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$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.94
12 eggs, large C$5.05
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.51
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$13
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.81
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.72
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.98
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$21
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.50
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$2,557
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area C$2,031
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$118
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area C$1,983
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area C$1,394
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio C$83
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) C$56
40” flat screen TV C$480
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) C$195
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$13
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$30
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$86
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) C$59
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) C$131
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$172
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$26,465
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.37
Monthly ticket public transport C$108
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$17
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$21
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) C$73
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$5.27
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.88
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.73
Tube of toothpaste C$3.26
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$30
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$50
2 tickets to the movies C$28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$124
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$102
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.67
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB C$517
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.56
1 month of gym membership in business district C$66
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$14
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,998 prices entered by 573 different people.
Latest price update: January 23, 2018.

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