Cost of Living in Victoria

Summary of cost of living in Victoria, Canada:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.50 C$ 14.00-45.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 90.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.32 C$ 12.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 5.00-12.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 6.00-13.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.30 C$ 3.75-8.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.18 C$ 2.50-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.79 C$ 2.50-3.40
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 14.55 C$ 8.00-22.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.40 C$ 2.72-6.99
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.99 C$ 1.36-5.44
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.78 C$ 4.15-7.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.83 C$ 3.62-22.68
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.43 C$ 4.54-13.61
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.72 C$ 4.54-14.97
Apples (1 lb) 2.84 C$ 1.81-3.63
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 C$ 0.64-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 2.70 C$ 1.59-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 3.40 C$ 2.26-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 2.46 C$ 0.91-3.00
Onion (1 lb) 2.03 C$ 1.36-2.68
Lettuce (1 head) 3.68 C$ 2.50-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.61 C$ 1.50-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 21.00 C$ 15.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.12 C$ 2.50-6.92
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.65 C$ 2.41-9.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 17.00-23.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 C$ 2.50-3.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 85.00 C$ 85.00-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 C$ 3.60-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.02 C$ 3.22-5.79
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 C$ 45.00-55.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.28 C$ 6.32-7.91
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$ 33,978.00-34,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,727.55 C$ 27,382.58-32,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 196.79 C$ 120.00-300.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 69.23 C$ 40.00-95.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 108.64 C$ 80.00-160.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 71.59 C$ 40.00-125.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.25 C$ 15.00-29.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 C$ 14.95-18.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,000.00 C$ 800.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,000.00 C$ 11,000.00-25,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 90.62 C$ 65.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 55.90 C$ 39.00-65.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 120.47 C$ 85.00-150.99
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 168.00 C$ 120.00-229.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,154.42 C$ 1,800.00-2,650.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,903.85 C$ 1,600.00-2,499.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,231.12 C$ 3,500.00-5,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,515.22 C$ 2,800.00-4,250.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,098.68 C$ 817.99-1,776.76
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 920.67 C$ 635.99-1,116.41
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,564.59 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.63 5.50-8.61

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Last update: June 2024
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9 Comments so far
Anonymous on Oct 15, 2022:
The people flipping real estate don't live here.
At current costs, if you want to be able to plan a life and a future, you wage in Victoria needs to be $44 per hour.
If you're not earning 44, you will have no future here.
Anonymous on Jun 08, 2022:
The cost of living in Victoria is very high. The housing market is out of control. The wages are low & the city is falling apart and run like a daycare.That being said, they keep coming. I don't know where they are finding the money tree.
Anonymous on Apr 20, 2022:
The March 24 post is way over the top in its criticism and misinformation. With views like that, no wonder the poster is being ghosted. How about sticking to cost of living facts instead of ranting?
upset on Nov 18, 2021:
rent in my building just increased from 1300 to 1850 a month for a TINY one bedroom. do not move to victoria unless you are very wealthy.
No Name on Jul 02, 2021:
The problem isn't so much the prices themselves, but prices compared to wages here. Food prices are insane, but everything else is pretty normal. But wages are SO LOW, even compared to Vancouver.
Anonymous on Apr 16, 2021:
Cost of living for a family of four is $4000 without rent ??? That can’t be right ..... has anyone confirmed that ?
anonymous on Apr 07, 2021:
These costs of living explain the housing crisis and rate of homelessness increasing and living in parks and public areas.
Anonymous on Jan 08, 2021:
Sounds like you need to live in your pull trailer. Besides living in a small area will keep you both happy just as long as you're together.
Connie Ratchford on Sep 04, 2020:
The price off every thing is so high. How do people think we are to live. Not everyone has a very high paying job. It hard when you see every thing keep going up and up but the wages are not any way close to helping. My hubby and I manage a apt bluilding when we go to retired we have to leave the bluilding and the wages to live where. We can't afford any thing on old age penchant. We are puying a trailer and keep working to pay it off so we have something to live in. The next thing is where do we go with it. There something so wrong here. And it fall at the feet of big money.