 C$      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.98 C$ 4.71 C$      -5.51 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.61 C$ 2.56 C$      -1.90 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.40 C$ 2.02 C$      -15.89 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.74 C$ 11.86 C$      +0.99 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.01 C$ 3.11 C$      +3.44 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.06 C$ 1.69 C$      -18.01 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.66 C$ 3.94 C$      -15.40 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.62 C$ 7.19 C$      -5.61 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.19 C$ 7.54 C$      +4.97 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.88 C$ 7.52 C$      -15.33 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.87 C$ 1.98 C$      +5.95 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.87 C$ 0.77 C$      -12.40 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.05 C$ 1.91 C$      -6.70 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.09 C$ 2.12 C$      +1.49 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.53 C$ 1.69 C$      +9.99 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.14 C$ 1.37 C$      +20.26 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.05 C$ 3.06 C$      +0.24 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.62 C$ 2.05 C$      -21.64 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 16.00 C$      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.39 C$ 3.08 C$      -9.16 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.02 C$ 3.75 C$      -6.61 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.99 C$ 17.25 C$      -9.19 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.05 C$ 3.25 C$      +6.56 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 125.00 C$ 156.00 C$      +24.80 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 4.44 C$      +18.40 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.11 C$ 2.82 C$      -9.33 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.50 C$ 31.00 C$      -15.07 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.01 C$ 7.43 C$      -7.31 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 C$ 28,000.00 C$      -6.67 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,281.25 C$ 25,828.75 C$      -1.72 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 115.44 C$ 169.19 C$      +46.56 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 C$ 0.42 C$      +19.78 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 84.26 C$ 76.13 C$      -9.66 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.27 C$ 62.86 C$      -2.20 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.27 C$ 24.82 C$      +52.58 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.99 C$ 15.00 C$      -11.74 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,372.63 C$ 1,592.47 C$      +16.02 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,771.59 C$ 26,544.17 C$      +3.00 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.74 C$ 85.46 C$      +7.17 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.76 C$ 49.62 C$      -0.28 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 117.76 C$ 125.15 C$      +6.27 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 156.15 C$ 135.37 C$      -13.31 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,361.00 C$ 2,184.65 C$      -7.47 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,988.16 C$ 1,849.61 C$      -6.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,507.69 C$ 3,581.13 C$      -20.56 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,125.49 C$ 2,974.24 C$      -4.84 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,276.57 C$ 1,190.83 C$      -6.72 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 974.07 C$ 911.49 C$      -6.42 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,951.23 C$ 5,282.97 C$      +6.70 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.98 5.19      +30.45 %
Last update: September 2022September 2022
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