Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 6.12% higher than in Montreal (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 20.94% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Toronto are 57.91% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 12.55% higher than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 5.25% lower than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 6.77% higher than in Montreal
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Restaurants
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$ 20.00 C$      +33.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$ 80.00 C$      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 11.00 C$      -8.33 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$ 7.00 C$      +16.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$ 8.00 C$      +14.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.17 C$ 4.57 C$      +9.48 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 C$ 2.48 C$      +19.22 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.79 C$ 1.93 C$      +7.98 %
Markets
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.07 C$ 11.32 C$      +12.40 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.20 C$ 2.55 C$      -20.16 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.56 C$ 1.59 C$      +2.38 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.42 C$ 3.41 C$      -0.27 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.94 C$ 6.57 C$      -17.21 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.87 C$ 5.97 C$      -12.99 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.14 C$ 7.10 C$      -12.78 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.73 C$ 1.87 C$      +8.07 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 C$ 0.72 C$      -11.75 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.87 C$ 1.61 C$      -13.62 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.19 C$ 1.77 C$      -19.42 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.11 C$ 1.33 C$      +20.08 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.10 C$ 1.18 C$      +7.07 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.08 C$ 2.49 C$      +19.70 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.78 C$ 2.06 C$      +15.80 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 16.00 C$      +6.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.30 C$ 3.24 C$      -1.95 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.52 C$ 3.48 C$      -1.32 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 C$ 15.00 C$      +7.14 %
Transportation
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$ 3.25 C$      -7.14 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 88.25 C$ 156.00 C$      +76.77 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 4.25 C$      +13.33 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 3.22 C$      +14.29 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 C$ 31.04 C$      -20.42 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.70 C$ 4.59 C$      -2.26 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 C$ 25,000.00 C$      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,639.84 C$ 25,423.54 C$      +3.18 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 92.33 C$ 164.68 C$      +78.37 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.34 C$ 0.36 C$      +8.05 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.57 C$ 74.52 C$      +15.40 %
Sports And Leisure
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.44 C$ 56.60 C$      +30.31 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.72 C$ 22.83 C$      +21.95 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 C$ 15.00 C$      +7.14 %
Childcare
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 704.53 C$ 1,698.80 C$      +141.12 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,000.00 C$ 24,545.45 C$      +172.73 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 77.24 C$ 70.36 C$      -8.91 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.58 C$ 46.53 C$      +4.38 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 107.67 C$ 109.71 C$      +1.90 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 139.80 C$ 141.26 C$      +1.04 %
Rent Per Month
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,281.72 C$ 1,973.21 C$      +53.95 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 907.59 C$ 1,650.17 C$      +81.82 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,271.59 C$ 3,342.25 C$      +47.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,589.36 C$ 2,588.11 C$      +62.84 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 574.79 C$ 1,039.04 C$      +80.77 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 328.29 C$ 836.79 C$      +154.90 %
Salaries And Financing
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,570.63 C$ 4,610.73 C$      +29.13 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.42 2.44      +0.88 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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