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Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Calgary 

You would need around 5,225.05C$ in Calgary to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,200.00C$ in Montreal (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Calgary are 14.33% higher than in Montreal
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Calgary are 24.41% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Calgary are 54.48% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 18.07% higher than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 8.69% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 22.49% higher than in Montreal

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  Montreal  Calgary      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 C$     15.00 C$      +25.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 C$     70.00 C$      +16.67 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.00 C$     8.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 C$     6.00 C$      +20.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 C$     6.75 C$      +12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.30 C$     4.00 C$      +21.16 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.87 C$     1.93 C$      +3.38 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.59 C$     1.81 C$      +13.98 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.91 C$     1.92 C$      +0.59 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.19 C$     2.90 C$      -9.26 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.53 C$     3.90 C$      +10.40 %
Eggs (12) 3.40 C$     3.30 C$      -2.88 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.45 C$     10.65 C$      -6.99 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 12.07 C$     13.68 C$      +13.28 %
Apples (1kg) 3.14 C$     3.40 C$      +8.11 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.64 C$     3.10 C$      -14.65 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.74 C$     4.01 C$      +7.13 %
Potato (1kg) 2.01 C$     2.60 C$      +29.45 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.63 C$     1.93 C$      +18.53 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.56 C$     2.39 C$      +53.05 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$     17.00 C$      +13.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.76 C$     2.54 C$      -8.26 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.72 C$     3.26 C$      +19.47 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.00 C$     12.00 C$      +33.33 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$     3.00 C$      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 77.00 C$     94.00 C$      +22.08 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.48 C$     3.50 C$      +0.72 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.70 C$     1.55 C$      -8.82 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.80 C$     31.30 C$      -17.20 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.41 C$     1.17 C$      -17.32 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 C$     24,000.00 C$      +9.09 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 83.55 C$     214.87 C$      +157.19 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 C$     0.32 C$      -5.80 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45.75 C$     50.28 C$      +9.91 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.96 C$     60.69 C$      +23.96 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.83 C$     18.00 C$      +52.11 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 C$     13.00 C$      +8.33 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.06 C$     64.97 C$      +3.03 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.50 C$     45.83 C$      +22.22 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 97.00 C$     109.93 C$      +13.33 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 113.19 C$     113.33 C$      +0.13 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 882.22 C$     1,378.57 C$      +56.26 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 611.71 C$     1,072.50 C$      +75.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,645.76 C$     2,343.75 C$      +42.41 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,018.74 C$     1,628.95 C$      +59.90 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,768.09 C$     5,020.00 C$      +33.22 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,066.67 C$     3,219.16 C$      +55.77 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,641.99 C$     4,026.05 C$      +52.39 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.29     3.28      -0.26 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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