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Vancouver vs Toronto
Van vs Tor

Average net salary (After tax)

Toronto
Vancouver

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tor
Van
Outside city centre
Tor
Van

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tor
Van
Outside city centre
Tor
Van

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Tor
Van
Outside city centre
Tor
Van

Mortgage rates

Toronto
4.5%
Vancouver
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Toronto
Vancouver

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Tor
Van

Mobile phone data

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

Tor
Van

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Tor
Van

Monthly pass

Regular price

Tor
Van

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Toronto
Vancouver

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Tor
Van
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Toronto
Vancouver

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Toronto
4.5%
Vancouver
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 17.14% higher than in Vancouver

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Toronto
5
Vancouver

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Tor
Van

Summer dress

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

Tor
Van

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Toronto
$15.33
Vancouver
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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