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We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:


Expat Salary: Detailed international cost of living and salary comparison.


Cost of Living Comparison: Determines allowance based on cost of living difference.


International Cost of Living Index: COLI's for multiple locations using home base.


International Assignment: Global Mobility using build-up approach.


Hypothetical Tax: Effective tax rate for any country in the world.

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Cost of Living Reviews by City and Country for 780 International Locations

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Canada, Vancouver
Overview

Canada, VancouverVancouver is a coastal city located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. With its location on the Pacific Rim and at the western terminus of Canada's transcontinental highway and rail routes, Vancouver is one of the nation's largest industrial centres. The Port of Vancouver, Canada's largest and most diversified, does trade with over 130 different economies annually. Vancouver is also the headquarters of forest product and mining companies. In recent years, Vancouver has become an increasingly important centre for software development, biotechnology and a vibrant film industry.

Canada is in Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north, north of the USA. The climate varies from temperate in the south to subarctic and arctic in the north.

The official languages are English and French. All government documents and information services are available in both. English remains the dominant language in every province except Québec. There is also a sizeable francophone community in New Brunswick, which is the country's sole officially bilingual province. Canadian French is different from European French, but they are mutually intelligible. Given Canada's multicultural population, many other languages are spoken in the major cities, especially Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Canada is one of the world's wealthiest, with a high per-capita income, and it is a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the G8. It is one of the world's top ten trading nations.

Business is conducted in a similar way to that of the US, UK and Australia. Canadians will generally invite you to call them by their first names. Expatriate business dress is generally conservative, suits are the norm. Women hold positions at the highest levels.

The security risk for expatriates in Canada is low. Risks include petty street crime mainly in low income neighbourhoods of major cities, as well as of terrorism.

The currency of Canada is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). Banking is on a par with the rest of Western Europe and North America.

Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment can be very expensive for expatriates if you don’t meet provincial residency requirements for health care.

The population of Vancouver is 2.5 Million (Metro) (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 2.8% for Canada as at August 2018.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Canada is based on the current Federal personal income tax rates only which are progressive up to 33%. In addition to Federal income tax, an individual who resides in, or has earned income in, any Province or Territory is also subject to Provincial or Territorial income tax. For Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax purposes we have used an average Provincial / Territorial income tax rate of 16.9%. The combined maximum progressive Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax rate is therefore 49.9% based on Federal (33%) + Provincial / Territorial Taxes (16.9%).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Vancouver as at 1 October 2018 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Vancouver, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High
2) Clothing: Very High
3) Communication: High
4) Education: Very Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: Average
6) Groceries: Very High
7) Healthcare: Average
8) Household Accommodation: High
9) Miscellaneous: High
10) Personal Care: Very High
11) Recreation & Culture: Very High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very High
13) Transport: Very High

Vancouver is for example 58.5% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 53.5% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 101.8% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Vancouver is ranked as a minimal hardship location.

The hardship premium for Vancouver for an expat from Perth, is for example 0%, i.e. host location (Vancouver) premium of 10% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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