Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Seoul 

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Consumer Prices in Seoul are 13.46% higher than in Montreal (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seoul are 12.24% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Seoul are 9.22% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 29.95% lower than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 33.70% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 21.45% lower than in Montreal
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Restaurants
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$
(13,735.80 ₩)
8.74 C$
(8,000.00 ₩)
     -41.76 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$
(73,257.61 ₩)
54.60 C$
(50,000.00 ₩)
     -31.75 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$
(10,988.64 ₩)
7.10 C$
(6,500.00 ₩)
     -40.85 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$
(5,494.32 ₩)
3.82 C$
(3,500.00 ₩)
     -36.30 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$
(6,410.04 ₩)
6.55 C$
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -6.40 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.15 C$
(3,796.41 ₩)
5.20 C$
(4,765.63 ₩)
     +25.53 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 C$
(1,909.28 ₩)
1.79 C$
(1,643.33 ₩)
     -13.93 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.78 C$
(1,626.51 ₩)
0.98 C$
(893.88 ₩)
     -45.04 %
Markets
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.99 C$
(9,145.19 ₩)
10.60 C$
(9,705.44 ₩)
     +6.13 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.19 C$
(2,919.09 ₩)
2.98 C$
(2,727.09 ₩)
     -6.58 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.56 C$
(1,425.61 ₩)
2.33 C$
(2,135.74 ₩)
     +49.81 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.42 C$
(3,131.40 ₩)
4.07 C$
(3,725.92 ₩)
     +18.99 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.94 C$
(7,271.68 ₩)
8.28 C$
(7,581.32 ₩)
     +4.26 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.87 C$
(6,287.63 ₩)
5.38 C$
(4,922.22 ₩)
     -21.72 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.14 C$
(7,450.75 ₩)
16.84 C$
(15,424.53 ₩)
     +107.02 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.73 C$
(1,582.14 ₩)
4.38 C$
(4,008.90 ₩)
     +153.38 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 C$
(742.67 ₩)
2.00 C$
(1,833.05 ₩)
     +146.82 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.87 C$
(1,708.80 ₩)
3.11 C$
(2,850.66 ₩)
     +66.82 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.19 C$
(2,007.45 ₩)
3.65 C$
(3,346.36 ₩)
     +66.70 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.11 C$
(1,013.41 ₩)
2.05 C$
(1,880.07 ₩)
     +85.52 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.10 C$
(1,008.53 ₩)
1.57 C$
(1,436.38 ₩)
     +42.42 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.08 C$
(1,905.02 ₩)
2.80 C$
(2,561.88 ₩)
     +34.48 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.78 C$
(1,631.39 ₩)
1.42 C$
(1,299.17 ₩)
     -20.36 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$
(13,735.80 ₩)
21.84 C$
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +45.60 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.30 C$
(3,025.10 ₩)
2.84 C$
(2,604.18 ₩)
     -13.91 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.52 C$
(3,226.58 ₩)
3.44 C$
(3,147.37 ₩)
     -2.46 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 C$
(12,820.08 ₩)
4.91 C$
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -64.90 %
Transportation
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$
(3,205.02 ₩)
1.37 C$
(1,250.00 ₩)
     -61.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 88.25 C$
(80,812.30 ₩)
60.06 C$
(55,000.00 ₩)
     -31.94 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$
(3,433.95 ₩)
4.15 C$
(3,800.00 ₩)
     +10.66 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$
(2,578.99 ₩)
1.41 C$
(1,287.48 ₩)
     -50.08 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 C$
(35,713.08 ₩)
13.10 C$
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -66.40 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.68 C$
(4,284.88 ₩)
6.22 C$
(5,695.46 ₩)
     +32.92 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 C$
(22,893,002.93 ₩)
34,945.18 C$
(32,000,000.00 ₩)
     +39.78 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,639.84 C$
(22,563,197.17 ₩)
33,025.01 C$
(30,241,666.67 ₩)
     +34.03 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 92.33 C$
(84,544.69 ₩)
235.92 C$
(216,040.28 ₩)
     +155.53 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.34 C$
(307.04 ₩)
0.17 C$
(157.89 ₩)
     -48.58 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.23 C$
(58,817.09 ₩)
29.44 C$
(26,959.62 ₩)
     -54.16 %
Sports And Leisure
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.44 C$
(39,777.60 ₩)
69.75 C$
(63,869.57 ₩)
     +60.57 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.72 C$
(17,139.89 ₩)
23.05 C$
(21,111.11 ₩)
     +23.17 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 C$
(12,820.08 ₩)
11.47 C$
(10,500.00 ₩)
     -18.10 %
Childcare
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 704.53 C$
(645,155.35 ₩)
536.37 C$
(491,160.56 ₩)
     -23.87 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,000.00 C$
(8,241,481.05 ₩)
25,089.54 C$
(22,975,000.00 ₩)
     +178.77 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.59 C$
(70,133.96 ₩)
79.81 C$
(73,080.82 ₩)
     +4.20 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.16 C$
(41,353.19 ₩)
57.00 C$
(52,194.97 ₩)
     +26.22 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 107.27 C$
(98,229.30 ₩)
104.44 C$
(95,636.36 ₩)
     -2.64 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 139.04 C$
(127,320.32 ₩)
162.34 C$
(148,662.43 ₩)
     +16.76 %
Rent Per Month
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,276.17 C$
(1,168,616.26 ₩)
1,125.02 C$
(1,030,200.63 ₩)
     -11.84 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 912.95 C$
(836,003.41 ₩)
811.58 C$
(743,181.82 ₩)
     -11.10 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,272.62 C$
(2,081,082.98 ₩)
3,045.24 C$
(2,788,583.37 ₩)
     +34.00 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,583.48 C$
(1,450,022.90 ₩)
1,620.96 C$
(1,484,342.10 ₩)
     +2.37 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 574.79 C$
(526,348.65 ₩)
2,319.82 C$
(2,124,302.41 ₩)
     +303.59 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 328.31 C$
(300,637.96 ₩)
1,160.88 C$
(1,063,045.59 ₩)
     +253.60 %
Salaries And Financing
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,594.04 C$
(3,291,139.31 ₩)
3,168.83 C$
(2,901,757.01 ₩)
     -11.83 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.42 3.12      +29.22 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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