Victoria is the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia. The city is ranked 147th out of 446 cities in the world, with respect to its cost of living, according to Numbeo. The cost of rent, groceries, utilities, and transportation in Victoria could range from $1200 to $2000 per month. You can also budget an additional $300 - $400 per month if you have a child. Here is a breakdown of the expenses.
Rent - The average rental rate for a one-bedroom apartment in Victoria is about $750 - $912 per month. Two bedroom apartments cost up to $1200 per month, while a three-bedroom apartment can cost up to $1500 to $2000 per month.
Utilities - Utilities include electricity, water, natural gas, and even cell phones. In Victoria, utility expenses can account for $70 -$140 each month.
Groceries - The average household grocery in Victoria is $50 a week; this adds up to $200 a month.
Transportation - An adult pass in Victoria costs $85 per month. The transportation cost is even higher (up to $500) if you have a car. To learn more about Victoria, click here.