Financial Plans and Reports


$831.4 million total budget

8.6% Total expenditure increase

$28  Increase for the average household in 2019*

$534  Average annual cost for all Metro Vancouver services

* Average based on $1,226,500 assessed home value

The budget document below reflects the 2019 Budget and Five Year Financial Plan approved by the respective Boards on October 26, 2018.


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Metro Vancouver’s annual budgets are driven primarily by the costs of delivering fundamentally important utility services, in partnership with member municipalities, to the region’s citizens and businesses.

Drinking water supply, sewerage and management of solid waste represent the majority of both operating and capital budgets, and are financed primarily through utility fees. Property taxes account for a small portion of the regional budget, and support the Regional Parks system, as well as other services including Air Quality Management and Regional Planning activities.

Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation is financed almost entirely through rents paid by tenants.

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