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Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Calgary Reverse

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You would need around 5,248.39C$ 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.

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Consumer Prices in Calgary are 13.14% higher than in Montreal
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Calgary are 24.96% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Calgary are 60.44% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 16.97% higher than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 8.12% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 18.49% 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 9.00 C$     8.00 C$      -11.06 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 C$     6.00 C$      +20.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 C$     7.00 C$      +16.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.45 C$     4.03 C$      +16.72 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.87 C$     2.11 C$      +12.93 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.55 C$     1.86 C$      +20.04 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.91 C$     1.85 C$      -3.09 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.21 C$     2.96 C$      -7.79 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.50 C$     4.33 C$      +23.85 %
Eggs (12) 3.37 C$     3.57 C$      +5.70 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 12.79 C$     11.02 C$      -13.82 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 13.10 C$     14.58 C$      +11.31 %
Apples (1kg) 3.34 C$     3.50 C$      +4.75 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.51 C$     3.18 C$      -9.49 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.75 C$     4.18 C$      +11.50 %
Potato (1kg) 1.66 C$     2.37 C$      +42.19 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.63 C$     1.85 C$      +13.77 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.61 C$     2.26 C$      +40.26 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$     18.00 C$      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.60 C$     2.78 C$      +6.88 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.80 C$     3.22 C$      +15.05 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 C$     12.12 C$      +21.25 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$     3.00 C$      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 77.75 C$     95.00 C$      +22.19 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$     3.50 C$      0.00 %
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$     1.19 C$      -15.95 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,500.00 C$     21,857.00 C$      -2.86 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 86.43 C$     213.44 C$      +146.94 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 C$     0.31 C$      -10.97 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45.86 C$     53.83 C$      +17.38 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.78 C$     61.40 C$      +25.87 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.00 C$     19.58 C$      +63.15 %
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) 61.86 C$     62.79 C$      +1.50 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.95 C$     46.67 C$      +16.82 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 98.61 C$     106.93 C$      +8.44 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 116.45 C$     117.50 C$      +0.90 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 876.93 C$     1,439.58 C$      +64.16 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 610.11 C$     1,130.24 C$      +85.25 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,683.33 C$     2,444.44 C$      +45.21 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,064.79 C$     1,780.56 C$      +67.22 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,666.63 C$     4,699.55 C$      +28.17 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,122.78 C$     2,975.33 C$      +40.16 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,763.79 C$     4,092.15 C$      +48.06 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.23     3.19      -1.27 %
 
Last updateNovember, 2014November, 2014
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Currency: CAD