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New York vs Vancouver
Nyc vs Van

Average net salary (After tax)

Vancouver
New York

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Nyc
Outside city centre
Van
Nyc

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Nyc
Outside city centre
Van
Nyc

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Van
Nyc
Outside city centre
Van
Nyc

Mortgage rates

Vancouver
4.5%
New York
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Vancouver
New York

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Van
Nyc

Mobile phone data

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

Van
Nyc

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Van
Nyc

Monthly pass

Regular price

Van
Nyc

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Vancouver
New York

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Van
Nyc
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Vancouver
New York

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Van
Nyc
Lettuce 1 head
Van
Nyc
Tomatoes 1kg
Van
Nyc

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Van
Nyc
Oranges 1 head
Van
Nyc
Bananas 1kg
Van
Nyc

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Vancouver
4.5%
New York
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 17.14% higher than in New York

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Van
Nyc
Market 0.5L bottle
Van
Nyc

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Van
Nyc
Market 0.33L bottle
Van
Nyc

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Vancouver
5
New York

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Van
Nyc

Summer dress

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

Van
Nyc

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Vancouver
$15.33
New York
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Van $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Van $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth