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Toronto vs Vancouver
Tor vs Van

Average net salary (After tax)

Vancouver
Toronto

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Tor
Outside city centre
Van
Tor

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Tor
Outside city centre
Van
Tor

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Van
Tor
Outside city centre
Van
Tor

Mortgage rates

Vancouver
4.5%
Toronto
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Vancouver
Toronto

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Van
Tor

Mobile phone data

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

Van
Tor

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Van
Tor

Monthly pass

Regular price

Van
Tor

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Vancouver
Toronto

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Van
Tor
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Vancouver
Toronto

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Van
Tor
Lettuce 1 head
Van
Tor
Tomatoes 1kg
Van
Tor

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Van
Tor
Oranges 1 head
Van
Tor
Bananas 1kg
Van
Tor

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Vancouver
4.5%
Toronto
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 17.14% higher than in Toronto

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Van
Tor
Market 0.5L bottle
Van
Tor

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Van
Tor
Market 0.33L bottle
Van
Tor

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Vancouver
5
Toronto

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Van
Tor

Summer dress

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

Van
Tor

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Vancouver
$15.33
Toronto
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Van $4,070.74/mth
Tor $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Van $4,070.74/mth
Tor $4,070.74/mth