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Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Calgary Reverse

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You would need around 5,237.62C$ 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 14.27% higher than in Montreal
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Calgary are 24.71% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Calgary are 56.15% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 17.78% higher than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 7.73% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 16.23% 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 8.44 C$     8.00 C$      -5.21 %
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) 3.42 C$     4.03 C$      +17.98 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.86 C$     2.08 C$      +11.86 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.53 C$     1.88 C$      +23.05 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.89 C$     1.90 C$      +0.34 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.22 C$     2.94 C$      -8.81 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.41 C$     3.56 C$      +4.25 %
Eggs (12) 3.36 C$     3.48 C$      +3.51 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 12.79 C$     10.45 C$      -18.33 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 13.07 C$     14.38 C$      +10.02 %
Apples (1kg) 3.31 C$     3.61 C$      +9.00 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.49 C$     3.43 C$      -1.62 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.77 C$     4.07 C$      +7.82 %
Potato (1kg) 1.72 C$     2.46 C$      +42.86 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.61 C$     1.85 C$      +15.15 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.61 C$     2.39 C$      +48.35 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$     17.50 C$      +16.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.47 C$     2.78 C$      +12.41 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.73 C$     3.22 C$      +18.16 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 C$     12.30 C$      +23.00 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$     3.00 C$      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 77.50 C$     95.00 C$      +22.58 %
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$      -15.57 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 C$     22,887.50 C$      +4.03 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 84.42 C$     229.35 C$      +171.67 %
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) 45.86 C$     52.78 C$      +15.07 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.58 C$     62.46 C$      +25.99 %
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) 61.39 C$     64.04 C$      +4.31 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.82 C$     47.14 C$      +21.43 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 97.41 C$     108.60 C$      +11.49 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 114.39 C$     116.43 C$      +1.78 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 870.11 C$     1,414.00 C$      +62.51 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 610.11 C$     1,102.38 C$      +80.69 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,653.33 C$     2,344.44 C$      +41.80 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,066.54 C$     1,697.62 C$      +59.17 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,666.63 C$     5,103.19 C$      +39.18 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,122.78 C$     3,219.16 C$      +51.65 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,784.74 C$     4,036.45 C$      +44.95 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.24     3.24      +0.11 %
 
Last updateNovember, 2014October, 2014
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Currency: CAD