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Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Seattle, WA 

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Consumer Prices in Seattle, WA are 23.32% higher than in Vancouver
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seattle, WA are 27.08% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 32.87% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 19.37% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 25.06% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 48.83% higher than in Vancouver
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  VancouverSeattle, WADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$
(11.34 $)
19.85 C$
(15.00 $)
     +32.30 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$
(60.47 $)
86.00 C$
(65.00 $)
     +7.49 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 C$
(7.56 $)
11.91 C$
(9.00 $)
     +19.07 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 C$
(4.91 $)
7.61 C$
(5.75 $)
     +17.03 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$
(5.29 $)
7.94 C$
(6.00 $)
     +13.40 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.34 C$
(3.28 $)
5.72 C$
(4.33 $)
     +31.92 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.31 C$
(1.75 $)
2.56 C$
(1.93 $)
     +10.54 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.95 C$
(1.47 $)
2.04 C$
(1.54 $)
     +4.95 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.78 C$
(6.64 $)
4.26 C$
(3.22 $)
     -51.51 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.66 C$
(2.01 $)
3.89 C$
(2.94 $)
     +46.41 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.82 C$
(1.38 $)
2.58 C$
(1.95 $)
     +41.61 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.09 C$
(3.09 $)
3.93 C$
(2.97 $)
     -4.02 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.80 C$
(5.14 $)
9.90 C$
(7.48 $)
     +45.69 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.99 C$
(5.29 $)
7.38 C$
(5.58 $)
     +5.52 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.76 C$
(5.11 $)
8.64 C$
(6.53 $)
     +27.84 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.53 C$
(1.16 $)
3.17 C$
(2.40 $)
     +107.07 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 C$
(0.59 $)
1.05 C$
(0.79 $)
     +34.93 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.52 C$
(1.15 $)
2.41 C$
(1.82 $)
     +57.83 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.00 C$
(1.51 $)
2.65 C$
(2.01 $)
     +32.77 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.09 C$
(0.82 $)
1.52 C$
(1.15 $)
     +39.96 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.12 C$
(0.85 $)
1.54 C$
(1.17 $)
     +37.58 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.15 C$
(1.63 $)
2.38 C$
(1.80 $)
     +10.85 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.43 C$
(1.84 $)
2.71 C$
(2.05 $)
     +11.76 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$
(13.61 $)
19.85 C$
(15.00 $)
     +10.25 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.68 C$
(2.03 $)
2.69 C$
(2.03 $)
     +0.30 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 C$
(2.65 $)
3.21 C$
(2.43 $)
     -8.18 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 C$
(10.58 $)
13.23 C$
(10.00 $)
     -5.50 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 C$
(2.19 $)
3.64 C$
(2.75 $)
     +25.46 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 95.00 C$
(71.81 $)
132.30 C$
(100.00 $)
     +39.26 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$
(2.65 $)
3.44 C$
(2.60 $)
     -1.72 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.04 C$
(2.30 $)
3.57 C$
(2.70 $)
     +17.44 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.86 C$
(25.59 $)
39.69 C$
(30.00 $)
     +17.22 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.79 C$
(4.37 $)
4.58 C$
(3.46 $)
     -20.88 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,440.00 C$
(19,228.98 $)
30,429.07 C$
(23,000.00 $)
     +19.61 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,601.17 C$
(17,839.09 $)
28,910.59 C$
(21,852.25 $)
     +22.50 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 78.74 C$
(59.51 $)
202.52 C$
(153.08 $)
     +157.21 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.38 C$
(0.29 $)
0.15 C$
(0.11 $)
     -62.00 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 75.34 C$
(56.94 $)
85.98 C$
(64.99 $)
     +14.12 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.57 C$
(39.74 $)
68.60 C$
(51.85 $)
     +30.48 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.60 C$
(13.30 $)
37.57 C$
(28.40 $)
     +113.52 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$
(11.34 $)
18.52 C$
(14.00 $)
     +23.48 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,258.70 C$
(951.39 $)
1,972.48 C$
(1,490.91 $)
     +56.71 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,545.45 C$
(14,773.55 $)
27,452.31 C$
(20,750.00 $)
     +40.45 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 70.68 C$
(53.42 $)
64.90 C$
(49.05 $)
     -8.18 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.18 C$
(32.64 $)
58.07 C$
(43.89 $)
     +34.48 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 105.85 C$
(80.01 $)
108.52 C$
(82.03 $)
     +2.53 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 136.72 C$
(103.34 $)
146.69 C$
(110.88 $)
     +7.29 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,925.60 C$
(1,455.47 $)
2,629.15 C$
(1,987.26 $)
     +36.54 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,492.77 C$
(1,128.32 $)
2,030.77 C$
(1,534.97 $)
     +36.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,630.23 C$
(2,743.93 $)
4,761.59 C$
(3,599.07 $)
     +31.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,604.91 C$
(1,968.94 $)
3,404.99 C$
(2,573.68 $)
     +30.71 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,088.13 C$
(822.47 $)
879.08 C$
(664.46 $)
     -19.21 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 861.74 C$
(651.35 $)
532.06 C$
(402.16 $)
     -38.26 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,244.24 C$
(2,452.18 $)
6,135.69 C$
(4,637.70 $)
     +89.13 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.69 4.29      +16.11 %
Last update: February 2019February 2019
Contributors:516422
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: CAD