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Vancouver vs San Francisco
Van vs Sfo

Average net salary (After tax)

San Francisco
Vancouver

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Van
Outside city centre
Sfo
Van

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Van
Outside city centre
Sfo
Van

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sfo
Van
Outside city centre
Sfo
Van

Mortgage rates

San Francisco
4.5%
Vancouver
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

San Francisco
Vancouver

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sfo
Van

Mobile phone data

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

Sfo
Van

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sfo
Van

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sfo
Van

Fuel prices

Per Litre

San Francisco
Vancouver

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sfo
Van
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

San Francisco
Vancouver

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

San Francisco
4.5%
Vancouver
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

San Francisco
5
Vancouver

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sfo
Van

Summer dress

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

Sfo
Van

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

San Francisco
$15.33
Vancouver
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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