Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 6.1% lower than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 7.2% lower than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Toronto are 8.8% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 4.3% lower than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 12.7% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 21.6% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 24.00 C$      -4.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 110.00 C$      -8.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.00 C$ 15.00 C$      +7.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 8.50 C$      +6.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 9.38 C$      +4.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.44 C$ 5.26 C$      -3.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.06 C$ 2.84 C$      -7.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.69 C$ 2.18 C$      -18.9 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.95 C$ 15.28 C$      +27.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.77 C$ 3.44 C$      -8.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.71 C$ 2.13 C$      -21.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.03 C$ 4.71 C$      -21.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.85 C$ 7.25 C$      -18.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.06 C$ 7.69 C$      -15.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.78 C$ 8.54 C$      -20.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.92 C$ 2.41 C$      -17.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 C$ 0.84 C$      -0.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.46 C$ 2.58 C$      +4.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.04 C$ 2.17 C$      -28.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.15 C$ 1.69 C$      -21.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.80 C$ 1.68 C$      -7.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.69 C$ 3.10 C$      -16.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.54 C$ 2.40 C$      -5.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 19.00 C$      -5.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.79 C$ 3.39 C$      -29.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.96 C$ 3.65 C$      -26.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.07 C$ 20.00 C$      -0.4 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
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) 3.45 C$ 2.82 C$      -18.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.90 C$ 33.00 C$      -10.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.37 C$ 6.10 C$      -17.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$ 34,117.00 C$      +0.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,168.71 C$ 29,663.68 C$      +5.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 179.46 C$ 192.55 C$      +7.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 67.63 C$ 65.98 C$      -2.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.89 C$ 74.94 C$      -12.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.69 C$ 74.72 C$      +21.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.80 C$ 30.06 C$      +68.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 18.00 C$      0.0 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,461.90 C$ 1,528.09 C$      +4.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,100.00 C$ 25,395.00 C$      +26.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 89.33 C$ 76.08 C$      -14.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 63.42 C$ 48.79 C$      -23.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 139.31 C$ 126.98 C$      -8.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 187.96 C$ 159.26 C$      -15.3 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,754.18 C$ 2,558.01 C$      -7.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,282.21 C$ 2,235.71 C$      -2.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,065.74 C$ 4,368.52 C$      -13.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,859.26 C$ 3,570.00 C$      -7.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,543.61 C$ 1,294.15 C$      -16.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 997.39 C$ 1,029.31 C$      +3.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,082.93 C$ 4,607.70 C$      +12.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.53 6.61      +1.1 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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