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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 20, 2023

Summary: People often describe Vancouver, Canada as a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with stunning natural beauty. Expats love the city's diverse culture, its proximity to the ocean, and its mild climate. The weather in Vancouver is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s in the winter to the mid-60s in the summer (Fahrenheit). The average cost of living for an expat is estimated to be around $2,500 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in Vancouver is around $1,500 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $2,000 USD per month. The population of Vancouver is estimated to be around 631,000 people.

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Vancouver, they said:

"Before retiring in Vancouver, expats should research the cost of living in the city, as it is one of the most expensive cities in the country. They should also familiarize themselves with the local climate, as Vancouver experiences mild winters and wet summers. Additionally, expats should look into the availability of healthcare services and the quality of public transportation in the city. It is also important to research the local job market and the availability of recreational activities in the area. Finally, expats should consider the cultural diversity of Vancouver and the various cultural activities available in the city," commented one expat who made the move to Vancouver.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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