Victoria travel budget

Victoria: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Victoria

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 60 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 8.1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1603* (1932 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 130 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 48 per person
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 4060* (4900 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 189 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 83 per person
  • $ 44 per person
  • $ 25 per person

Total budget:

$ 6851* (8260 $)

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



Cost of living in Victoria compared to United States in 2023

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Victoria in 2023 is 3% higher 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 Victoria in 2023 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Victoria by expense type

Restaurant budget in Victoria

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Victoria is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 22/person
($ 12 to $ 38)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 42/person
($ 29 to $ 59)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 10.6/person
($ 9.9 to $ 13)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6.6 for 500ml
($ 4.9 to $ 7.4)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.1 for 330ml
($ 2 to $ 4.9)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.3/cup
($ 3.3 to $ 5.7)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.3/can
($ 1.7 to $ 3.3)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2/bottle
($ 1.7 to $ 2.9)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Hotel and accommodation budget in Victoria

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Victoria is 33% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 60 to $ 60)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 112/night
($ 79 to $ 150)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 146
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 147/night
($ 116 to $ 183)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 208
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 230/night
($ 173 to $ 286)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 305
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 170/night
( $ 157)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 653
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 66/month
($ 60 to $ 72)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 131
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 188/month
($ 144 to $ 238)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 198
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 187/month
($ 137 to $ 247)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 153/month
($ 125 to $ 185)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 250
Family room
Family room
$ 176/month
($ 126 to $ 242)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

Supermarket food budget in Victoria

On average, the price of supermarket food in Victoria is 15% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.7/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 4.1)

148% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 3/500g
($ 1.7 to $ 5.5)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 4.1/kg
($ 2 to $ 7)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.1/12 eggs
($ 2.7 to $ 5.7)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Chicken
Chicken
$ 15/kg
($ 8.2 to $ 22)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Apples
Apples
$ 4.2/kg
($ 2 to $ 5.5)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 5.7/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 7.4)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3.6/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 5.5)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2
($ 1.2 to $ 3.3)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Public and private transport budget in Victoria

On average, the price of transport in Victoria is 8% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2/ticket
($ 2 to $ 2.9)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.5/km
($ 1.7 to $ 3)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.9)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.3
($ 2.7 to $ 6.2)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Car hire
Car hire
$ 35/24hrs
($ 11 to $ 55)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

Leisure activity budget in Victoria

On average, budget for leisure activities in Victoria is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 10.3 to $ 14)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 22/hr
($ 10.5 to $ 26)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Victoria

On average, shopping budget in Victoria is 27% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 15/pack
($ 14 to $ 17)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 72
($ 34 to $ 100)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 40
($ 30 to $ 54)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41

Plane ticket budget

Vancouver (British Columbia) → Victoria
Vancouver (British Columbia) → Victoria
Vancouver (British Columbia) → Victoria
$ 198
(fair price: $ 170)
Toronto (Ontario) → Victoria
Toronto (Ontario) → Victoria
Toronto (Ontario) → Victoria
$ 450
(fair price: $ 284)
Calgary → Victoria
Calgary → Victoria
Calgary → Victoria
$ 235
(fair price: $ 168)
London → Victoria
London → Victoria
London → Victoria
$ 801
(fair price: $ 694)
Montreal → Victoria
Montreal → Victoria
Montreal → Victoria
$ 535
(fair price: $ 406)
Los Angeles → Victoria
Los Angeles  → Victoria
Los Angeles  → Victoria
$ 524
(fair price: $ 418)


About this information on the cost of living in Victoria

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

The information about the cost of living in Victoria was updated on 06-02-2023.

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