What are the Monthly Expenses for a Family of Three in Vancouver?

For a family, who I think is living modestly, I’ve been a bit shocked by our monthly expenses. Our average monthly expenses for a family of three living in Vancouver is over $7,300. It surprised me to learn that’s actually typical. According to a Stats Canada survey from 2015, “On average, couples with children spent $84,263 on goods and services…”, or $7,022 per month. Compared to the averages, we’re spending significantly more on housing – not surprising in Vancouver. Quite a bit less on transportation – likely due to being a one-car family and not owing anything on our car.…
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