Money in: Funding the budget

2023 operating revenue, $1,971 million

59% -  Property taxes

20%  - Utility fees

5% - Licence and development fees

4% - Parking

4% - Program fees

3% - Cost recoveries, grants, and donations

2% - Rental, lease, and other

1% - By-law fines

1% - Investment income

1% - Revenue sharing

2023 operating revenue pie chart

To fund our annual budget, the majority of the money we use to run the city comes from property taxes and utility fees collected from homeowners and businesses. The remainder comes from:

Where do my property taxes go?

About half of the property taxes collected funds city services; the rest goes to the Province and other taxing authorities including regional services such as transit, supplying drinking water, and treatment of wastewater.

25% - Provincial School Tax (net of home owner grant) $2,110

12% - Metro Vancouver (tax and utilities) $1,070

7% - TransLink -$562

1%- BC Assessment and Municipal Finance Authority $87

55% - City of Vancouver (tax and utilities) $4,679

2022 data, based on average, single-family detached home

2022 property tax and fees for an average single-family detached home pie chart

How does the 2023 Budget affect my property taxes?