Whistler travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Whistler

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 115 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2242* (2870 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 176 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 4127* (5278 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 291 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 58 per person
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 23 per person

Total budget:

$ 7073* (9044 $)

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


Cost of living in Whistler compared to Canada in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Whistler in 2020 is 25% 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 Whistler in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Whistler by expense type

Restaurant budget in Whistler

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Whistler is 14% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 13/person
($ 3.9 to $ 23)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 30/person
($ 16 to $ 40)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.2/person
($ 5.5 to $ 10.2)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.1 for 500ml
($ 1.9 to $ 6.3)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.4 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.1)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.6/cup
($ 1.9 to $ 4.1)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.8/can
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.6/bottle
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Hotel and accommodation budget in Whistler

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Whistler is 40% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 122/night
($ 107 to $ 143)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 230/night
($ 171 to $ 298)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 352/night
($ 256 to $ 496)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 563/night
($ 563 to $ 563)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 287/month
($ 198 to $ 391)

71% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 300/month
($ 205 to $ 421)

82% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 267/month
($ 185 to $ 364)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 298/month
($ 223 to $ 386)

71% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Whistler

On average, the price of supermarket food in Whistler is 4% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.9/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 3.1)

109% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.3/500g
($ 1 to $ 3.9)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 3.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 6.3)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.2/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 4.4)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 13/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 24)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 13/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 20)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3.7/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 6.2)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 5.9)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.7/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 6.3)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.9/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 4.3)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 2.4/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 3.9)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.8
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 11/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 15)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Public and private transport budget in Whistler

On average, the price of transport in Whistler is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.9/ticket
($ 1.6 to $ 1.9)

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

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.4/km
($ 1.2 to $ 2.5)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

41% 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)
$ 2.9
($ 2.4 to $ 3.9)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 67/24hrs
($ 46 to $ 83)

70% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Whistler

On average, the cost of housing in Whistler is 10% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 81/month
($ 38 to $ 134)

55% 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 to $ 0.4)

100% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 61/month
($ 40 to $ 88)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1517/month
($ 1099 to $ 1726)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1504
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1281/month
($ 942 to $ 1491)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1203
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 3333/month
($ 2353 to $ 4313)

37% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2437
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 3137/month
($ 1961 to $ 3921)

65% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1911
Gym
Gym
$ 61/month
($ 51 to $ 69)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 772/month
($ 275 to $ 1177)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1048
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7448/yr
($ 3921 to $ 11524)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18340

Leisure activity budget in Whistler

On average, budget for leisure activities in Whistler is 128% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 12/ticket
($ 7.9 to $ 15)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 65/hr
( $ 65)

270% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Whistler

On average, shopping budget in Whistler is 5% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 12/pack
($ 9.8 to $ 14)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 52
($ 21 to $ 79)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 38
($ 20 to $ 53)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 85
($ 33 to $ 115)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 103
($ 60 to $ 158)

5% less 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 Whistler

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

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

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