Cost of Living in Vancouver

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Summary about cost of living in Vancouver:

  • Four-person family monthly costs: 3,677.74C$ without rent (using our estimator).
  • A single person monthly costs: 994.93C$ without rent.
  • Cost of living index in Vancouver is 1.06% lower than in Toronto.
  • Cost of living rank 183th out of 518 cities in the world.
  • Vancouver has a cost of living index of 73.94.
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$ 12.0020.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 C$ 50.0086.40
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 C$ 7.8510.74
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 C$ 5.007.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 C$ 5.508.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.11 C$ 3.115.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.10 C$ 1.503.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.84 C$ 1.002.75
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 2.39 C$ 1.323.70
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.12 C$ 2.004.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.95 C$ 1.906.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.69 C$ 2.856.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 13.07 C$ 8.0020.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 15.88 C$ 11.0022.05
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14.65 C$ 8.8221.00
Apples (1kg) 3.64 C$ 2.205.00
Banana (1kg) 1.68 C$ 1.482.00
Oranges (1kg) 3.21 C$ 2.004.41
Tomato (1kg) 3.56 C$ 2.205.27
Potato (1kg) 2.17 C$ 1.503.31
Onion (1kg) 2.05 C$ 1.303.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.15 C$ 1.503.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.50 C$ 1.803.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$ 15.0025.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.77 C$ 2.305.28
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.59 C$ 2.655.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.16 C$ 11.5014.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 C$ 2.753.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 93.00 C$ 91.00125.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$ 3.203.90
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.85 C$ 1.802.50
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 C$ 32.0040.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.32 C$ 1.251.40
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,500.00 C$ 19,195.0024,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,620.83 C$ 16,390.0022,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 78.00 C$ 34.00150.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.33 C$ 0.250.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.03 C$ 40.0083.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.10 C$ 20.0070.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.18 C$ 0.0030.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.50 C$ 12.0015.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,241.09 C$ 700.001,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,000.00 C$ 16,000.0024,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.78 C$ 50.00100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) 46.54 C$ 30.0075.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 112.40 C$ 90.00150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 133.64 C$ 100.00200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,797.59 C$ 1,300.002,300.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,336.45 C$ 1,000.001,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,688.00 C$ 3,000.004,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,519.57 C$ 1,900.003,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,562.34 C$ 9,687.5215,069.47
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,347.03 C$ 6,458.3510,763.91
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,162.52 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.79 2.403.74

Prices in Vancouver

These data are based on 3160 entries in the past 12 months from 423 different contributors.
Last update: October 2017

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