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San Francisco vs Vancouver
Sfo vs Van

Average net salary (After tax)

Vancouver
San Francisco

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Sfo
Outside city centre
Van
Sfo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Sfo
Outside city centre
Van
Sfo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Van
Sfo
Outside city centre
Van
Sfo

Mortgage rates

Vancouver
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Vancouver
San Francisco

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Van
Sfo

Mobile phone data

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

Van
Sfo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Van
Sfo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Van
Sfo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Vancouver
San Francisco

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Van
Sfo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Vancouver
San Francisco

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Van
Sfo
Lettuce 1 head
Van
Sfo
Tomatoes 1kg
Van
Sfo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Van
Sfo
Oranges 1 head
Van
Sfo
Bananas 1kg
Van
Sfo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Vancouver
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 17.14% higher than in San Francisco

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Van
Sfo
Market 0.5L bottle
Van
Sfo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Van
Sfo
Market 0.33L bottle
Van
Sfo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Vancouver
5
San Francisco

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Van
Sfo

Summer dress

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

Van
Sfo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Vancouver
$15.33
San Francisco
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Van $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Van $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth