Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Vancouver 

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 9.0% higher than in Montreal (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vancouver are 29.4% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 78.7% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 13.6% higher than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 9.8% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 6.4% lower than in Montreal
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Restaurants
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 25.00 C$      +25.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 C$ 100.00 C$      +11.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 C$ 12.00 C$      -7.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.75 C$ 7.50 C$      -3.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.25 C$ 9.00 C$      +9.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.77 C$ 5.06 C$      +6.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 C$ 2.73 C$      +11.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.79 C$ 2.43 C$      +36.0 %
Markets
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.51 C$ 10.87 C$      +3.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.44 C$ 3.18 C$      -7.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.77 C$ 2.16 C$      +22.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.98 C$ 5.07 C$      +27.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.03 C$ 7.39 C$      +5.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.06 C$ 7.25 C$      +2.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.84 C$ 8.28 C$      +5.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.93 C$ 2.01 C$      +4.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.92 C$ 0.85 C$      -7.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.95 C$ 2.12 C$      +9.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.23 C$ 2.29 C$      +2.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.08 C$ 1.69 C$      +55.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.31 C$ 1.24 C$      -5.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.05 C$ 3.22 C$      +5.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.29 C$ 2.53 C$      +10.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 C$ 20.00 C$      +25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.18 C$ 3.36 C$      +5.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.59 C$ 3.78 C$      +5.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 19.00 C$      +26.7 %
Transportation
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$ 3.10 C$      -11.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 94.00 C$ 120.00 C$      +27.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.10 C$ 3.75 C$      -8.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 3.22 C$      +14.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 41.25 C$ 37.14 C$      -10.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.33 C$ 7.93 C$      +8.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 C$ 30,000.00 C$      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,296.04 C$ 26,552.63 C$      +1.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 106.99 C$ 126.82 C$      +18.5 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.51 C$ 0.30 C$      -40.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.44 C$ 84.93 C$      +38.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.50 C$ 59.09 C$      +57.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.59 C$ 14.76 C$      -24.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 17.00 C$      +13.4 %
Childcare
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 905.79 C$ 1,387.73 C$      +53.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,316.67 C$ 24,796.18 C$      +119.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.31 C$ 79.31 C$      -4.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.46 C$ 50.41 C$      -0.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 122.61 C$ 118.89 C$      -3.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 156.78 C$ 149.23 C$      -4.8 %
Rent Per Month
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,440.88 C$ 2,445.55 C$      +69.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,101.28 C$ 2,085.71 C$      +89.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,520.52 C$ 4,553.66 C$      +80.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,838.30 C$ 3,248.69 C$      +76.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 770.21 C$ 1,277.54 C$      +65.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 441.12 C$ 977.71 C$      +121.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,811.52 C$ 4,616.94 C$      +21.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.33 4.71      -11.6 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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