Nanaimo travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Nanaimo

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Nanaimo for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 619* (798 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 9.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 1657* (2128 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • NC
  • $ 63 per person
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 19 per person

Total budget:

$ 3127* (4004 $)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Nanaimo compared to Canada in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Nanaimo in 2020 is 15% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Nanaimo in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Nanaimo by expense type

Restaurant budget in Nanaimo

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Nanaimo is 14% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 14/person
($ 12 to $ 21)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 36/person
($ 30 to $ 67)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.8/person
($ 6.2 to $ 7.8)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.5 for 500ml
($ 2.4 to $ 7.4)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.7 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.9)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.1/cup
($ 1.9 to $ 5.5)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.9/can
($ 1.6 to $ 4.3)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3/bottle
($ 1 to $ 4.3)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Supermarket food budget in Nanaimo

On average, the price of supermarket food in Nanaimo is 9% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1 to $ 3.9)

133% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.3/500g
($ 1.3 to $ 2.4)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 3.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 6.2)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.5/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 3.1)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.6/kg
($ 7 to $ 11)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 13/kg
($ 6.6 to $ 22)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.1)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.6)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 3.5)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 5.5)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 1.3/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 12/kg
($ 6.7 to $ 16)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Public and private transport budget in Nanaimo

On average, the price of transport in Nanaimo is 10% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.9/ticket
($ 1.9 to $ 2.2)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 49/month
($ 40 to $ 52)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.7/km
($ 1.2 to $ 2.7)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.7
($ 2.5 to $ 3)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 42/24hrs
($ 15 to $ 171)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Nanaimo

On average, the cost of housing in Nanaimo is 20% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 126/month
($ 79 to $ 314)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

59% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 77/month
($ 61 to $ 118)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 880/month
($ 782 to $ 1094)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1504
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 781/month
($ 665 to $ 938)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1203
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1524/month
($ 1173 to $ 1953)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2437
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1340/month
($ 1094 to $ 1719)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1911
Gym
Gym
$ 30/month
($ 12 to $ 44)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 726/month
($ 587 to $ 938)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1048
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 12492/yr
($ 11712 to $ 13273)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18340

Leisure activity budget in Nanaimo

On average, budget for leisure activities in Nanaimo is 41% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.3/ticket
($ 7.8 to $ 12)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 8/hr
($ 3.1 to $ 12)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Nanaimo

On average, shopping budget in Nanaimo is 5% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 12/pack
($ 11 to $ 12)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 53
($ 34 to $ 64)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 34
($ 21 to $ 59)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 84
($ 64 to $ 102)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 114
($ 95 to $ 138)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

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About this information on the cost of living in Nanaimo

The information about the cost of living in Nanaimo shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Nanaimo was updated on 22-05-2020.

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