reply to post by Grinder
Actually the guy from Quebec has it PRETTY GOOD...
I am on the other side of the Country in Vancouver, British Columbia
which is WAY MORE EXPENSIVE than Quebec.
Gas today is $1.52 a litre or $5.74 a gallon, rent is $1200 a month
for a single bedroom, my combined federal and provinvial
income taxes are about 7% MORE than in Quebec
AND he pays $10 for Steak....ha ha ha...Make that $14.00 to $18.00
in Vancouver. A bottle of beer in a Vancouver club or bar is almost $6.00,
a pack of smokes is $11.00
Eggs are $4.30 a dozen. Butter is almost $5.00 for a pound/500 grams
milk is $3.70 a gallon and my insurance is $1600 a year (my girlfriend
pays $2400 a year) Electric bill is $280 a month. Gas is about $200 a month
Internet is $132.00 a month (I have VDSL though)
cable is $65.00 a month and if you wan't to but a 3 bedroom
2000 square foot home in Metro Vancouver be prepared to fork out
about an AVERAGE of $810,000. a 1 one bedroom apartment condo
is $350,000 to $450,000 and a two bedroom condo is about $600,000.
A new base or near base level Honda Civic is about
$27,000 to $35,000 which ain't too bad!
Vancouver is 4th or 5th most expensive city in North America
so if you're thinking about moving here, you realistically need
about $6000 for startup costs and an income of about $4000
a month to be comfortable. Average salary is about $42,000
to $48,000 with a B.Sc or B.A. degree.
For a detached house though, our local Vancouver banks wants a
MINIMUM combined income of $132,000 per year to qualify
for a normal mortgage.
If you can hack the high cost of living in Vancouver
it is DEFINITELY a nice city to make a home in though...