Abbotsford, British Columbia is best known for its locally owned cafes, restaurants and shops. It is every artistically inclined individual's dream come true as it provides a visual treat of murals along the historic downtown. 

 

The area is filled with wall paintings from local talents produced and supported by the RBC Foundation Emerging Artists Project. Aside from the arts and culture, you'll also love the outdoor adventures in Abbotsford. 

 

With 2,500 acres of lush green space, you and your family can explore 157 parks in the area. So if these attractions excite you, and you are planning to move to this breathtaking town, here's a bit of information that will help you with your decision to relocate.

 

Housing Costs

 

Compared to the housing costs in Vancouver, the prices are much lower for single-family homes in Abbotsford, British Columbia. On average, a single-family home costs $795,000, while apartment or condos are at $301,000, and townhouses are at $450,000.

 

Detached



# Beds

Dec 25 - Jan 22

3 mo ago

6 mo ago

1 year ago

2 Bd

$882K +50%

$837K

$611K

$590K

3 Bd

$827K -8%

$842K

$861K

$895K

4 Bd

$1.2M +63%

$831K

$878K

$719K

5 Bd

$987K +13%

$935K

$956K

$874K

6 Bd

$1.1M -8%

$1.0M

$942K

$1.1M

All

$1.0M +14%

$932K

$919K

$914K

 

Townhouse



# Beds

Dec 25 - Jan 22

3 mo ago

6 mo ago

1 year ago

1 Bd

n/a

$272K

$287K

$316K

2 Bd

$416K +18%

$386K

$463K

$351K

3 Bd

$558K +7%

$526K

$502K

$520K

4 Bd

$637K 0%

$581K

$599K

$634K

All

$522K +11%

$486K

$499K

$472K

 

Condominium



# Beds

Dec 25 - Jan 22

3 mo ago

6 mo ago

1 year ago

Studio

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

1 Bd

$278K -7%

$256K

$268K

$297K

2 Bd

$302K -6%

$321K

$334K

$322K

3 Bd

$578K

$395K

$550K

n/a

All

$314K -1%

$316K

$324K

$316K

 

Rent 

 

If you are renting, you should set aside a budget between $600 and $800 for a one-bedroom apartment. If you prefer a two-bedroom flat, you will need to pay as much as $945 while a three-bedroom apartment located in the city costs around $1200. 



Bedrooms

Average

Minimum

Maximum

n/a

$969

$950

$1,000

1

$1,262

$1,050

$1,725

2

$1,521

$1,300

$1,975

3

$2,117

$1,800

$2,700

 

Groceries 

 

One clever way to save money when living in Abbotsford is to prepare home cooked meals. Before heading to the market, be sure your list is well within your budget. Here’s an overview of the prices:



Milk (regular), (1 liter)

3.29 C$

 

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)

3.00 C$

 

Rice (white), (1kg)

5.16 C$

 

Eggs (regular) (12)

3.45 C$

 

Local Cheese (1kg)

13.33 C$

 

Chicken Fillets (1kg)

14.33 C$

 

Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)

16.00 C$

 

Apples (1kg)

4.45 C$

 

Banana (1kg)

2.15 C$

 

Oranges (1kg)

7.99 C$

 

Tomato (1kg)

4.69 C$

 

Potato (1kg)

3.43 C$

 

Onion (1kg)

2.99 C$

 

Lettuce (1 head)

2.20 C$

 

Water (1.5 liter bottle)

2.90 C$

 

Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

15.00 C$

 

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)

2.20 C$

 

Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

3.23 C$

 

Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)

18.00 C$

 

Transportation

 

Getting in and around Abbotsford is also easy for locals and tourists alike because of the availability of different modes of transportation. 



One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

2.25 C$

 

Monthly Pass (Regular Price)

58.50 C$

 

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

3.48 C$

 

Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)

1.88 C$



Gas Prices

 

If you have a car, you may also want to take note of the gasoline price in Abbotsford.



Gasoline (1 liter)

1.26 C$

 

Restaurants

 

Living in Abbotsford will not be complete without sampling the town's local dishes. If you don't have the luxury of time at your disposal to cook food, Abbotsford has restaurants serving local and international cuisines. Here's an overview to give you an idea about the prices. 



Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

19.00 C$

 

Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

75.00 C$

 

McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)

10.00 C$

 

Key Takeaways

 

With the cost of living substantially lower than other neighboring cities, Abbotsford is one of the best places to relocate. Even with a lower income, you can still enjoy a better lifestyle.