Cost of Living in Nanaimo

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

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.25 C$ 15.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 82.50 C$ 70.00-170.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 C$ 9.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$ 5.00-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.75 C$ 5.75-7.50
Cappuccino (regular) 3.62 C$ 2.50-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 C$ 1.65-5.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 C$ 1.25-5.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.20 C$ 4.74-19.31
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.40 C$ 1.50-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.08 C$ 0.58-1.93
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.77 C$ 2.50-5.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.78 C$ 3.63-9.80
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.10 C$ 2.72-9.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.10 C$ 3.86-10.99
Apples (1 lb) 2.57 C$ 0.59-4.54
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 C$ 0.30-2.27
Oranges (1 lb) 2.40 C$ 0.86-3.63
Tomato (1 lb) 2.28 C$ 0.76-3.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.35 C$ 0.45-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 1.31 C$ 0.57-1.99
Lettuce (1 head) 2.18 C$ 1.00-3.49
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.81 C$ 0.87-2.89
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.50 C$ 10.00-17.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.62 C$ 2.00-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.33 C$ 2.00-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 14.00-15.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 C$ 2.50-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 C$ 50.00-65.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$ 3.15-3.80
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.51 C$ 3.38-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 C$ 39.08-80.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.78 C$ 3.75-5.49
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,000.00 C$ 25,000.00-28,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,750.00 C$ 23,000.00-26,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 158.00 C$ 79.33-350.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.29 C$ 0.12-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 97.40 C$ 80.00-150.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.00 C$ 12.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.20 C$ 4.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 C$ 11.00-15.99
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 928.00 C$ 750.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,000.00 C$ 15,000.00-17,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 67.96 C$ 40.00-89.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.75 C$ 25.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 104.33 C$ 80.00-150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 140.43 C$ 120.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,166.79 C$ 1,000.00-1,480.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,060.00 C$ 800.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,988.46 C$ 1,500.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,866.67 C$ 1,500.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 377.38 C$ 295.00-464.51
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 308.38 C$ 300.00-325.16
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,357.33 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.87 3.00-4.00

Prices in Nanaimo, BC

This city had 237 entries in the past 12 months by 24 different contributors.
Last update: February 2021
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3 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!!
Anna Barquesta on Apr 20, 2018:
how much is gas to get over to nanaimo from Seattle WA?