Cost of Living Comparison Between Seattle, WA and Vancouver 

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 15.97% lower than in Seattle, WA (without rent)
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 27.07% lower than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 19.47% lower than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 8.28% lower than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 29.82% lower than in Seattle, WA
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Restaurants
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.75 $
(23.06 C$)
15.39 $
(20.00 C$)
     -13.27 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(103.93 C$)
61.58 $
(80.00 C$)
     -23.03 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.25 $
(12.02 C$)
7.79 $
(10.12 C$)
     -15.75 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(9.09 C$)
5.39 $
(7.00 C$)
     -23.03 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(9.09 C$)
5.39 $
(7.00 C$)
     -23.03 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.70 $
(6.11 C$)
3.42 $
(4.44 C$)
     -27.29 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 $
(3.05 C$)
1.74 $
(2.27 C$)
     -25.58 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 $
(2.57 C$)
1.46 $
(1.89 C$)
     -26.57 %
Markets
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.57 $
(4.64 C$)
6.52 $
(8.48 C$)
     +82.49 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.18 $
(4.13 C$)
2.21 $
(2.86 C$)
     -30.67 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.20 $
(2.86 C$)
1.54 $
(2.00 C$)
     -30.04 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.01 $
(3.92 C$)
3.01 $
(3.91 C$)
     -0.17 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.40 $
(9.61 C$)
6.23 $
(8.10 C$)
     -15.74 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.92 $
(6.40 C$)
5.77 $
(7.50 C$)
     +17.26 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.54 $
(8.49 C$)
7.80 $
(10.13 C$)
     +19.30 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.29 $
(2.98 C$)
1.38 $
(1.79 C$)
     -39.88 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 $
(1.06 C$)
0.63 $
(0.81 C$)
     -23.34 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.02 $
(2.62 C$)
1.38 $
(1.80 C$)
     -31.41 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.57 $
(3.34 C$)
1.51 $
(1.96 C$)
     -41.45 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.10 $
(1.42 C$)
1.12 $
(1.45 C$)
     +1.81 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 $
(1.54 C$)
1.13 $
(1.47 C$)
     -4.87 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.06 $
(2.67 C$)
2.10 $
(2.73 C$)
     +2.28 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.13 $
(2.77 C$)
1.92 $
(2.49 C$)
     -10.03 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(19.49 C$)
13.86 $
(18.00 C$)
     -7.63 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.60 $
(3.38 C$)
2.85 $
(3.71 C$)
     +9.74 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.87 $
(3.73 C$)
3.51 $
(4.56 C$)
     +22.29 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(12.99 C$)
11.62 $
(15.10 C$)
     +16.23 %
Transportation
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(3.57 C$)
2.31 $
(3.00 C$)
     -16.03 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 99.00 $
(128.62 C$)
75.43 $
(98.00 C$)
     -23.80 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(3.38 C$)
2.89 $
(3.75 C$)
     +11.02 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(3.51 C$)
2.33 $
(3.03 C$)
     -13.75 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(38.97 C$)
25.82 $
(33.55 C$)
     -13.92 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.24 $
(4.21 C$)
3.98 $
(5.17 C$)
     +22.66 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
(32,478.88 C$)
20,205.44 $
(26,250.00 C$)
     -19.18 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,026.74 $
(31,214.46 C$)
18,488.43 $
(24,019.33 C$)
     -23.05 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 204.96 $
(266.27 C$)
65.84 $
(85.53 C$)
     -67.88 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $
(0.16 C$)
0.31 $
(0.40 C$)
     +156.37 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.05 $
(84.51 C$)
60.81 $
(79.00 C$)
     -6.52 %
Sports And Leisure
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 69.97 $
(90.90 C$)
42.59 $
(55.33 C$)
     -39.13 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.57 $
(43.61 C$)
12.16 $
(15.79 C$)
     -63.79 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.50 $
(18.84 C$)
11.55 $
(15.00 C$)
     -20.37 %
Childcare
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,877.65 $
(2,439.36 C$)
908.46 $
(1,180.23 C$)
     -51.62 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,800.00 $
(33,518.20 C$)
16,934.08 $
(22,000.00 C$)
     -34.36 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.10 $
(66.38 C$)
61.39 $
(79.76 C$)
     +20.15 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.47 $
(56.48 C$)
39.98 $
(51.94 C$)
     -8.02 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96.52 $
(125.39 C$)
89.49 $
(116.26 C$)
     -7.29 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132.19 $
(171.74 C$)
109.50 $
(142.26 C$)
     -17.17 %
Rent Per Month
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,201.93 $
(2,860.65 C$)
1,580.93 $
(2,053.87 C$)
     -28.20 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,686.29 $
(2,190.75 C$)
1,217.00 $
(1,581.08 C$)
     -27.83 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,894.83 $
(5,059.98 C$)
2,800.11 $
(3,637.77 C$)
     -28.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,868.97 $
(3,727.23 C$)
2,170.64 $
(2,820.00 C$)
     -24.34 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 712.23 $
(925.30 C$)
843.71 $
(1,096.11 C$)
     +18.46 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 421.13 $
(547.12 C$)
670.24 $
(870.75 C$)
     +59.15 %
Salaries And Financing
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Vancouver[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,223.60 $
(8,085.42 C$)
3,469.29 $
(4,507.14 C$)
     -44.26 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.75 3.38      -9.98 %
Last update: November 2020November 2020
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