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Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Calgary Reverse

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You would need around 5,241.35C$ 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.

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Consumer Prices in Calgary are 10.75% higher than in Montreal
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Calgary are 21.89% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Calgary are 54.32% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 16.00% higher than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 3.62% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 18.96% 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 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 C$     8.00 C$      -11.11 %
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) 3.48 C$     4.06 C$      +16.50 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.85 C$     2.12 C$      +14.74 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.54 C$     1.85 C$      +20.59 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.96 C$     1.86 C$      -5.44 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.32 C$     2.94 C$      -11.47 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.79 C$     4.45 C$      +17.30 %
Eggs (12) 3.42 C$     3.44 C$      +0.53 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 14.39 C$     11.37 C$      -21.00 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 13.95 C$     14.71 C$      +5.51 %
Apples (1kg) 3.54 C$     3.65 C$      +3.29 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.72 C$     3.34 C$      -10.12 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.88 C$     4.36 C$      +12.53 %
Potato (1kg) 1.89 C$     2.43 C$      +28.57 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.78 C$     1.88 C$      +5.32 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.86 C$     2.16 C$      +15.95 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$     17.50 C$      +16.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.72 C$     2.94 C$      +8.19 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.74 C$     3.22 C$      +17.81 %
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) 79.00 C$     96.00 C$      +21.52 %
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$     1.16 C$      -17.78 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 C$     23,575.00 C$      +2.50 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 91.07 C$     222.33 C$      +144.12 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.36 C$     0.32 C$      -12.51 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.54 C$     56.61 C$      +21.65 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.66 C$     61.00 C$      +25.36 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.50 C$     18.50 C$      +48.00 %
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) 64.51 C$     64.04 C$      -0.74 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.27 C$     45.38 C$      +15.58 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 100.90 C$     104.94 C$      +4.00 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 119.94 C$     116.78 C$      -2.63 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 892.07 C$     1,409.62 C$      +58.02 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 628.82 C$     1,104.76 C$      +75.69 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,754.05 C$     2,433.33 C$      +38.73 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,102.87 C$     1,808.33 C$      +63.97 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,738.39 C$     4,535.08 C$      +21.31 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,360.97 C$     3,079.76 C$      +30.44 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,738.52 C$     3,970.98 C$      +45.00 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.26     3.23      -0.94 %
 
Last updateJanuary, 2015January, 2015
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Currency: CAD