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Gold Coast vs Vancouver
Glc vs Van

Average net salary (After tax)

Vancouver
Gold Coast

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Glc
Outside city centre
Van
Glc

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Glc
Outside city centre
Van
Glc

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Van
Glc
Outside city centre
Van
Glc

Mortgage rates

Vancouver
4.5%
Gold Coast
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Vancouver
Gold Coast

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Van
Glc

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Van
Glc

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Van
Glc

Monthly pass

Regular price

Van
Glc

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Vancouver
Gold Coast

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Van
Glc
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Van
Glc
White bread 500g
Van
Glc
Eggs 12
Van
Glc
White rice 1kg
Van
Glc

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Vancouver
Gold Coast

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Van
Glc
Beef round 1kg
Van
Glc
Local cheese 1kg
Van
Glc

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Van
Glc
Lettuce 1 head
Van
Glc
Tomatoes 1kg
Van
Glc

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Van
Glc
Oranges 1 head
Van
Glc
Bananas 1kg
Van
Glc

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Van $4,070.74/mth
Glc $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Van $4,070.74/mth
Glc $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Vancouver
4.5%
Gold Coast
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 17.14% higher than in Gold Coast

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Van $4,070.74/mth
Glc $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Van $4,070.74/mth
Glc $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Van $4,070.74/mth
Glc $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Van
Glc
Market 0.5L bottle
Van
Glc

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Van
Glc
Market 0.33L bottle
Van
Glc

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Vancouver
5
Gold Coast

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Van
Glc

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Van
Glc

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Van
Glc
1 pair men's leather shoes
Van
Glc

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Vancouver
$15.33
Gold Coast
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Van $4,070.74/mth
Glc $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Van $4,070.74/mth
Glc $4,070.74/mth