Cost of Living Comparison Between Detroit, MI and Vancouver 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 4.5% higher than in Detroit, MI (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vancouver are 15.8% higher than in Detroit, MI
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 39.0% higher than in Detroit, MI
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 15.1% higher than in Detroit, MI
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 6.7% higher than in Detroit, MI
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 37.5% lower than in Detroit, MI
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Restaurants
Detroit, MI Edit Vancouver Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.50 $
(20.93 C$)
18.52 $
(25.00 C$)
     +19.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $
(94.51 C$)
88.88 $
(120.00 C$)
     +27.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.93 $
(13.41 C$)
10.37 $
(14.00 C$)
     +4.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.50 $
(7.43 C$)
5.93 $
(8.00 C$)
     +7.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(9.45 C$)
6.67 $
(9.00 C$)
     -4.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.75 $
(6.41 C$)
4.03 $
(5.44 C$)
     -15.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 $
(2.85 C$)
2.27 $
(3.06 C$)
     +7.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 $
(2.54 C$)
1.99 $
(2.69 C$)
     +5.7 %
Markets
Detroit, MI Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.48 $
(4.70 C$)
8.85 $
(11.95 C$)
     +154.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.70 $
(3.64 C$)
2.79 $
(3.77 C$)
     +3.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.58 $
(3.49 C$)
2.01 $
(2.71 C$)
     -22.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.25 $
(4.39 C$)
4.46 $
(6.03 C$)
     +37.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.50 $
(7.42 C$)
6.55 $
(8.85 C$)
     +19.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.83 $
(7.87 C$)
6.71 $
(9.06 C$)
     +15.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.50 $
(14.17 C$)
7.98 $
(10.78 C$)
     -23.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.84 $
(2.49 C$)
2.16 $
(2.92 C$)
     +17.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.62 $
(0.83 C$)
0.62 $
(0.84 C$)
     +0.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.30 $
(3.10 C$)
1.82 $
(2.46 C$)
     -20.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.08 $
(2.81 C$)
2.25 $
(3.04 C$)
     +8.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.69 $
(2.28 C$)
1.59 $
(2.15 C$)
     -5.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.27 $
(1.71 C$)
1.34 $
(1.80 C$)
     +5.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.62 $
(3.54 C$)
2.73 $
(3.69 C$)
     +4.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.50 $
(3.37 C$)
1.88 $
(2.54 C$)
     -24.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $
(13.50 C$)
14.81 $
(20.00 C$)
     +48.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.86 $
(2.51 C$)
3.54 $
(4.79 C$)
     +90.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 $
(3.38 C$)
3.68 $
(4.96 C$)
     +47.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 $
(12.15 C$)
14.87 $
(20.07 C$)
     +65.2 %
Transportation
Detroit, MI Edit Vancouver Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(2.70 C$)
2.33 $
(3.15 C$)
     +16.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.00 $
(89.11 C$)
103.69 $
(140.00 C$)
     +57.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(3.38 C$)
2.96 $
(4.00 C$)
     +18.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $
(3.04 C$)
2.56 $
(3.45 C$)
     +13.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 48.00 $
(64.81 C$)
27.33 $
(36.90 C$)
     -43.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.50 $
(4.72 C$)
5.46 $
(7.37 C$)
     +56.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,699.74 $
(48,202.00 C$)
25,165.05 $
(33,978.00 C$)
     -29.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,119.94 $
(32,566.89 C$)
20,862.53 $
(28,168.71 C$)
     -13.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Detroit, MI Edit Vancouver Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 261.35 $
(352.87 C$)
132.92 $
(179.46 C$)
     -49.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 51.00 $
(68.86 C$)
50.09 $
(67.63 C$)
     -1.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.14 $
(89.31 C$)
63.61 $
(85.89 C$)
     -3.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Detroit, MI Edit Vancouver Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.33 $
(38.26 C$)
45.69 $
(61.69 C$)
     +61.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.00 $
(39.16 C$)
13.18 $
(17.80 C$)
     -54.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $
(14.85 C$)
13.33 $
(18.00 C$)
     +21.2 %
Childcare
Detroit, MI Edit Vancouver Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,294.79 $
(1,748.24 C$)
1,082.73 $
(1,461.90 C$)
     -16.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,800.00 $
(22,683.46 C$)
14,886.62 $
(20,100.00 C$)
     -11.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Detroit, MI Edit Vancouver Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.33 $
(57.16 C$)
66.16 $
(89.33 C$)
     +56.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.00 $
(40.51 C$)
46.97 $
(63.42 C$)
     +56.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.00 $
(114.77 C$)
103.18 $
(139.31 C$)
     +21.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.00 $
(128.27 C$)
139.21 $
(187.96 C$)
     +46.5 %
Rent Per Month
Detroit, MI Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,414.29 $
(1,909.58 C$)
2,039.82 $
(2,754.18 C$)
     +44.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,026.33 $
(1,385.76 C$)
1,690.27 $
(2,282.21 C$)
     +64.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,333.33 $
(4,500.69 C$)
3,751.83 $
(5,065.74 C$)
     +12.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,658.33 $
(2,239.09 C$)
2,858.28 $
(3,859.26 C$)
     +72.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Detroit, MI Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 99.17 $
(133.90 C$)
1,143.24 $
(1,543.61 C$)
     +1,052.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 90.83 $
(122.65 C$)
738.70 $
(997.39 C$)
     +713.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Detroit, MI Edit Vancouver Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,179.94 $
(5,643.78 C$)
3,023.93 $
(4,082.93 C$)
     -27.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.46 6.53      +1.2 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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