Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Vancouver 

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 7.3% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vancouver are 15.4% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 25.4% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 17.1% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 26.7% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 6.0% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Vancouver Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £
(34.03 C$)
14.69 £
(25.00 C$)
     -26.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(136.10 C$)
70.53 £
(120.00 C$)
     -11.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(13.61 C$)
8.23 £
(14.00 C$)
     +2.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £
(11.06 C$)
4.85 £
(8.25 C$)
     -25.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 £
(9.36 C$)
5.29 £
(9.00 C$)
     -3.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.60 £
(6.13 C$)
3.19 £
(5.43 C$)
     -11.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.93 £
(3.29 C$)
1.73 £
(2.95 C$)
     -10.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.62 £
(2.76 C$)
1.55 £
(2.64 C$)
     -4.3 %
Markets
London Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.93 £
(8.39 C$)
6.85 £
(11.66 C$)
     +39.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.43 £
(2.43 C$)
2.26 £
(3.84 C$)
     +57.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 £
(1.53 C$)
1.64 £
(2.78 C$)
     +81.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.30 £
(5.61 C$)
3.51 £
(5.97 C$)
     +6.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.48 £
(5.92 C$)
5.42 £
(9.22 C$)
     +55.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.48 £
(5.92 C$)
5.56 £
(9.45 C$)
     +59.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.82 £
(9.91 C$)
6.56 £
(11.16 C$)
     +12.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £
(1.88 C$)
1.70 £
(2.89 C$)
     +53.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 £
(0.97 C$)
0.49 £
(0.84 C$)
     -13.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.19 £
(2.03 C$)
1.37 £
(2.34 C$)
     +15.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.38 £
(2.35 C$)
1.74 £
(2.96 C$)
     +25.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 £
(0.97 C$)
1.18 £
(2.00 C$)
     +106.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £
(0.90 C$)
1.04 £
(1.77 C$)
     +95.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.93 £
(1.58 C$)
2.10 £
(3.57 C$)
     +126.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.27 £
(2.16 C$)
1.50 £
(2.56 C$)
     +18.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £
(15.31 C$)
11.76 £
(20.00 C$)
     +30.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.08 £
(3.53 C$)
2.81 £
(4.79 C$)
     +35.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 £
(4.14 C$)
2.79 £
(4.75 C$)
     +14.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(25.52 C$)
12.09 £
(20.57 C$)
     -19.4 %
Transportation
London Edit Vancouver Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.85 £
(4.85 C$)
1.85 £
(3.15 C$)
     -35.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(340.26 C$)
82.29 £
(140.00 C$)
     -58.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(6.81 C$)
2.35 £
(4.00 C$)
     -41.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(5.33 C$)
2.14 £
(3.64 C$)
     -31.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(51.04 C$)
21.51 £
(36.59 C$)
     -28.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.73 £
(9.76 C$)
4.36 £
(7.42 C$)
     -23.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,560.00 £
(45,186.36 C$)
19,971.86 £
(33,978.00 C$)
     -24.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,251.33 £
(44,661.23 C$)
16,660.88 £
(28,345.04 C$)
     -36.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Vancouver Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 287.04 £
(488.33 C$)
99.30 £
(168.94 C$)
     -65.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.22 £
(25.90 C$)
39.22 £
(66.73 C$)
     +157.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.12 £
(52.95 C$)
48.36 £
(82.27 C$)
     +55.4 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Vancouver Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.26 £
(80.40 C$)
37.13 £
(63.17 C$)
     -21.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.66 £
(23.23 C$)
11.82 £
(20.10 C$)
     -13.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(25.52 C$)
10.58 £
(18.00 C$)
     -29.5 %
Childcare
London Edit Vancouver Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,840.34 £
(3,130.96 C$)
869.31 £
(1,478.95 C$)
     -52.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(34,119.04 C$)
11,814.54 £
(20,100.00 C$)
     -41.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Vancouver Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.05 £
(141.29 C$)
54.17 £
(92.16 C$)
     -34.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.97 £
(67.99 C$)
38.00 £
(64.65 C$)
     -4.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.11 £
(151.60 C$)
81.51 £
(138.67 C$)
     -8.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.33 £
(163.89 C$)
107.94 £
(183.64 C$)
     +12.0 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,245.83 £
(3,820.82 C$)
1,641.38 £
(2,792.47 C$)
     -26.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,628.00 £
(2,769.71 C$)
1,364.54 £
(2,321.49 C$)
     -16.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,331.08 £
(7,368.44 C$)
2,990.22 £
(5,087.24 C$)
     -31.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,892.31 £
(4,920.66 C$)
2,280.23 £
(3,879.34 C$)
     -21.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,311.20 £
(2,230.74 C$)
886.86 £
(1,508.81 C$)
     -32.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 716.48 £
(1,218.94 C$)
587.89 £
(1,000.17 C$)
     -17.9 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Vancouver Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,168.09 £
(5,389.85 C$)
2,520.91 £
(4,288.81 C$)
     -20.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.57 6.62      +18.9 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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