Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Vancouver 

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 15.0% higher than in Montreal (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vancouver are 32.4% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 72.9% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 0.9% higher than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 18.7% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 18.3% lower than in Montreal
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Restaurants
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 25.00 C$      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 120.00 C$      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$ 14.00 C$      -6.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 8.00 C$      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 9.00 C$      +12.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.09 C$ 5.44 C$      +7.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.74 C$ 3.06 C$      +11.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.07 C$ 2.69 C$      +30.0 %
Markets
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.04 C$ 11.95 C$      +8.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.96 C$ 3.77 C$      -4.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.17 C$ 2.71 C$      +24.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.55 C$ 6.03 C$      +32.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.67 C$ 8.85 C$      +15.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.99 C$ 9.06 C$      +13.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.75 C$ 10.78 C$      +23.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.26 C$ 2.92 C$      +29.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.90 C$ 0.84 C$      -6.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.25 C$ 2.46 C$      +9.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.68 C$ 3.04 C$      +13.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.26 C$ 2.10 C$      +66.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.53 C$ 1.78 C$      +16.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.32 C$ 3.70 C$      +11.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.23 C$ 2.59 C$      +15.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$ 20.00 C$      +11.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.45 C$ 4.79 C$      +7.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.55 C$ 4.96 C$      +9.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 20.07 C$      +33.8 %
Transportation
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.75 C$ 3.15 C$      -16.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 97.00 C$ 140.00 C$      +44.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.55 C$ 4.00 C$      -12.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 3.45 C$      +22.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 43.50 C$ 36.90 C$      -15.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.48 C$ 7.37 C$      +13.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$ 33,978.00 C$      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,159.69 C$ 28,168.71 C$      +3.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 105.75 C$ 179.46 C$      +69.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 54.23 C$ 67.63 C$      +24.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.58 C$ 85.89 C$      +39.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.43 C$ 61.69 C$      +35.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.50 C$ 17.80 C$      -20.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 18.00 C$      +20.0 %
Childcare
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 955.00 C$ 1,461.90 C$      +53.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,316.67 C$ 20,100.00 C$      +94.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 89.80 C$ 89.33 C$      -0.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 62.91 C$ 63.42 C$      +0.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 121.96 C$ 139.31 C$      +14.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 144.87 C$ 187.96 C$      +29.7 %
Rent Per Month
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,679.38 C$ 2,754.18 C$      +64.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,310.51 C$ 2,282.21 C$      +74.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,974.29 C$ 5,065.74 C$      +70.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,112.71 C$ 3,859.26 C$      +82.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 951.88 C$ 1,520.02 C$      +59.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 563.54 C$ 1,007.38 C$      +78.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,773.54 C$ 4,082.93 C$      +8.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.41 6.53      +1.9 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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