I thought this was a rather amazing comparison between two houses priced roughly the same. This was posted by ‘exvancouverite’ over at the Vancouver Housing Blog, and it gives an interesting comparison between house values in central vancouver compared to other parts of the world (France in this case).
Here’s the kits house: $1,280,000
and here’s the french house: 8,999 Euro ($1,279,891 CAD)
The french house is quite old though, it was built in the 18th century.