so counterparts in our Toronto office think they have it really bad in that big ol city. I found out recently that they get paid more than we do for doing the same job. Now this could be based on many factors (seniority, work load etc) but the main reason i’m hearing is the cost of living is higher in Toronto. I look at the rent check i’m writing and i somewhat disagree.
According to this story on the CBC site today
, housing costs in Vancouver are the highest in the country. I decided to see what i could google to get a bit more info… according to FinFacts
, toronto is the most expensive city in Canada (ranked 82 in the world) and Vancouver is not far behind at 87th. There are many travel sites, relocation guides and publications available that will help you calculate what you’d best be able to afford in Canadian/North American cities. In all of them Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal top the list for Canada. The topic has been discussed
at length and I’m still googling around to get more hard facts.
Regardless I think it’s maybe better that Toronto is less expensive in the long run – then more people will move there (to the big stinky city) and leave our ocean beaches, mountains trails and forest paths less crowded — for those who can afford the parking… rent… transit…. taxes… etc… of course.
EDIT: Just came across Anthony’s blog where he compares everything from the cost of living between Vancouver and other int’l cities to what orange juicewill cost you around the world :p