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Overall 22%
Goods & Services 10%
Housing 58%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from Statistics Canada.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexBurnabyBritish ColumbiaNational
Cost of living122123100
Goods & Services110110100
Groceries102102100
Health care102102100
Housing158170100
Transportation102102100
Utilities103103100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Burnaby is 1% lower than the British Columbia average
  • The cost of living in Burnaby is 22% higher than the national average
  • Burnaby housing is 58% higher than the national average
  • British Columbia sales tax is 17% higher than the national average
  • British Columbia income tax is 40% lower than the national average

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      British Columbia Sales Tax

      ProvinceProvincial TaxTotal Tax Rate
      British Columbia7%12%

      British Columbia Income Tax

      ProvinceIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      British Columbia5.06%16.8%

      Goods & Services

      ItemBurnabyNational avg.Difference
      Personal Care 1089414.5%
      Recreation 1101027.5%

      Groceries

      ItemBurnabyNational avg.Difference
      Meat, Poultry and Fish 1061023.7%
      Dairy Products and Eggs 1001054.5%
      Bakery and Cereal Products 1021128.7%
      Fruit and Vegetables 1041138.3%
      Alcoholic Beverages 1111064.9%

      Health Care

      ItemBurnabyNational avg.Difference
      Doctor 971014.0%

      Housing

      ItemBurnabyNational avg.Difference
      Home Price ($) 1,008,444663,50352.0%
      Apartment Rent ($) 2,0551,27461.3%

      Transportation

      ItemBurnabyNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline 13310230.3%

      Utilities

      ItemBurnabyNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity101992.4%
      Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Langley, BC132,088990.6%
      Mission 1, BC6131011.2%
      Pitt Meadows, BC20,6831033.3%
      Katzie 1, BC2961054.6%
      Coquitlam 2, BC51076.8%
      Burnaby, BC258,82712221.6%

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      Buffalo, NY258,989n/a 
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      Burnaby, BC258,82712221.6%
      Source: The Burnaby, BC data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada 2020.