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Perth vs Vancouver
Per vs Van

Average net salary (After tax)

Vancouver
Perth

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Per
Outside city centre
Van
Per

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Per
Outside city centre
Van
Per

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Van
Per
Outside city centre
Van
Per

Mortgage rates

Vancouver
4.5%
Perth
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Vancouver
Perth

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Van
Per

Mobile phone data

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

Van
Per

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Van
Per

Monthly pass

Regular price

Van
Per

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Vancouver
Perth

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Van
Per
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Vancouver
Perth

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Van
Per
Lettuce 1 head
Van
Per
Tomatoes 1kg
Van
Per

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Van
Per
Oranges 1 head
Van
Per
Bananas 1kg
Van
Per

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Vancouver
4.5%
Perth
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 17.14% higher than in Perth

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Van
Per
Market 0.5L bottle
Van
Per

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Van
Per
Market 0.33L bottle
Van
Per

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Vancouver
5
Perth

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Van
Per

Summer dress

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

Van
Per

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Vancouver
$15.33
Perth
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Van $4,070.74/mth
Per $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Van $4,070.74/mth
Per $4,070.74/mth