Cost of Living in Vancouver, British Columbia

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2298
$5346
🛋️ Without rent
$884
$2883
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1414
$2463
🍽️ Food
$584
$1529
🚐 Transport
$147
$381
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3829
😀 Quality of life
92
🏙️ Population
631K

The average cost of living in Vancouver is $2298, which is in the top 3% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 251st out of 9294 in our global list, 5th out of 153 in Canada, and 2nd out of 22 in British Columbia.

The median after-tax salary is $3829, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months. Ranked 59th (TOP 0.6%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 6th best city to live in Canada, and 2nd most liveable city in British Columbia. With an estimated population of 631K, Vancouver is the 8th largest city in Canada.

✈️ Closest airport 9 km Vancouver International Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 5.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 33 University of British Columbia
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Prices in Vancouver

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$83.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.73
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.59
 Cappuccino
$3.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1486
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1228
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3066
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2097
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$70.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$108
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$64.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10502
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8162
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.36
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$95.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.61
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.1
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.58
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.95
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.5
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.53
🚬 Cigarette pack
$14
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.76
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$112
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$61.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$94.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1064
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$20084

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