Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Seoul 

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Cost of Living in Seoul is 5.4% higher than in Montreal (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Seoul is 1.5% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Seoul are 7.6% lower than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 43.7% lower than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 29.1% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 7.3% higher than in Montreal
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Restaurants
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$
(24,969.85 ₩)
10.51 C$
(10,500.00 ₩)
     -57.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$
(119,855.30 ₩)
70.08 C$
(70,000.00 ₩)
     -41.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$
(14,981.91 ₩)
8.21 C$
(8,200.00 ₩)
     -45.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.75 C$
(8,739.45 ₩)
5.01 C$
(5,000.00 ₩)
     -42.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$
(7,990.35 ₩)
7.01 C$
(7,000.00 ₩)
     -12.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.27 C$
(5,259.05 ₩)
5.25 C$
(5,245.66 ₩)
     -0.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 C$
(2,828.85 ₩)
2.09 C$
(2,083.04 ₩)
     -26.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.13 C$
(2,125.89 ₩)
1.11 C$
(1,106.14 ₩)
     -48.0 %
Markets
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.11 C$
(11,092.08 ₩)
11.07 C$
(11,059.39 ₩)
     -0.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.83 C$
(3,825.64 ₩)
3.81 C$
(3,803.94 ₩)
     -0.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.07 C$
(2,063.40 ₩)
2.06 C$
(2,056.41 ₩)
     -0.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.61 C$
(4,599.92 ₩)
4.40 C$
(4,393.27 ₩)
     -4.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.99 C$
(7,983.09 ₩)
7.38 C$
(7,367.67 ₩)
     -7.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.89 C$
(7,875.85 ₩)
6.50 C$
(6,489.85 ₩)
     -17.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.09 C$
(9,076.87 ₩)
24.28 C$
(24,254.88 ₩)
     +167.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.27 C$
(2,268.35 ₩)
4.25 C$
(4,244.56 ₩)
     +87.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 C$
(892.69 ₩)
2.18 C$
(2,173.51 ₩)
     +143.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.49 C$
(2,489.60 ₩)
3.47 C$
(3,461.50 ₩)
     +39.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.83 C$
(2,829.99 ₩)
3.64 C$
(3,631.30 ₩)
     +28.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.29 C$
(1,293.13 ₩)
2.61 C$
(2,604.71 ₩)
     +101.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.46 C$
(1,453.37 ₩)
1.94 C$
(1,939.71 ₩)
     +33.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.45 C$
(3,443.84 ₩)
3.31 C$
(3,309.85 ₩)
     -3.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.37 C$
(2,368.96 ₩)
1.54 C$
(1,537.76 ₩)
     -35.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$
(19,975.88 ₩)
25.03 C$
(25,000.00 ₩)
     +25.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.52 C$
(4,515.44 ₩)
3.42 C$
(3,411.21 ₩)
     -24.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.48 C$
(4,473.93 ₩)
4.00 C$
(3,996.07 ₩)
     -10.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$
(14,981.91 ₩)
4.51 C$
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -70.0 %
Transportation
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.75 C$
(3,745.48 ₩)
1.45 C$
(1,450.00 ₩)
     -61.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 97.00 C$
(96,883.03 ₩)
61.57 C$
(61,500.00 ₩)
     -36.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.95 C$
(4,944.03 ₩)
4.81 C$
(4,800.00 ₩)
     -2.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$
(3,214.81 ₩)
1.61 C$
(1,609.34 ₩)
     -49.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 C$
(59,927.65 ₩)
12.01 C$
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -80.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.53 C$
(6,525.20 ₩)
6.37 C$
(6,359.53 ₩)
     -2.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$
(33,937,028.25 ₩)
37,776.55 C$
(37,731,000.00 ₩)
     +11.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,785.04 C$
(27,751,534.32 ₩)
34,492.48 C$
(34,450,892.86 ₩)
     +24.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 111.36 C$
(111,224.20 ₩)
245.65 C$
(245,357.30 ₩)
     +120.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 52.72 C$
(52,659.01 ₩)
56.84 C$
(56,773.81 ₩)
     +7.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.63 C$
(60,560.76 ₩)
31.95 C$
(31,911.62 ₩)
     -47.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.16 C$
(46,104.34 ₩)
71.53 C$
(71,439.39 ₩)
     +55.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.31 C$
(22,280.79 ₩)
30.58 C$
(30,542.50 ₩)
     +37.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$
(14,981.91 ₩)
15.02 C$
(15,000.00 ₩)
     +0.1 %
Childcare
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 898.67 C$
(897,583.03 ₩)
518.46 C$
(517,833.33 ₩)
     -42.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,057.14 C$
(9,046,221.47 ₩)
28,300.79 C$
(28,266,666.67 ₩)
     +212.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 87.82 C$
(87,715.17 ₩)
79.47 C$
(79,371.18 ₩)
     -9.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 66.56 C$
(66,482.43 ₩)
58.19 C$
(58,120.33 ₩)
     -12.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 118.17 C$
(118,024.18 ₩)
117.71 C$
(117,565.22 ₩)
     -0.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 146.25 C$
(146,073.65 ₩)
168.83 C$
(168,630.24 ₩)
     +15.4 %
Rent Per Month
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,657.45 C$
(1,655,454.22 ₩)
1,171.90 C$
(1,170,487.12 ₩)
     -29.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,281.25 C$
(1,279,705.03 ₩)
717.53 C$
(716,666.67 ₩)
     -44.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,985.00 C$
(2,981,400.59 ₩)
3,614.99 C$
(3,610,631.68 ₩)
     +21.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,161.41 C$
(2,158,803.96 ₩)
1,964.62 C$
(1,962,251.71 ₩)
     -9.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 921.03 C$
(919,921.44 ₩)
2,363.53 C$
(2,360,683.31 ₩)
     +156.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 530.53 C$
(529,892.76 ₩)
1,353.20 C$
(1,351,563.70 ₩)
     +155.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,739.30 C$
(3,734,795.79 ₩)
4,072.06 C$
(4,067,152.66 ₩)
     +8.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.39 5.08      -20.5 %
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