annual Cost of living

For the basis of our cost of living stats, we used the BC Cost of Living Calculator available online, which is built using data collected through the Economic Research Institute. For average salary, we sourced numbers from Montreal-based job search aggregate, Neuvoo, which was able to supply the most current salary information for each city. Other variables (vehicles, dependents, etc.) were kept constant to try and limit their influence on our results.

It wasn't our intention to have Penticton perform so amazingly on the graph above -- we even went out of our way to find significant contradictory statistics. Our methodology gave us the largest sample size for each specific city as reported through third party websites, updated end of April 2017. We know that the above graph does not represent every situation perfectly, but it should give you a good starting point for your own unique circumstance. Keep in mind that if you were to change the income value, but keep the other variables the same, the actual cost of living would remain unchanged.

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the results

2 Average Incomes • 2 Dependents
2,000 sqft Home • 20% Down Payment
2 Vehicles • 14.5km Daily Driving
$0 Savings • CRA Basic Tax

neighbourhoods

A mixture of established 1970's homes and new construction at Sendero Canyon & Sendero Gate, Columbia/Duncan offers a variety of homes close to schools and open park space. Located at the base of a mountain at one end and bordering a steep ravine that overlooks a canyon and creek on the other side of the neighbourhood, there is plenty of nature to be found in the surrounding landscape. Close to the hospital and convenient to shopping and dining throughout Penticton.

COLUMBIA/DUNCAN

A highly sought-after family neighbourhood on Penticton's eastern hillside. Most homes have lake, city and valley views in multiple directions. Close proximity to Skaha Lake, beaches, wineries, shopping and dinning, Wiltse/Valleyview offers unique amenities with a variety of home styles to suit all budgets and tastes.

WILTSE/VALLEYVIEW

In the northeastern region of Penticton, you'll find Uplands/Redlands, another neighbourhood with nearby access to Penticton Wineries. You'll also have great city and Okanagan Lake views radiating from most homes. With easy access to the KVR Trail and all the amenities of Downtown Penticton, you'll find a variety of new and established homes, as well as mature landscaping and picturesque streets.

UPLANDS/REDLANDS

The northern area of Main Street encompasses Downtown Penticton and a large area of residential homes to the west, both bordered by Okanagan Lake along the north. A mix of older homes, renovated homes and multi-family construction is diversifying this predominantly flat neighbourhood. Walking distance to beaches, the SOEC, casino, festivals and events are bonuses of living in this neighbourhood.

MAIN STREET NORTH

Amazing views of Okanagan Lake and Naramata are hallmarks of West Bench, as are larger lot sizes in this almost hidden hillside community. A mix of modern subdivision and rural farm properties along the bench are also neighbour to a public golf course with equally stunning views.

WEST BENCH

Carmi, also called Upper Carmi, rises east above the city along the mountain side, giving wonderful views out across Penticton and the valley. A variety of home styles, including log cabins, fit right in to their surroundings. Often you'll encounter big horn sheep, deer and other wildlife passing through and in the winter, this area has fantastic blue-bird days.

CARMI

This large southern area of Penticton is composed mainly of quiet residential areas and convenient shopping options. Skaha Lake and Park along the south, provide an expansive green space, sport courts and beaches for all to enjoy.

MAIN STREET SOUTH

Brief descriptions for the major areas within Penticton. For more information about any of the neighbourhoods in town or other areas in the South Okanagan, please contact us.

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Brief descriptions for the major areas within Penticton. For more information about any of the neighbourhoods in town or other areas in the South Okanagan, please contact us.

penticton relocation resources

Some additional resources for your relocation needs.

OUR MOVING CHECKLIST

Local phone numbers, suggested vendors, and overall useful moving tips

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OUR MOVING CHECKLIST

Local phone numbers, suggested vendors, and overall useful moving tips

PENTICTON RELOCATION GUIDE

General overview of life in Penticton

Download Penticton Guide

OUR MOVING CHECKLIST

Local phone numbers, suggested vendors and overall useful moving tips

SNOWBIRD GUIDE

Useful guide for retirees who are in town full or part-time

Download Snowbird Guide

Local job search tool geared towards those who are relocating to Penticton. Also provides additional job-related information.

Blog and resource guide highlighting the perks of the Okanagan work/life balance, focusing on working virtually.

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