Cost of living in Vancouver, Canada

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) C$9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.87
12 eggs, large C$5.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.42
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$12
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.35
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$3.21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$4.23
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$19
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.64
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.93
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$2,491
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area C$1,896
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$100
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area C$1,809
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area C$1,188
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio C$59
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) C$55
40” flat screen TV C$479
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) C$182
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$12
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$26
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$76
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) C$54
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) C$126
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$150
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$27,133
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.28
Monthly ticket public transport C$106
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$22
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$22
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) C$111
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$5.73
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$6
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.30
Tube of toothpaste C$3.01
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$48
2 tickets to the movies C$27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$230
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$92
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.57
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
iPod nano 16GB C$192
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.28
1 month of gym membership in business district C$67
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$13
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,524 prices entered by 423 different people.
Latest price update: April 25, 2017.

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