Frequently Asked Questions

Immigrating and settling in Canada
What is the cost of living in British Columbia?

Your perception of the cost of living in Canada and in British Columbia can vary according to the standards of your country of origin. You will discover, with time that some products are more expensive while other services will prove less expensive, depending on what you were formerly used to paying.

Welcome BC offers an online tool to estimate the cost of living based on various factors such as your marital status, your income and the area where you live. Click here to access the cost of living calculator 

However, it is generally accepted that the cost of living in Vancouver is high, especially when it comes to housing. Click here to read our page on housing to learn more [link to page]. In addition, British Columbia is one of the most expensive Canadian provinces for automobile insurance. Click here to learn more about Transportation.