Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 8.46% higher than in Montreal (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 21.59% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Toronto are 54.09% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 13.00% higher than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 3.38% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 4.52% higher than in Montreal
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Restaurants
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 25.00 C$      +25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 C$ 100.00 C$      +11.11 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 C$ 12.00 C$      -7.69 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.00 C$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 9.00 C$      +12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.77 C$ 4.74 C$      -0.59 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.37 C$ 2.50 C$      +5.37 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.95 C$ 2.09 C$      +6.74 %
Markets
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.52 C$ 12.05 C$      +4.55 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.43 C$ 3.12 C$      -9.06 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.74 C$ 1.70 C$      -2.18 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.88 C$ 3.83 C$      -1.23 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.06 C$ 7.24 C$      +2.60 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.72 C$ 7.42 C$      +10.41 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.80 C$ 7.52 C$      -3.59 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.02 C$ 1.97 C$      -2.58 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.88 C$ 0.77 C$      -12.26 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.92 C$ 1.85 C$      -3.47 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.16 C$ 2.03 C$      -6.06 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.21 C$ 1.67 C$      +37.66 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.20 C$ 1.32 C$      +10.55 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.40 C$ 3.12 C$      +29.79 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.21 C$ 1.97 C$      -10.48 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 16.00 C$      +6.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.40 C$ 3.27 C$      -3.87 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.59 C$ 3.75 C$      +4.62 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 17.60 C$      +17.33 %
Transportation
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$ 3.25 C$      -7.14 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.50 C$ 156.00 C$      +72.38 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 C$ 4.44 C$      +11.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 2.82 C$      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 C$ 31.00 C$      -20.51 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.79 C$ 7.52 C$      -3.41 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 C$ 28,000.00 C$      -6.67 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,850.57 C$ 25,694.20 C$      -0.60 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 104.71 C$ 169.73 C$      +62.09 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.49 C$ 0.42 C$      -13.80 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.35 C$ 76.08 C$      +23.99 %
Sports And Leisure
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.46 C$ 61.25 C$      +40.93 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.62 C$ 23.14 C$      +12.24 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Childcare
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 900.71 C$ 1,606.00 C$      +78.30 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,000.00 C$ 26,544.17 C$      +141.31 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 88.17 C$ 85.50 C$      -3.03 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.51 C$ 49.80 C$      +2.66 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 128.96 C$ 127.42 C$      -1.19 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 154.12 C$ 131.03 C$      -14.98 %
Rent Per Month
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,382.21 C$ 2,132.73 C$      +54.30 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,045.00 C$ 1,833.73 C$      +75.48 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,494.14 C$ 3,437.25 C$      +37.81 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,784.44 C$ 2,929.23 C$      +64.15 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 784.35 C$ 1,169.38 C$      +49.09 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 430.38 C$ 911.49 C$      +111.79 %
Salaries And Financing
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,711.19 C$ 4,716.55 C$      +27.09 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.09 5.19      +2.12 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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