Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Seattle, WA 

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Consumer Prices in Seattle, WA are 28.5% higher than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seattle, WA are 29.9% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 32.0% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 25.2% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 25.3% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 33.9% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$
(18.76 $)
29.32 C$
(22.00 $)
     +17.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 C$
(75.03 $)
133.28 C$
(100.00 $)
     +33.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$
(9.00 $)
14.99 C$
(11.25 $)
     +24.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.75 C$
(5.81 $)
9.33 C$
(7.00 $)
     +20.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$
(6.75 $)
10.66 C$
(8.00 $)
     +18.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.08 C$
(3.81 $)
7.40 C$
(5.55 $)
     +45.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.71 C$
(2.03 $)
3.38 C$
(2.54 $)
     +24.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.45 C$
(1.84 $)
2.63 C$
(1.97 $)
     +7.4 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.02 C$
(8.27 $)
5.83 C$
(4.37 $)
     -47.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.23 C$
(2.42 $)
5.09 C$
(3.82 $)
     +57.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.16 C$
(1.62 $)
3.26 C$
(2.45 $)
     +51.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.06 C$
(3.80 $)
4.85 C$
(3.64 $)
     -4.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.44 C$
(5.58 $)
9.87 C$
(7.41 $)
     +32.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.46 C$
(5.60 $)
8.88 C$
(6.66 $)
     +19.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.18 C$
(6.14 $)
11.16 C$
(8.37 $)
     +36.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.98 C$
(1.48 $)
3.58 C$
(2.69 $)
     +81.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 C$
(0.64 $)
1.53 C$
(1.14 $)
     +79.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.09 C$
(1.57 $)
3.14 C$
(2.36 $)
     +50.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.22 C$
(1.67 $)
3.91 C$
(2.93 $)
     +75.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.66 C$
(1.25 $)
1.93 C$
(1.45 $)
     +15.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 C$
(0.89 $)
2.00 C$
(1.50 $)
     +68.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.20 C$
(2.40 $)
3.31 C$
(2.48 $)
     +3.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.55 C$
(1.91 $)
2.71 C$
(2.03 $)
     +6.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$
(15.01 $)
19.99 C$
(15.00 $)
     -0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.32 C$
(2.49 $)
4.36 C$
(3.27 $)
     +31.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.79 C$
(2.84 $)
4.35 C$
(3.27 $)
     +14.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 19.00 C$
(14.26 $)
14.66 C$
(11.00 $)
     -22.8 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.10 C$
(2.33 $)
3.67 C$
(2.75 $)
     +18.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 C$
(90.04 $)
133.28 C$
(100.00 $)
     +11.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$
(2.81 $)
6.66 C$
(5.00 $)
     +77.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$
(2.42 $)
3.80 C$
(2.85 $)
     +18.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.14 C$
(27.87 $)
39.98 C$
(30.00 $)
     +7.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.95 C$
(5.96 $)
6.77 C$
(5.08 $)
     -14.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 C$
(22,509.48 $)
34,652.07 C$
(26,000.00 $)
     +15.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,083.33 C$
(19,570.74 $)
33,756.00 C$
(25,327.67 $)
     +29.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 123.55 C$
(92.71 $)
332.65 C$
(249.59 $)
     +169.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 C$
(0.23 $)
0.38 C$
(0.28 $)
     +23.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.51 C$
(64.16 $)
99.43 C$
(74.60 $)
     +16.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 59.09 C$
(44.33 $)
85.56 C$
(64.20 $)
     +44.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.76 C$
(11.08 $)
43.65 C$
(32.75 $)
     +195.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.18 C$
(12.89 $)
19.99 C$
(15.00 $)
     +16.4 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,387.73 C$
(1,041.23 $)
2,197.57 C$
(1,648.88 $)
     +58.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,811.06 C$
(18,616.13 $)
37,317.62 C$
(28,000.00 $)
     +50.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.31 C$
(59.51 $)
86.21 C$
(64.69 $)
     +8.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.41 C$
(37.83 $)
72.07 C$
(54.08 $)
     +43.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 118.89 C$
(89.20 $)
134.03 C$
(100.56 $)
     +12.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 151.20 C$
(113.45 $)
175.53 C$
(131.70 $)
     +16.1 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,451.00 C$
(1,839.02 $)
3,278.80 C$
(2,460.13 $)
     +33.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,093.75 C$
(1,570.97 $)
2,615.19 C$
(1,962.22 $)
     +24.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,553.66 C$
(3,416.68 $)
5,999.35 C$
(4,501.41 $)
     +31.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,248.69 C$
(2,437.54 $)
4,448.66 C$
(3,337.90 $)
     +36.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,277.08 C$
(958.21 $)
967.41 C$
(725.86 $)
     -24.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 977.71 C$
(733.59 $)
652.74 C$
(489.76 $)
     -33.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,659.59 C$
(3,496.16 $)
8,105.46 C$
(6,081.65 $)
     +74.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.71 5.45      +15.8 %
Last update: February 2023January 2023
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