Cost of Living Comparison Between Calgary and Montreal 

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Consumer Prices in Montreal are 5.42% lower than in Calgary (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Montreal are 5.04% lower than in Calgary
Rent Prices in Montreal are 4.08% lower than in Calgary
Restaurant Prices in Montreal are 11.27% lower than in Calgary
Groceries Prices in Montreal are 5.09% higher than in Calgary
Local Purchasing Power in Montreal is 27.55% lower than in Calgary
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Restaurants
Calgary Edit Montreal Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.81 $
(20.00 C$)
11.86 $
(15.00 C$)
     -25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 59.28 $
(75.00 C$)
59.28 $
(75.00 C$)
     0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.89 $
(11.25 C$)
9.48 $
(12.00 C$)
     +6.67 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.53 $
(7.00 C$)
4.94 $
(6.25 C$)
     -10.71 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.31 $
(7.99 C$)
5.53 $
(7.00 C$)
     -12.39 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.42 $
(4.32 C$)
3.13 $
(3.96 C$)
     -8.29 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.70 $
(2.15 C$)
1.53 $
(1.94 C$)
     -9.56 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.45 $
(1.83 C$)
1.33 $
(1.68 C$)
     -8.13 %
Markets
Calgary Edit Montreal Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.13 $
(9.02 C$)
7.70 $
(9.75 C$)
     +8.05 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.77 $
(2.24 C$)
2.49 $
(3.15 C$)
     +41.09 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.07 $
(1.36 C$)
1.04 $
(1.31 C$)
     -3.36 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.80 $
(3.54 C$)
2.61 $
(3.31 C$)
     -6.49 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.48 $
(5.67 C$)
5.98 $
(7.56 C$)
     +33.28 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.80 $
(6.07 C$)
5.21 $
(6.59 C$)
     +8.49 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.17 $
(6.54 C$)
6.83 $
(8.64 C$)
     +32.12 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.51 $
(1.91 C$)
1.38 $
(1.74 C$)
     -9.00 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.69 $
(0.87 C$)
0.66 $
(0.83 C$)
     -4.61 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.39 $
(1.76 C$)
1.54 $
(1.95 C$)
     +11.19 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.61 $
(2.04 C$)
1.74 $
(2.20 C$)
     +7.62 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.96 $
(1.21 C$)
0.83 $
(1.05 C$)
     -13.56 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.83 $
(1.05 C$)
0.92 $
(1.16 C$)
     +11.26 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.04 $
(2.58 C$)
1.95 $
(2.47 C$)
     -4.23 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.55 $
(1.96 C$)
1.44 $
(1.82 C$)
     -7.42 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.86 $
(15.00 C$)
11.86 $
(15.00 C$)
     0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.84 $
(3.59 C$)
2.34 $
(2.95 C$)
     -17.81 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.79 $
(3.52 C$)
2.85 $
(3.61 C$)
     +2.35 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.83 $
(17.50 C$)
10.27 $
(13.00 C$)
     -25.71 %
Transportation
Calgary Edit Montreal Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.77 $
(3.50 C$)
2.77 $
(3.50 C$)
     0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 86.15 $
(109.00 C$)
68.36 $
(86.50 C$)
     -20.64 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(3.80 C$)
2.77 $
(3.50 C$)
     -7.89 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.54 $
(3.22 C$)
2.23 $
(2.82 C$)
     -12.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.50 $
(31.00 C$)
30.82 $
(39.00 C$)
     +25.81 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.98 $
(3.77 C$)
3.37 $
(4.26 C$)
     +12.91 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,012.33 $
(26,586.50 C$)
19,363.29 $
(24,500.00 C$)
     -7.85 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,421.71 $
(23,308.64 C$)
19,075.75 $
(24,136.18 C$)
     +3.55 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Calgary Edit Montreal Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 158.54 $
(200.59 C$)
75.33 $
(95.31 C$)
     -52.49 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 $
(0.26 C$)
0.26 $
(0.33 C$)
     +23.90 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.16 $
(79.92 C$)
50.48 $
(63.87 C$)
     -20.08 %
Sports And Leisure
Calgary Edit Montreal Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.96 $
(65.74 C$)
28.93 $
(36.61 C$)
     -44.31 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.62 $
(22.29 C$)
15.87 $
(20.08 C$)
     -9.93 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.86 $
(15.00 C$)
11.06 $
(14.00 C$)
     -6.67 %
Childcare
Calgary Edit Montreal Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 987.10 $
(1,248.96 C$)
565.84 $
(715.94 C$)
     -42.68 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,464.76 $
(15,771.43 C$)
6,964.86 $
(8,812.50 C$)
     -44.12 %
Clothing And Shoes
Calgary Edit Montreal Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 45.38 $
(57.42 C$)
53.76 $
(68.02 C$)
     +18.46 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.06 $
(50.69 C$)
35.09 $
(44.39 C$)
     -12.43 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.60 $
(90.60 C$)
85.79 $
(108.55 C$)
     +19.81 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.03 $
(124.04 C$)
105.25 $
(133.17 C$)
     +7.36 %
Rent Per Month
Calgary Edit Montreal Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 949.03 $
(1,200.78 C$)
1,017.41 $
(1,287.31 C$)
     +7.21 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 805.96 $
(1,019.76 C$)
681.47 $
(862.25 C$)
     -15.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,738.93 $
(2,200.23 C$)
1,741.64 $
(2,203.66 C$)
     +0.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,319.36 $
(1,669.36 C$)
1,176.20 $
(1,488.22 C$)
     -10.85 %
Buy Apartment Price
Calgary Edit Montreal Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 286.90 $
(363.01 C$)
427.30 $
(540.66 C$)
     +48.94 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 206.19 $
(260.89 C$)
251.30 $
(317.97 C$)
     +21.88 %
Salaries And Financing
Calgary Edit Montreal Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,726.74 $
(4,715.37 C$)
2,563.94 $
(3,244.11 C$)
     -31.20 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.68 2.75      +2.68 %
Last update: February 2021March 2021
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