Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Vancouver 

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 18.7% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vancouver are 26.3% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 35.6% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 19.3% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 16.3% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 44.4% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Vancouver Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(33.75 C$)
18.52 $
(25.00 C$)
     -25.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(134.99 C$)
88.89 $
(120.00 C$)
     -11.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(16.20 C$)
10.37 $
(14.00 C$)
     -13.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(10.80 C$)
5.93 $
(8.00 C$)
     -25.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(10.80 C$)
6.67 $
(9.00 C$)
     -16.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.45 $
(7.36 C$)
4.03 $
(5.44 C$)
     -26.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.73 $
(3.68 C$)
2.27 $
(3.06 C$)
     -16.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.25 $
(3.04 C$)
1.99 $
(2.69 C$)
     -11.6 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.99 $
(8.09 C$)
8.85 $
(11.95 C$)
     +47.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.40 $
(5.94 C$)
2.79 $
(3.77 C$)
     -36.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.81 $
(3.79 C$)
2.01 $
(2.71 C$)
     -28.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.14 $
(6.93 C$)
4.46 $
(6.03 C$)
     -13.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.90 $
(13.36 C$)
6.56 $
(8.85 C$)
     -33.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.32 $
(9.88 C$)
6.71 $
(9.06 C$)
     -8.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.65 $
(11.67 C$)
7.99 $
(10.78 C$)
     -7.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.90 $
(3.91 C$)
2.17 $
(2.92 C$)
     -25.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.35 $
(1.82 C$)
0.62 $
(0.84 C$)
     -53.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.28 $
(3.07 C$)
1.82 $
(2.46 C$)
     -20.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.35 $
(4.52 C$)
2.25 $
(3.04 C$)
     -32.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.79 $
(2.41 C$)
1.56 $
(2.10 C$)
     -12.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.51 $
(2.04 C$)
1.32 $
(1.78 C$)
     -13.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.94 $
(3.97 C$)
2.74 $
(3.70 C$)
     -6.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.29 $
(3.10 C$)
1.92 $
(2.59 C$)
     -16.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 $
(22.95 C$)
14.82 $
(20.00 C$)
     -12.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.03 $
(2.75 C$)
3.54 $
(4.79 C$)
     +74.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.67 $
(3.61 C$)
3.68 $
(4.96 C$)
     +37.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 $
(17.55 C$)
14.87 $
(20.07 C$)
     +14.4 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Vancouver Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(3.71 C$)
2.33 $
(3.15 C$)
     -15.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 98.00 $
(132.29 C$)
103.71 $
(140.00 C$)
     +5.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $
(5.40 C$)
2.96 $
(4.00 C$)
     -25.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(4.72 C$)
2.56 $
(3.45 C$)
     -26.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 $
(52.65 C$)
27.33 $
(36.90 C$)
     -29.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.03 $
(6.79 C$)
5.46 $
(7.37 C$)
     +8.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 $
(43,198.05 C$)
25,170.03 $
(33,978.00 C$)
     -21.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,336.48 $
(36,902.58 C$)
20,866.65 $
(28,168.71 C$)
     -23.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Vancouver Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 245.35 $
(331.21 C$)
132.94 $
(179.46 C$)
     -45.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 46.83 $
(63.22 C$)
50.10 $
(67.63 C$)
     +7.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.88 $
(84.89 C$)
63.62 $
(85.89 C$)
     +1.2 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Vancouver Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 101.50 $
(137.02 C$)
45.70 $
(61.69 C$)
     -55.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.50 $
(35.77 C$)
13.18 $
(17.80 C$)
     -50.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $
(22.95 C$)
13.33 $
(18.00 C$)
     -21.6 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Vancouver Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,666.67 $
(3,599.84 C$)
1,082.94 $
(1,461.90 C$)
     -59.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,333.33 $
(42,298.09 C$)
14,889.56 $
(20,100.00 C$)
     -52.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Vancouver Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.95 $
(82.27 C$)
66.17 $
(89.33 C$)
     +8.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.75 $
(59.06 C$)
46.98 $
(63.42 C$)
     +7.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 108.42 $
(146.36 C$)
103.20 $
(139.31 C$)
     -4.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 135.56 $
(183.00 C$)
139.23 $
(187.96 C$)
     +2.7 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,133.80 $
(4,230.44 C$)
2,040.22 $
(2,754.18 C$)
     -34.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,595.83 $
(3,504.22 C$)
1,690.61 $
(2,282.21 C$)
     -34.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,666.46 $
(7,649.37 C$)
3,752.57 $
(5,065.74 C$)
     -33.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,666.67 $
(6,299.72 C$)
2,858.84 $
(3,859.26 C$)
     -38.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,066.66 $
(1,439.92 C$)
1,143.46 $
(1,543.61 C$)
     +7.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 949.99 $
(1,282.43 C$)
738.84 $
(997.39 C$)
     -22.2 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Vancouver Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,386.73 $
(9,971.63 C$)
3,024.53 $
(4,082.93 C$)
     -59.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.53 6.53      +0.0 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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