Cost of Living in Nanaimo

Summary about cost of living in Nanaimo, BC, Canada:

Restaurants
Edit Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 C$ 13.00-26.10
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 95.00 C$ 54.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 12.00-13.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.75 C$ 6.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 7.00-9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.16 C$ 2.70-6.75
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 C$ 1.65-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 C$ 1.50-2.75
Markets
Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12.08 C$ 7.53-18.93
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.87 C$ 1.09-5.98
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.60 C$ 0.90-2.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.17 C$ 3.37-7.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.48 C$ 5.44-13.61
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.62 C$ 2.72-14.51
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.09 C$ 5.44-12.00
Apples (1 lb) 2.59 C$ 1.36-4.50
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 C$ 0.68-2.27
Oranges (1 lb) 2.43 C$ 1.81-3.63
Tomato (1 lb) 2.53 C$ 0.91-3.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.75 C$ 0.45-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 1.38 C$ 0.64-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 3.32 C$ 2.00-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.96 C$ 0.99-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 C$ 15.00-22.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.00 C$ 2.50-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.12 C$ 3.00-8.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 C$ 15.00-18.00
Transportation
Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 C$ 2.50-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 C$ 45.00-120.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.65 C$ 3.45-3.95
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.87 C$ 3.51-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 C$ 45.43-80.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.32 C$ 8.14-8.56
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 C$ 28,000.00-35,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,000.00 C$ 27,000.00-35,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 214.22 C$ 106.25-425.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.58 C$ 0.25-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 118.38 C$ 85.00-178.00
Sports And Leisure
Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.12 C$ 12.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.00 C$ 5.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 12.00-19.00
Childcare
Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,500.00 C$
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,000.00 C$ 8,000.00-12,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 67.27 C$ 40.00-100.78
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.78 C$ 30.00-70.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.50 C$ 65.00-150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 136.00 C$ 90.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,559.09 C$ 1,400.00-1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,450.45 C$ 1,200.00-1,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,466.67 C$ 2,000.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,363.64 C$ 1,900.00-3,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 601.42 C$ 400.00-904.26
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 638.81 C$ 400.00-877.62
Salaries And Financing
Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,000.00 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.47 3.49-8.75

Prices in Nanaimo, BC

This city had 414 entries in the past 12 months by 59 different contributors.
Last update: June 2022
Sources and References
Sign up for our newsletter:
Your Email Address:
  
  
Leave a comment:

Your name: Sign In

Your email address (optional):

Your comment (no HTML):

2 Comments so far
Donald MacWatt on Oct 10, 2019:
Very helpful for planning short or longterm trips. Especially on a pension or other fixed income.
Anonymous on Jul 05, 2018:
I was just in Nanaimo for 3 days last week and the cost of gas everywhere was around $1.47/litre. I am paying around $1.25 right now is Saskatoon. What a price difference!!