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Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Calgary Reverse

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You would need around 5,266.77C$ 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 14.28% higher than in Montreal
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Calgary are 25.40% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Calgary are 59.07% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 18.36% higher than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 7.46% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 14.43% 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 8.38 C$     8.00 C$      -4.53 %
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) 3.41 C$     4.02 C$      +17.67 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.86 C$     2.07 C$      +11.55 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.54 C$     1.86 C$      +21.41 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.89 C$     1.87 C$      -1.15 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.22 C$     2.94 C$      -8.88 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.41 C$     3.38 C$      -1.04 %
Eggs (12) 3.36 C$     3.44 C$      +2.22 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 12.79 C$     10.44 C$      -18.39 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 13.16 C$     14.38 C$      +9.32 %
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$     17.00 C$      +13.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.47 C$     2.78 C$      +12.41 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.73 C$     3.25 C$      +19.40 %
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) 77.50 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$      -15.50 %
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 83.77 C$     234.31 C$      +179.70 %
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) 46.07 C$     51.61 C$      +12.01 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.07 C$     61.29 C$      +22.40 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.00 C$     17.50 C$      +45.83 %
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) 61.53 C$     66.54 C$      +8.13 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.44 C$     48.46 C$      +26.08 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 98.00 C$     108.60 C$      +10.82 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 113.58 C$     115.83 C$      +1.98 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 868.69 C$     1,434.00 C$      +65.08 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 613.17 C$     1,112.50 C$      +81.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,642.50 C$     2,363.16 C$      +43.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,060.06 C$     1,715.00 C$      +61.78 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,666.63 C$     5,047.44 C$      +37.66 %
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) 2,803.83 C$     4,023.45 C$      +43.50 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.24     3.27      +0.82 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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