Halt the presses, Vancouver is expensive

Kudos and Kvetches

You are never going to believe this. But according to a new study by U.S.-based Demographia, Vancouver is the third-least affordable city in the world for buying a home. Crazy, we know.  

While Hong Kong topped the list and Sydney, Australia came in second, we are pretty confident that Vancouver leads the pack in publicizing this inconsequential study that falls on the heels of dozens of other studies, reports and dream journals over the past 10 years reminding everyone that it’s expensive to live here.

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While our colleague, Mike “Truth Warrior” Howell, bemoaned the constant bemoaning of Vancouver’s lack of affordability in two successive columns, in which he managed to channel Eeyore, Morrissey and Howard Beale at the same time, we’re going to take a different tact. We’re going to play a drinking game where we take a sip of an alcoholic beverage every time a newspaper, media outlet or “online news gathering source” posts a story on some study or report that has concluded that Vancouver is one of the most expensive, most livable, most sexy etc. city in the world. Frankly, we don’t care anymore. To quote a former Vancouverite, it is what it is. Now let’s get loaded.   


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