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Tokyo vs Vancouver
Tyo vs Van

Average net salary (After tax)

Vancouver
Tokyo

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Tyo
Outside city centre
Van
Tyo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Tyo
Outside city centre
Van
Tyo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Van
Tyo
Outside city centre
Van
Tyo

Mortgage rates

Vancouver
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Vancouver
Tokyo

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Van
Tyo

Mobile phone data

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

Van
Tyo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Van
Tyo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Van
Tyo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Vancouver
Tokyo

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Van
Tyo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Vancouver
Tokyo

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Van
Tyo
Lettuce 1 head
Van
Tyo
Tomatoes 1kg
Van
Tyo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Van
Tyo
Oranges 1 head
Van
Tyo
Bananas 1kg
Van
Tyo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Vancouver
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 17.14% higher than in Tokyo

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Van
Tyo
Market 0.5L bottle
Van
Tyo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Van
Tyo
Market 0.33L bottle
Van
Tyo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Vancouver
5
Tokyo

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Van
Tyo

Summer dress

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

Van
Tyo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Vancouver
$15.33
Tokyo
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Van $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Van $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth