Housing and Transportation Cost Burden key summary measure

Combining housing and transportation costs (H+T) provides a new way of looking at affordability. Housing and transportation represent the two largest expenditures for many working households. Housing and transportation costs are intrinsically linked – a lower priced home may be associated with a longer and more expensive commute; conversely, a shorter commute by transit may be associated with a more expensive home.
Metro 2040 vision
Residents can find suitable housing and transportation choices that are affordable to their level of income.


Note: Data for Anmore, Belcarra, Lions Bay, Bowen Island, and Tsawwassen First Nation are not shown due to data reliability considerations.



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Metro Vancouver Housing and Transportation Cost Burden Study

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Housing and transportation costs take up 49% of the pre-tax income of working renter households and 40% of the pre-tax income of working owner households.

2011 Stats


Owners


H+T costs as percent of median income

Median Income

H+T Cost Burden
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Renters


H+T costs as percent of median income

Median Income

H+T Cost Burden
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