Cost of living in Vancouver, Canada

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district C$17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) C$9
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$3.02
12 eggs, large C$4.50
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.03
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$14
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.54
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes C$2.03
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.36
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$20
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.78
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$1.56
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$2,178
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$99
Internet 8MB (1 month) C$46
40” flat screen TV C$486
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt C$157
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$8
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$24
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$74
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) C$51
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) C$115
1 pair of leather business shoes C$173
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$24,477
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.37
Monthly ticket public transport C$101
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) C$29
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) C$11
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$8
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$8
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.15
Tube of toothpaste C$3.66
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$32
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$49
2 tickets to the movies C$27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$159
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert C$100
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.34
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$6
iPod nano 16GB C$203
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.30
1 month of gym membership in business district C$57
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$12
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 6,647 prices entered by 710 different people.
Latest price update: April 28, 2015.

Vancouver position in our World Ranking

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45th
out of 192
n. america
18th
out of 46
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3rd
out of 10

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