Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Toronto 

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Cost of Living in Toronto is 2.9% lower than in Vancouver (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Toronto is 5.4% lower than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Toronto are 9.6% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 1.5% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 11.7% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 10.0% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 26.00 C$      +4.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 120.00 C$      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.50 C$ 8.12 C$      -4.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 10.00 C$      +11.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.43 C$ 5.59 C$      +3.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.95 C$ 2.92 C$      -0.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.58 C$ 2.20 C$      -14.8 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.08 C$ 15.36 C$      +52.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.79 C$ 3.46 C$      -8.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.54 C$ 2.20 C$      -13.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.44 C$ 4.64 C$      -14.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.25 C$ 6.80 C$      -17.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.49 C$ 7.64 C$      -19.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.77 C$ 8.35 C$      -22.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.78 C$ 2.36 C$      -15.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 C$ 0.95 C$      +16.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.36 C$ 2.22 C$      -5.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.95 C$ 2.33 C$      -20.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.94 C$ 1.56 C$      -19.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.68 C$ 1.64 C$      -2.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.48 C$ 3.00 C$      -13.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.50 C$ 2.35 C$      -6.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 18.00 C$      -10.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.25 C$ 3.47 C$      -18.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.62 C$ 3.74 C$      -19.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.0 %
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.15 C$ 3.35 C$      +6.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 140.00 C$ 156.00 C$      +11.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 C$ 5.00 C$      +25.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.27 C$ 3.22 C$      -1.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.90 C$ 33.00 C$      -10.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.23 C$ 5.98 C$      -17.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$ 34,087.00 C$      +0.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,715.31 C$ 29,960.56 C$      +8.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 140.80 C$ 161.93 C$      +15.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 60.95 C$ 61.65 C$      +1.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 77.48 C$ 71.61 C$      -7.6 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 55.43 C$ 67.42 C$      +21.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.44 C$ 27.33 C$      +89.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 C$ 18.00 C$      +5.9 %
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,543.75 C$ 1,545.84 C$      +0.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,100.00 C$ 24,692.31 C$      +22.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.66 C$ 80.24 C$      -5.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 57.64 C$ 49.06 C$      -14.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 132.92 C$ 134.88 C$      +1.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 165.84 C$ 161.69 C$      -2.5 %
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,787.60 C$ 2,513.22 C$      -9.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,361.71 C$ 2,139.98 C$      -9.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,085.62 C$ 4,488.46 C$      -11.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,861.86 C$ 3,600.89 C$      -6.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,404.88 C$ 1,314.60 C$      -6.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 930.14 C$ 1,008.95 C$      +8.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,676.29 C$ 4,866.79 C$      +4.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.53 6.42      -1.7 %
Last update: July 2024July 2024
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