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 C-

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (86) F
Entertainment (33) C-
Food and Drink (125) F
Fitness (18) F
Groceries (30) F
Parks (227) A+
Shops (217) D-
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 8.8% take public transportation in Victoria.
Public Transit Stops (419)
Stops & Stations
Workers Taking Public Transit
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Victoria is 101/100 - which is 19% lower than British Columbia.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime F

Victoria crime rates are 9,761 per 100k, which is 62% higher than British Columbia
Property Crime
7,950 crimes per 100k
Violent Crime
1,810 crimes per 100k
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employment B-

The median income in Victoria is $66,907 - which is 22% lower than British Columbia.
Med. Household Income
Unemployment Rate
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (33)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
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housing C-

Victoria home prices are $847,900 - which is 12% lower than British Columbia
Home Price
Home Appreciation Rate
Home Affordability
12.7x (home price to income ratio)
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schools B+

The Victoria graduation rate is 91% - which is 6% higher than British Columbia
School Test Scores
High School Grad. Rates
Elementary Schools (84) F
High Schools (36) F
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ratings C

Victoria has an overall rating of 63% from 13 reviews.
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Victoria Area Facts

  • Victoria has a Livability Score of 71/100, which is considered excellent
  • Victoria crime rates are 62% higher than the British Columbia average
  • Cost of living in Victoria is 19% lower than the British Columbia average

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      Victoria, BC

      Victoria, BC, Canada is a lively, appealing city of about 94,000 people. It’s situated in the southern portion of Vancouver Island. Victoria’s waterfront location makes it a popular destination with travelers and also a fun, exciting place to call home. In a typical year, almost 4 million people visit the city to experience Vancouver Harbor, sunbathe at the lovely beaches, gaze in awe at Craigdarroch and Hatley Castles, attend the many local festivals, golf at the Vancouver Island Golf Trail and stroll in the area’s well-tended gardens.

      Victoria is best known for offering the mildest, warmest climate in Canada. You’ll encounter each of the four seasons in this city, but Victoria’s winters are rarely harsh. It occasionally snows in Victoria. Summers tend to be pleasantly warm but not too hot.

      The lovely weather makes it agreeable to spend time outdoors, and Victorians enjoy many outdoor activities at the local parks, beaches, mountains and golf courses. Around Victoria Harbor and the surrounding beaches, people enjoy opportunities to go swimming, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding.

      Victorians enjoy ample opportunities to shop, wine, dine and enjoy the robust local nightlife scene. Shopping choices vary; they include charming one-of-a-kind shops, local food markets, independent retailers and sizable shopping centers. 950+ nearby farms ensure the region’s food security. Diverse local churches, mosques, synagogues, houses of worship and community centers serve the population’s social and spiritual needs.

      Victoria’s citizens tend to highly value education; nearly 43% of the city’s population holds a university degree. The Greater Victoria School District offers 27 elementary schools, 10 middle schools and seven secondary schools educating a total of about 18,000 students annually. Public and private schools are both available. The University of Victoria is one of the city’s major employers, but there’s a vibrant and active job market offering a broad diversity of opportunities.

      Victorians also prioritize quality healthcare. Multiple hospitals and community health centers serve the healthcare needs of the public; a couple of the most prominent area facilities include Victoria General Hospital, Gorge Road Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital. Health insurance is provided by BC’s Medical Service Plan (MSP). If you’re moving to Victoria from elsewhere, it’s prudent to keep your current healthcare policy active for the first three months after you move because there is typically a waiting period before your coverage under the new policy will become active.

      Just about everything you could possibly want or need is available in Victoria. Overall, Victoria offers residents a high standard of living and a delightful quality of life.

      C- Amenities

      Are there many local amenities in Victoria? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.


      Gonzales Park
      Unknown Name
      Gonzales Green
      Quimper Park
      Unknown Name
      Little Ross Bay Green
      Trafalgar Park
      Hollywood Park


      Gonzales Bay Erratic
      Craigdarroch Castle
      Langham Court Theatre
      Rose Garden
      Beacon Hill Children's Farm
      Belfry Theatre
      Pemberton Memorial Operating Room
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      Food & Drink

      Ross Bay Pub
      Minato Sushi
      Messob Ethiopian
      Rica Salsa
      Beagle Pub
      Big Wheel Burger
      Vessel Liquor Store
      Penny Farthing Spirit Merchants

      A+ Commute

      Is public transit available in Victoria? Of all people who commute, 8.8% take public transportation in Victoria.
      Drive to Work

      14% lower than the CDN average

      Take Public Transit

      2% higher than the CDN average

      Walk to Work

      11% higher than the CDN average

      A+ Health & Safety

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


      Royal Jubilee Hospital


      Shoppers Drug Mart
      Heart Pharmacy IDA
      Victoria Compounding Pharmacy


      Victoria Chinatown Care Centre