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Cost of Living Comparison Between Seattle, WA and Vancouver 

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 14.19% lower than in Seattle, WA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vancouver are 17.39% lower than in Seattle, WA
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 21.96% lower than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 15.93% lower than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 8.58% lower than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 31.70% lower than in Seattle, WA
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Restaurants Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 $
(21.19 C$)
13.21 $
(17.50 C$)
     -17.42 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $
(92.72 C$)
60.40 $
(80.00 C$)
     -13.71 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(10.60 C$)
7.55 $
(10.00 C$)
     -5.62 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(7.95 C$)
5.29 $
(7.00 C$)
     -11.92 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(9.27 C$)
5.66 $
(7.50 C$)
     -19.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.37 $
(5.79 C$)
3.34 $
(4.42 C$)
     -23.60 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.23 $
(2.95 C$)
1.61 $
(2.14 C$)
     -27.69 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.70 $
(2.26 C$)
1.43 $
(1.89 C$)
     -16.30 %
Markets Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.33 $
(4.42 C$)
6.61 $
(8.75 C$)
     +98.24 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.85 $
(3.78 C$)
2.35 $
(3.11 C$)
     -17.73 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.03 $
(2.69 C$)
1.43 $
(1.90 C$)
     -29.46 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.73 $
(3.62 C$)
2.97 $
(3.94 C$)
     +8.82 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.38 $
(9.77 C$)
5.94 $
(7.87 C$)
     -19.45 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.43 $
(7.19 C$)
5.37 $
(7.11 C$)
     -1.14 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.39 $
(8.46 C$)
6.52 $
(8.64 C$)
     +2.18 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.32 $
(3.07 C$)
1.35 $
(1.78 C$)
     -42.00 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 $
(1.11 C$)
0.62 $
(0.83 C$)
     -25.82 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.71 $
(2.26 C$)
1.40 $
(1.85 C$)
     -18.31 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.16 $
(2.86 C$)
1.68 $
(2.22 C$)
     -22.30 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.12 $
(1.48 C$)
1.09 $
(1.44 C$)
     -2.88 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.14 $
(1.51 C$)
1.22 $
(1.61 C$)
     +6.57 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.84 $
(2.44 C$)
2.15 $
(2.85 C$)
     +16.73 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.95 $
(2.58 C$)
1.99 $
(2.64 C$)
     +1.97 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(19.87 C$)
15.10 $
(20.00 C$)
     +0.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.08 $
(2.75 C$)
2.37 $
(3.13 C$)
     +13.90 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 $
(3.22 C$)
2.96 $
(3.92 C$)
     +21.96 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.50 $
(13.91 C$)
11.33 $
(15.00 C$)
     +7.86 %
Transportation Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(3.64 C$)
2.27 $
(3.00 C$)
     -17.64 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 99.00 $
(131.13 C$)
73.99 $
(98.00 C$)
     -25.26 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(3.44 C$)
2.64 $
(3.50 C$)
     +1.63 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(3.58 C$)
2.30 $
(3.04 C$)
     -14.95 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(39.74 C$)
25.56 $
(33.86 C$)
     -14.79 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.55 $
(4.70 C$)
4.29 $
(5.68 C$)
     +20.79 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
(33,112.57 C$)
18,875.00 $
(25,000.00 C$)
     -24.50 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,785.71 $
(30,179.75 C$)
17,644.91 $
(23,370.74 C$)
     -22.56 %
Utilities (Monthly) Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 165.59 $
(219.32 C$)
63.82 $
(84.53 C$)
     -61.46 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(0.14 C$)
0.30 $
(0.39 C$)
     +189.63 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.27 $
(83.80 C$)
54.83 $
(72.63 C$)
     -13.33 %
Sports And Leisure Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 55.80 $
(73.91 C$)
40.12 $
(53.14 C$)
     -28.09 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.55 $
(37.81 C$)
12.22 $
(16.19 C$)
     -57.19 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(19.87 C$)
11.33 $
(15.00 C$)
     -24.50 %
Childcare Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,864.00 $
(2,468.87 C$)
926.09 $
(1,226.61 C$)
     -50.32 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,509.09 $
(31,137.86 C$)
16,070.72 $
(21,285.71 C$)
     -31.64 %
Clothing And Shoes Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.78 $
(64.61 C$)
54.53 $
(72.22 C$)
     +11.77 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.07 $
(53.08 C$)
38.62 $
(51.15 C$)
     -3.63 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.36 $
(114.39 C$)
83.05 $
(110.00 C$)
     -3.83 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 133.46 $
(176.77 C$)
110.33 $
(146.13 C$)
     -17.33 %
Rent Per Month Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,115.67 $
(2,802.20 C$)
1,564.96 $
(2,072.79 C$)
     -26.03 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,632.78 $
(2,162.63 C$)
1,224.09 $
(1,621.31 C$)
     -25.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,567.57 $
(4,725.25 C$)
2,860.06 $
(3,788.16 C$)
     -19.83 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,581.40 $
(3,419.07 C$)
2,074.42 $
(2,747.57 C$)
     -19.64 %
Buy Apartment Price Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 662.21 $
(877.10 C$)
875.48 $
(1,159.58 C$)
     +32.21 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 420.32 $
(556.71 C$)
652.80 $
(864.64 C$)
     +55.31 %
Salaries And Financing Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,294.42 $
(7,012.48 C$)
2,987.10 $
(3,956.42 C$)
     -43.58 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.16 3.63      -12.74 %
Last update: February 2020February 2020
Contributors:418512
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD