Cost of Living in Kelowna
The cost of living in Kelowna is relatively low. Rent is about 34% less expensive in Kelowna than in Vancouver, and Kelowna citizens pay about 2% less than Vancouver residents on consumer goods. However, Kelowna residents pay about 57% more than average for basic utilities. Salaries are comparable, with workers in Kelowna making just over 2% less per year than workers in Vancouver.
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Cost of Living Comparison: Kelowna vs. Vancouver
Kelowna Real Estate
Kelowna real estate is significantly more affordable than housing in larger cities like Vancouver. A three-bedroom apartment in the city’s center would cost around $3,600 per month in Vancouver, but a comparable apartment in Kelowna would be only around $2,300 per month. The median house price in Kelowna is $649,900, compared to nearly $3 million in Vancouver. As the city grows, home values continue to rise.
Kelowna Real Estate Market
Houses for Sale in Kelowna
Locate Key Resources
Kelowna General Hospital is part of the Interior Health system. The facility offers 24-hour emergency care and a range of high-level, specialty care including adult and adolescent psychiatry, cardiac surgery, and outpatient nutrition.
Kelowna General Hospital
The Kelowna Regional Transit System, operated by FirstCanada, provides public bus transportation throughout Central Okanagan, with stops in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, Peachland, and the Regional District. Kelowna International Airport serves 1.89 million passengers annually and offers over 70 non-stop daily commercial flights.
Kelowna Regional Transit System
Kelowna International Airport
Kelowna is served by the Central Okanagan Public Schools district, which consists of over 45 elementary, middle, secondary, and alternative education schools. The University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus was established in 2004, and has since conferred over 14,000 degrees to undergraduate and graduate students.
Central Okanagan Public Schools
University of British Columbia: Okanagan Campus
Enjoy The City
Lodging in Kelowna ranges from familiar chains, to upscale luxury hotels, to cozy bed and breakfasts. A Touch of English Bed & Breakfast provides some of the luxuries of an upscale resort, like beautifully decorated rooms and a pool, and combines them with the affordability of a chain and the comfort of home.
A Touch of English Bed & Breakfast
Best Hotels in Kelowna
Whether you’re craving familiar pub food or something a little more experimental, Kelowna’s vibrant restaurant scene offers dishes to delight every palate. Make a reservation at Raudz for a little of everything, from standard dishes like steaks and poutine to more unusual fare like venison carpaccio and risotto with locally-sourced beet root.
Best Restaurants in Kelowna
Things To Do in Red Deer
With its beautiful weather, Kelowna is a year-round destination for outdoor fun and adventure. Visit Lake Okanagan to enjoy activities ranging from swimming and boating to trying to spot Ogopogo, the lake’s legendary monster.