Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Halifax 

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Consumer Prices in Halifax are 6.76% higher than in Montreal (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Halifax are 6.62% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Halifax are 6.24% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Halifax are 1.33% lower than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Halifax are 11.04% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Halifax is 11.93% lower than in Montreal
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Restaurants
Montreal Edit Halifax Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$ 75.00 C$      -6.25 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 12.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$ 7.00 C$      +16.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$ 7.00 C$      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.15 C$ 4.14 C$      -0.26 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 C$ 2.16 C$      +5.21 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.76 C$ 1.93 C$      +9.57 %
Markets
Montreal Edit Halifax Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.15 C$ 8.84 C$      -12.94 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.24 C$ 2.49 C$      -23.12 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.54 C$ 2.35 C$      +52.32 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.42 C$ 3.64 C$      +6.43 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.02 C$ 4.91 C$      -38.75 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.06 C$ 6.14 C$      -13.08 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.06 C$ 8.49 C$      +5.41 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.73 C$ 2.53 C$      +46.57 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 C$ 1.01 C$      +23.68 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.84 C$ 2.52 C$      +36.95 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.19 C$ 2.43 C$      +10.87 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.09 C$ 1.94 C$      +78.57 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.07 C$ 1.64 C$      +52.99 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.03 C$ 3.55 C$      +74.79 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.85 C$ 2.25 C$      +21.26 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 C$ 20.00 C$      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.38 C$ 4.49 C$      +32.76 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.66 C$ 4.75 C$      +29.75 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 C$ 18.00 C$      +28.57 %
Transportation
Montreal Edit Halifax Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$ 2.75 C$      -21.43 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 88.50 C$ 82.50 C$      -6.78 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 3.38 C$      -10.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.86 C$ 2.74 C$      -4.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.80 C$ 27.85 C$      -26.32 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.88 C$ 4.48 C$      -8.08 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 C$ 24,285.00 C$      -2.86 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,214.14 C$ 21,035.00 C$      -13.13 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montreal Edit Halifax Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 94.90 C$ 175.01 C$      +84.42 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 C$ 0.23 C$      -35.71 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.56 C$ 94.83 C$      +46.89 %
Sports And Leisure
Montreal Edit Halifax Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.45 C$ 53.67 C$      +18.07 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.10 C$ 20.75 C$      +14.67 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 C$ 15.00 C$      +7.14 %
Childcare
Montreal Edit Halifax Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 712.05 C$ 916.67 C$      +28.74 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,166.67 C$ 16,500.00 C$      +80.00 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montreal Edit Halifax Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.09 C$ 70.25 C$      -7.68 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.42 C$ 48.75 C$      +12.27 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 103.53 C$ 112.69 C$      +8.85 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 139.14 C$ 124.50 C$      -10.52 %
Rent Per Month
Montreal Edit Halifax Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,270.69 C$ 1,449.77 C$      +14.09 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 901.21 C$ 1,010.51 C$      +12.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,227.91 C$ 2,238.10 C$      +0.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,563.84 C$ 1,627.61 C$      +4.08 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montreal Edit Halifax Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 616.11 C$ 428.97 C$      -30.37 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 334.71 C$ 284.12 C$      -15.12 %
Salaries And Financing
Montreal Edit Halifax Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,469.94 C$ 3,258.32 C$      -6.10 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.40 2.87      +19.55 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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