Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Victoria 

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Consumer Prices in Victoria are 1.15% lower than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Victoria are 8.19% lower than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Victoria are 19.07% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Victoria are 9.68% lower than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Victoria are 3.53% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Victoria is 9.09% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Victoria Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 24.00 C$      -4.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 115.00 C$ 90.00 C$      -21.74 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 12.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 8.00 C$      +14.29 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 8.00 C$      -11.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.91 C$ 4.98 C$      +1.57 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.62 C$ 2.61 C$      -0.28 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.38 C$ 2.38 C$      -0.32 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Victoria Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12.30 C$ 12.04 C$      -2.19 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.94 C$ 3.14 C$      +6.80 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.06 C$ 2.14 C$      +3.56 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.62 C$ 4.68 C$      +1.16 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.30 C$ 7.80 C$      +6.91 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.19 C$ 8.25 C$      +14.84 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.88 C$ 8.97 C$      +0.98 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.89 C$ 2.04 C$      +7.71 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 C$ 0.76 C$      -9.74 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.04 C$ 2.24 C$      +9.56 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.09 C$ 2.76 C$      +32.39 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.51 C$ 1.43 C$      -5.40 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.14 C$ 1.44 C$      +27.10 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.02 C$ 3.45 C$      +14.39 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.66 C$ 2.62 C$      -1.41 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.60 C$ 4.20 C$      -8.82 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.02 C$ 3.83 C$      -4.86 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 19.00 C$ 16.25 C$      -14.47 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Victoria Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.05 C$ 2.50 C$      -18.03 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 C$ 85.00 C$      -29.17 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 3.60 C$      -4.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.11 C$ 3.14 C$      +1.04 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.50 C$ 41.66 C$      +14.14 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.12 C$ 8.32 C$      +2.49 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,900.00 C$ 32,000.00 C$      +7.02 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,343.75 C$ 26,137.50 C$      +3.13 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Victoria Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 112.63 C$ 135.02 C$      +19.88 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 C$ 0.28 C$      -20.21 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 84.22 C$ 94.95 C$      +12.73 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Victoria Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.72 C$ 70.00 C$      +23.41 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.27 C$ 15.55 C$      -4.41 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 C$ 14.47 C$      -9.53 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Victoria Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,372.63 C$ 1,240.00 C$      -9.66 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,834.64 C$ 17,480.00 C$      -32.34 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Victoria Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.32 C$ 80.53 C$      +1.52 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.74 C$ 42.38 C$      -14.81 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 118.88 C$ 108.76 C$      -8.50 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 159.20 C$ 142.20 C$      -10.68 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Victoria Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,299.52 C$ 1,901.47 C$      -17.31 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,976.47 C$ 1,588.09 C$      -19.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,457.50 C$ 3,358.33 C$      -24.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,072.50 C$ 2,707.14 C$      -11.89 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Victoria Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,261.30 C$ 903.49 C$      -28.37 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 980.42 C$ 789.24 C$      -19.50 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Victoria Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,818.40 C$ 4,826.17 C$      +0.16 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.11 4.33      +5.37 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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