I have lived in beautiful Victoria, BC for nearly 8 years but the cost of living keeps going up and up.
What the rest of the Canada doesn’t realize is the extra cost we pay to live on Vancouver Island, which is why British Columbia should be called Bring Cash.
Some of the extras adding up:
- Foot passengers travelling on BC Ferries between mainland B.C. and Vancouver Island will now pay $1.85 more than five years ago.
- In Metro Vancouver, every litre of gas pumped costs an extra two cents and tax that will help pay for the Evergreen Line.
- In Victoria, the price of both conventional monthly passes and those for the handyDART system has risen from $82.50 to $85, while cash fares will remain the same.
- BC will face another cost hike as a carbon tax increase is planned for July 1.
- BC hydro rates are jumping by about $60 per household per year. This is an increase of 7%.
Am I complaining too much about living here?