Livability Score

i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (576) A+
Entertainment (134) A+
Food and Drink (752) A+
Fitness (121) A+
Groceries (277) A+
Parks (759) A+
Shops (1387) A+
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 17.6% take public transportation in Vancouver.
Public Transit Stops (1783)
Stops & Stations
Workers Taking Public Transit
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Vancouver is 136/100 - which is 10% higher than British Columbia.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime D+

Vancouver crime rates are 5,289 per 100k, which is 12% lower than British Columbia
Property Crime
4,308 crimes per 100k
Violent Crime
981 crimes per 100k
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employment A-

The median income in Vancouver is $82,918 - which is 4% lower than British Columbia.
Med. Household Income
Unemployment Rate
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (336)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
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housing F

Vancouver home prices are $1,161,300 - which is 21% higher than British Columbia
Home Price
Home Appreciation Rate
Home Affordability
14x (home price to income ratio)
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schools A+

The Vancouver graduation rate is 89% - which is 4% higher than British Columbia
School Test Scores
High School Grad. Rates
Elementary Schools (143) A+
High Schools (56) A+
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ratings C

Vancouver has an overall rating of 63% from 24 reviews.
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Living in Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Area Facts

  • Vancouver has a Livability Score of 78/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Vancouver crime rates are 12% lower than the British Columbia average
  • Cost of living in Vancouver is 10% higher than the British Columbia average

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      Vancouver, BC

      Vancouver is consistently named as one of the best cities in the world to live in and it’s easy to see why. Vancouver residents enjoy the best of both city life and the great outdoors, with swimming at the beach, hiking in the mountains and dining at trendy restaurants all in a day’s work. The weather is pleasant throughout the year and employment opportunities are plenty. The city has a young, multicultural population because of the several top universities in the area and the tech companies that employ recent graduates and young professionals. Our Vancouver Livability guide will cover the best of this booming metropolis, from the cost of living and vibrant community to its range of culinary delights.

      The influx of immigration and the booming economy have put a strain on the city’s real estate and infrastructure, leading to sky-high rents and home prices throughout the city. Vancouver is home to the most expensive rental and housing prices in the country and the cost of living is significantly higher than the national average. However, wages are comparably high and the city offers unrivalled business and networking opportunities. With low crime rates, safe communities and a number of good schools in the metropolitan area, Vancouver is also ideal for family life. Stanley Park in the West end of the city, with its beaches, parks and numerous shops and eateries is a favourite spot for the younger crowd and families alike.

      Although Vancouver is a large metropolis, it won’t be hard to explore the distinct characters of each of the city’s diverse neighbourhoods. Public transport in Vancouver is excellent and offers rapid transit trains, commuter rail and a seaferry in addition to its extensive network of buses. As Vancouver is such an ethnically diverse city, you’ll find each neighbourhood has a distinct character and ethnic mix. This multicultural character also makes Vancouver a food lover’s paradise. The city is broadly split into Westside, which offers a number of high-end restaurants and East Van where you can browse many ethnic restaurants offering the best of Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Mexican, German and Japanese cuisine. In the centre of the city, Gastown, Vancouver’s older neighorhood has historically been a gastronomer’s delight. Named for a single tavern founded in 1867, Gastown today is home to Vancouver’s sizeable Chinatown and as any Vancouver resident will tell you, offers some of the best dim sum in North America.

      A+ Amenities

      Are there many local amenities in Vancouver? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.


      Robson Square
      Art Philips Park
      Art Phillips Park
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      One Wall Centre Park
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      Cathedral Square


      Vancouver Art Gallery
      Commodore Bowling & Billards
      Commodore Ballroom
      Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
      Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
      The Orpheum
      Studio Lounge & Nightclub

      Food & Drink

      Freshslice Pizza
      Basil Box
      Burger King
      Ricardo's Kandy Korner
      Lennox Pub

      A+ Commute

      Is public transit available in Vancouver? Of all people who commute, 17.6% take public transportation in Vancouver.
      Drive to Work

      14% lower than the CDN average

      Take Public Transit

      10% higher than the CDN average

      Walk to Work

      5% higher than the CDN average

      A+ Health & Safety

      Is Vancouver a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.


      St. Paul's Hospital
      Children's & Women's Health Centre of British Columbia
      Mount Saint Joseph Hospital
      Vancouver General Hospital


      London Drugs
      Shoppers Drug Mart
      Howe Street Pharmacy
      Shoppers Drug Mart
      London Drugs
      Finlandia Pharmacy and Natural Health Centre
      Shoppers Drug Mart
      The Medicine Shoppe


      The Seymour Medical Clinic
      Dr. Timothy W.T. Kam Inc.
      Westcoast Women's Clinic
      Care Point Medical Clinic
      B Carlani & E Wong Physthrpy
      BC Biomedical Laboratories
      Northeast Mental Health Team
      Dr. Gordon Stahl