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Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Calgary Reverse

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You would need around 5,266.03C$ in Calgary to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,300.00C$ in Montreal (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index. This comparison assumes net earnings (after income tax).

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Consumer Prices in Calgary are 11.10% higher than in Montreal
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Calgary are 22.47% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Calgary are 54.67% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 17.55% higher than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 4.85% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 6.85% higher than in Montreal

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  Montreal  Calgary      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.50 C$     15.00 C$      +30.43 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 C$     67.50 C$      +12.50 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 C$     8.50 C$      -5.56 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 C$     6.00 C$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 C$     7.00 C$      +16.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.54 C$     4.22 C$      +19.01 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.87 C$     2.22 C$      +18.94 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.41 C$     2.00 C$      +42.08 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 2.17 C$     1.87 C$      -13.77 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.22 C$     2.80 C$      -13.03 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.44 C$     4.19 C$      +21.84 %
Eggs (12) 3.30 C$     3.38 C$      +2.35 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 13.64 C$     10.68 C$      -21.72 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 13.08 C$     15.24 C$      +16.50 %
Apples (1kg) 3.60 C$     3.54 C$      -1.67 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.69 C$     3.29 C$      -10.83 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.97 C$     4.06 C$      +2.12 %
Potato (1kg) 2.02 C$     2.38 C$      +17.87 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.46 C$     2.28 C$      +56.61 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.78 C$     2.25 C$      +26.57 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$     15.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.80 C$     3.50 C$      +24.96 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.13 C$     2.79 C$      -10.91 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 C$     12.25 C$      +22.50 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$     3.00 C$      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 C$     96.00 C$      +20.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.55 C$     3.50 C$      -1.41 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.70 C$     1.55 C$      -8.82 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 40.00 C$     31.30 C$      -21.75 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.40 C$     1.12 C$      -20.17 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 C$     23,287.50 C$      +1.25 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 92.10 C$     209.29 C$      +127.24 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.36 C$     0.33 C$      -9.43 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.25 C$     62.57 C$      +35.29 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.42 C$     62.10 C$      +20.78 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.00 C$     20.23 C$      +55.63 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 C$     13.41 C$      +11.71 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.92 C$     70.22 C$      +13.41 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.88 C$     41.25 C$      +3.45 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 97.23 C$     101.44 C$      +4.33 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 134.55 C$     114.87 C$      -14.62 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 911.96 C$     1,371.43 C$      +50.38 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 639.76 C$     1,125.00 C$      +75.85 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,791.30 C$     2,400.00 C$      +33.98 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,157.00 C$     2,044.44 C$      +76.70 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,915.63 C$     4,535.08 C$      +15.82 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,539.24 C$     3,079.76 C$      +21.29 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,036.87 C$     3,973.73 C$      +30.85 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.24     3.16      -2.51 %
 
Last updateMarch, 2015March, 2015
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Currency: CAD