Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Vancouver 

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 9.7% higher than in Montreal (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vancouver are 30.2% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 80.4% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 3.7% higher than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 12.6% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 8.8% lower than in Montreal
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Restaurants
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.00 C$ 25.00 C$      +8.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 C$ 100.00 C$      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.00 C$ 12.50 C$      -10.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 C$ 7.50 C$      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.50 C$ 9.00 C$      +5.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.79 C$ 5.19 C$      +8.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 C$ 2.74 C$      +12.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.82 C$ 2.47 C$      +35.7 %
Markets
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.77 C$ 11.14 C$      +3.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.60 C$ 3.53 C$      -2.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.93 C$ 2.21 C$      +14.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.13 C$ 5.38 C$      +30.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.10 C$ 8.27 C$      +16.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.16 C$ 7.86 C$      +9.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.66 C$ 8.34 C$      +8.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.96 C$ 2.36 C$      +20.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 C$ 0.86 C$      -5.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.17 C$ 2.21 C$      +1.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.42 C$ 2.48 C$      +2.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.27 C$ 1.89 C$      +48.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.49 C$ 1.41 C$      -4.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.10 C$ 3.53 C$      +14.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.32 C$ 2.49 C$      +7.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.50 C$ 20.00 C$      +14.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.52 C$ 3.73 C$      +5.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.93 C$ 3.99 C$      +1.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 19.08 C$      +27.2 %
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$ 4.00 C$      -2.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 3.22 C$      +14.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 43.50 C$ 39.00 C$      -10.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.57 C$ 7.32 C$      +11.4 %
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) 26,234.32 C$ 26,833.33 C$      +2.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 99.73 C$ 146.38 C$      +46.8 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.51 C$ 0.36 C$      -28.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.04 C$ 89.91 C$      +47.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.29 C$ 59.81 C$      +52.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.62 C$ 14.93 C$      -23.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 17.75 C$      +18.4 %
Childcare
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 915.50 C$ 1,393.46 C$      +52.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,755.56 C$ 24,842.73 C$      +94.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82.97 C$ 82.64 C$      -0.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.75 C$ 54.61 C$      +3.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 119.57 C$ 122.18 C$      +2.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 149.12 C$ 154.50 C$      +3.6 %
Rent Per Month
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,481.93 C$ 2,541.22 C$      +71.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,115.95 C$ 2,138.30 C$      +91.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,535.00 C$ 4,540.87 C$      +79.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,888.29 C$ 3,462.00 C$      +83.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 778.15 C$ 1,291.10 C$      +65.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 441.12 C$ 982.22 C$      +122.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,867.54 C$ 4,591.62 C$      +18.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.61 5.74      +2.4 %
Last update: May 2023May 2023
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