Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 0.55% lower than in Vancouver (without rent)
Rent Prices in Toronto are 0.16% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 6.64% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 12.28% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 8.43% lower than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$ 90.00 C$      +12.50 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.12 C$ 12.00 C$      +18.52 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.00 C$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$ 8.50 C$      +21.43 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.47 C$ 4.46 C$      -0.17 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 C$ 2.43 C$      +5.72 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.91 C$ 1.95 C$      +1.96 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.88 C$ 11.62 C$      +30.96 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.89 C$ 2.60 C$      -10.15 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.00 C$ 1.61 C$      -19.25 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.94 C$ 3.39 C$      -13.73 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.10 C$ 6.14 C$      -24.17 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.50 C$ 6.08 C$      -18.94 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.13 C$ 7.39 C$      -27.12 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.73 C$ 1.87 C$      +8.18 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 C$ 0.74 C$      -6.17 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.73 C$ 1.66 C$      -4.17 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.91 C$ 1.65 C$      -13.65 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.45 C$ 1.33 C$      -8.23 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.44 C$ 1.14 C$      -20.62 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.73 C$ 2.40 C$      -11.99 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.49 C$ 2.22 C$      -10.77 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$ 17.00 C$      -5.56 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.84 C$ 3.45 C$      -10.12 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.56 C$ 4.01 C$      -11.92 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$ 3.25 C$      +8.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 98.00 C$ 154.50 C$      +57.65 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 4.10 C$      +9.33 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.03 C$ 3.22 C$      +6.38 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.55 C$ 35.00 C$      +4.32 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.11 C$ 4.14 C$      -18.93 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,250.00 C$ 25,500.00 C$      -2.86 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,019.33 C$ 25,334.10 C$      +5.47 %
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 84.66 C$ 152.42 C$      +80.04 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.40 C$ 0.44 C$      +10.65 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 80.19 C$ 70.33 C$      -12.29 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 55.52 C$ 56.64 C$      +2.01 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.97 C$ 27.93 C$      +64.58 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,180.23 C$ 1,722.00 C$      +45.90 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,000.00 C$ 26,485.42 C$      +20.39 %
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82.26 C$ 76.95 C$      -6.45 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.65 C$ 47.99 C$      -5.25 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 115.98 C$ 108.25 C$      -6.67 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 142.26 C$ 135.52 C$      -4.74 %
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,057.72 C$ 2,151.53 C$      +4.56 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,574.10 C$ 1,778.34 C$      +12.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,687.19 C$ 3,491.06 C$      -5.32 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,855.26 C$ 2,736.58 C$      -4.16 %
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,096.11 C$ 1,064.84 C$      -2.85 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 859.17 C$ 850.98 C$      -0.95 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver[ Edit ] Toronto[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,603.81 C$ 4,198.46 C$      -8.80 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.38 3.06      -9.38 %
Last update: November 2020November 2020
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