Are you ready to pack up and try something new? Are you considering living in Vancouver?
If so, you’ll be joining many other Americans considering it has the largest population of Americans living as expats than anywhere else in the world.
That’s definitely a plus if you want to make it feel like home, but there are many other things you should know about life in Vancouver before packing up and hitting the road.
Cost of Living in Vancouver
Vancouver is one of the priciest cities in Canada, so if you decide to move here, you can expect a high cost of living.
The average price of a home in Vancouver is about $2.5 million but can go much higher than that depending on the square footage of the home. If you are looking for something a bit more luxurious, Thelucasgroup.ca can help you find your dream home.
If you are looking more for apartment living, you’ll be paying $1,500 (USD) on average for a one-bedroom apartment in downtown Vancouver.
The average salary that people make in Vancouver is around 56,000 USD, which can support the average apartment lifestyle of the city.
However, living in Vancouver was rated the second-worst city in North America for affordable housing.
Although Vancouver is located in Canada, it doesn’t get as cold or snow as much as you’d think.
During the summer months from April to October, you can expect dry weather with temperate temperatures. During the winter months, it is considered the rainy season. Although the bright side to this is that while it may be raining in Vancouver, it could be dumping snow in the nearby mountains.
You may be getting slightly wet, but you won’t be freezing!
Things to Do in Vancouver
Since Vancouver is a large city surrounded by the water and the mountains, there is always something to do. Not to mention that it’s home to Whistler where the Olympics were held in 2010.
During the winter months, you can choose to hit the slopes in Whistler, Blackcomb, Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain, or any other surrounding mountain to go skiing. If that’s not your thing, you can easily cozy up in your home or a nearby coffee shop.
In the summer months you have access to a ton of different hiking areas, beaches, and trails to be active in the outdoors. If you love the outdoors, you’ll definitely meet like-minded individuals hanging out on the trails and at the beaches!
The fun doesn’t have to stop after your daytime activities! Vancouver is home to some of the best nightclubs and bars that a city has to offer. There are also more than 5,000 restaurants in the area to find a delicious meal that you’ll love.
Convinced to Move to Vancouver?
If you are ready to move your life to Vancouver, your dream home is waiting! You’ll fall in love with life all over again as an expat.
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