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Cost of Living in British Columbia | Canada

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1659
$3825
🛋️ Without rent
$674
$2107
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$984
$1718
🍽️ Food
$470
$1224
🚐 Transport
$86.8
$228
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2489
🏙️ Population
4.84M

The cost of living in British Columbia is $1659, which is 1.07 times more expensive than the average in Canada. British Columbia ranked 3rd most expensive and 2nd best state to live in Canada.

The average salary after taxes in British Columbia is $2489, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months.

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Prices in British Columbia

We calculate prices for British Columbia as a weighted mean for the population of 22 cities. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages for more relevant information.

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$11.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.7
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.83
☕ Cappuccino
$3.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.56

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.78
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.05
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.33
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.87
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.09
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.08
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.58
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.05
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.85
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.34
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.81

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.11
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$71.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.03

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1053
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$829
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1864
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1506
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$84.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$55.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.81%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5616
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4367

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$74.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$49
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$701
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9516

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