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Vancouver vs Houston
Van vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
Vancouver

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Van
Outside city centre
Hou
Van

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Van
Outside city centre
Hou
Van

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Van
Outside city centre
Hou
Van

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
Vancouver
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Houston
Vancouver

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Van

Mobile phone data

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

Hou
Van

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Van

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Van

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
Vancouver

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Van
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
Vancouver

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hou
Van
Lettuce 1 head
Hou
Van
Tomatoes 1kg
Hou
Van

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hou
Van
Oranges 1 head
Hou
Van
Bananas 1kg
Hou
Van

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
Vancouver
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in Vancouver

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hou
Van
Market 0.5L bottle
Hou
Van

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hou
Van
Market 0.33L bottle
Hou
Van

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
Vancouver

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Van

Summer dress

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

Hou
Van

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
Vancouver
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Van $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Van $4,070.74/mth