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Seattle vs Vancouver
Sea vs Van

Average net salary (After tax)

Vancouver
Seattle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Sea
Outside city centre
Van
Sea

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Sea
Outside city centre
Van
Sea

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Van
Sea
Outside city centre
Van
Sea

Mortgage rates

Vancouver
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Vancouver
Seattle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Van
Sea

Mobile phone data

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

Van
Sea

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Van
Sea

Monthly pass

Regular price

Van
Sea

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Vancouver
Seattle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Van
Sea
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Vancouver
Seattle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Van
Sea
Lettuce 1 head
Van
Sea
Tomatoes 1kg
Van
Sea

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Van
Sea
Oranges 1 head
Van
Sea
Bananas 1kg
Van
Sea

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Vancouver
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 17.14% higher than in Seattle

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Van
Sea
Market 0.5L bottle
Van
Sea

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Van
Sea
Market 0.33L bottle
Van
Sea

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Vancouver
5
Seattle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Van
Sea

Summer dress

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

Van
Sea

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Vancouver
$15.33
Seattle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Van $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Van $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth