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Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Seattle, WA 

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Consumer Prices in Seattle, WA are 19.81% higher than in Vancouver
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seattle, WA are 23.60% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 29.50% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 16.66% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 20.99% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 52.99% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$
(11.45 $)
19.64 C$
(15.00 $)
     +30.96 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$
(61.09 $)
78.58 C$
(60.00 $)
     -1.78 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 C$
(7.64 $)
11.79 C$
(9.00 $)
     +17.87 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$
(4.58 $)
7.53 C$
(5.75 $)
     +25.50 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$
(5.35 $)
9.17 C$
(7.00 $)
     +30.96 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.29 C$
(3.27 $)
5.71 C$
(4.36 $)
     +33.28 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.35 C$
(1.80 $)
2.69 C$
(2.06 $)
     +14.41 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.13 C$
(1.62 $)
2.04 C$
(1.56 $)
     -4.20 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.91 C$
(6.81 $)
4.40 C$
(3.36 $)
     -50.68 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.84 C$
(2.17 $)
3.76 C$
(2.87 $)
     +32.61 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.79 C$
(1.36 $)
2.42 C$
(1.84 $)
     +35.19 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.91 C$
(2.99 $)
4.06 C$
(3.10 $)
     +3.62 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.63 C$
(5.06 $)
9.86 C$
(7.53 $)
     +48.79 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 7.10 C$
(5.42 $)
7.49 C$
(5.72 $)
     +5.46 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.03 C$
(5.36 $)
8.05 C$
(6.15 $)
     +14.60 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.66 C$
(1.27 $)
3.09 C$
(2.36 $)
     +86.31 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.80 C$
(0.61 $)
1.03 C$
(0.78 $)
     +28.92 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.53 C$
(1.16 $)
2.26 C$
(1.73 $)
     +48.33 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.93 C$
(1.47 $)
2.72 C$
(2.08 $)
     +41.10 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.11 C$
(0.85 $)
1.42 C$
(1.08 $)
     +27.54 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.08 C$
(0.82 $)
1.51 C$
(1.15 $)
     +40.45 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.11 C$
(1.61 $)
2.45 C$
(1.87 $)
     +15.98 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.29 C$
(1.74 $)
2.65 C$
(2.02 $)
     +16.06 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.50 C$
(14.89 $)
18.33 C$
(14.00 $)
     -5.98 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.02 C$
(2.31 $)
2.92 C$
(2.23 $)
     -3.29 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.00 C$
(3.05 $)
3.52 C$
(2.69 $)
     -11.95 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 C$
(10.69 $)
13.10 C$
(10.00 $)
     -6.46 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.81 C$
(2.15 $)
3.60 C$
(2.75 $)
     +28.17 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 95.00 C$
(72.54 $)
129.65 C$
(99.00 $)
     +36.48 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$
(2.67 $)
3.40 C$
(2.60 $)
     -2.71 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.04 C$
(2.32 $)
3.54 C$
(2.70 $)
     +16.25 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.86 C$
(25.85 $)
39.29 C$
(30.00 $)
     +16.03 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.89 C$
(4.50 $)
4.36 C$
(3.33 $)
     -26.02 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,438.00 C$
(20,187.61 $)
28,811.53 C$
(22,000.00 $)
     +8.98 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,938.00 C$
(18,278.65 $)
28,490.67 C$
(21,755.00 $)
     +19.02 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 80.42 C$
(61.41 $)
205.58 C$
(156.98 $)
     +155.64 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 C$
(0.31 $)
0.14 C$
(0.10 $)
     -66.71 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 75.90 C$
(57.96 $)
85.36 C$
(65.18 $)
     +12.46 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 53.21 C$
(40.63 $)
67.18 C$
(51.30 $)
     +26.26 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.69 C$
(14.27 $)
40.07 C$
(30.60 $)
     +114.44 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$
(11.45 $)
18.17 C$
(13.88 $)
     +21.14 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,242.38 C$
(948.66 $)
1,711.43 C$
(1,306.82 $)
     +37.75 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,300.00 C$
(14,737.16 $)
26,345.09 C$
(20,116.67 $)
     +36.50 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 73.17 C$
(55.87 $)
66.06 C$
(50.45 $)
     -9.71 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.98 C$
(32.82 $)
54.71 C$
(41.78 $)
     +27.30 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 105.95 C$
(80.90 $)
107.79 C$
(82.31 $)
     +1.74 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 130.70 C$
(99.80 $)
153.03 C$
(116.85 $)
     +17.09 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,934.11 C$
(1,476.85 $)
2,565.55 C$
(1,959.01 $)
     +32.65 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,472.13 C$
(1,124.10 $)
1,960.36 C$
(1,496.90 $)
     +33.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,620.75 C$
(2,764.74 $)
4,680.46 C$
(3,573.92 $)
     +29.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,624.19 C$
(2,003.79 $)
3,274.04 C$
(2,500.00 $)
     +24.76 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,090.80 C$
(832.92 $)
878.73 C$
(670.98 $)
     -19.44 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 821.57 C$
(627.34 $)
532.79 C$
(406.83 $)
     -35.15 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,165.84 C$
(2,417.38 $)
5,986.37 C$
(4,571.09 $)
     +89.09 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.50 4.25      +21.67 %
Last update: October 2018October 2018
Contributors:475413
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: CAD