Cost of Living Comparison Between Ottawa and Montreal 

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Consumer Prices in Montreal are 2.24% lower than in Ottawa (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Montreal are 6.78% lower than in Ottawa
Rent Prices in Montreal are 16.40% lower than in Ottawa
Restaurant Prices in Montreal are 6.96% lower than in Ottawa
Groceries Prices in Montreal are 3.79% higher than in Ottawa
Local Purchasing Power in Montreal is 12.29% lower than in Ottawa
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Restaurants
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 19.38 C$      -22.48 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$ 90.00 C$      +12.50 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 12.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.00 C$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 8.00 C$      -11.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.80 C$ 4.70 C$      -2.03 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.75 C$ 2.31 C$      -16.17 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 C$ 1.92 C$      -7.34 %
Markets
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.89 C$ 11.22 C$      +26.14 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.52 C$ 3.41 C$      +35.22 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.62 C$ 1.74 C$      +7.33 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.56 C$ 3.79 C$      +6.52 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.62 C$ 7.26 C$      +9.63 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.17 C$ 6.65 C$      -7.26 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.84 C$ 7.80 C$      -0.51 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.14 C$ 1.98 C$      -7.48 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 C$ 0.83 C$      +13.17 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.86 C$ 1.92 C$      +3.24 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.11 C$ 2.13 C$      +0.95 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.99 C$ 1.19 C$      +20.27 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.13 C$ 1.17 C$      +3.76 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.75 C$ 2.41 C$      -12.24 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.95 C$ 2.21 C$      +13.19 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.09 C$ 3.40 C$      +10.09 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 C$ 3.61 C$      +20.42 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Transportation
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.67 C$ 3.50 C$      -4.76 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 122.50 C$ 90.50 C$      -26.12 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 C$ 4.00 C$      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.99 C$ 2.82 C$      -5.91 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 C$ 39.00 C$      +62.50 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.47 C$ 7.84 C$      +4.97 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,700.00 C$ 30,000.00 C$      +4.53 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,856.14 C$ 26,321.16 C$      +1.80 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 164.77 C$ 108.96 C$      -33.87 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.31 C$ 0.49 C$      +58.81 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 78.29 C$ 62.45 C$      -20.23 %
Sports And Leisure
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70.05 C$ 46.27 C$      -33.94 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.00 C$ 21.50 C$      -20.37 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.50 C$ 15.00 C$      -3.23 %
Childcare
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,350.00 C$ 900.71 C$      -33.28 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,750.00 C$ 11,000.00 C$      -49.43 %
Clothing And Shoes
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 70.83 C$ 87.04 C$      +22.88 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.58 C$ 47.64 C$      -3.93 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 107.08 C$ 129.49 C$      +20.92 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 139.31 C$ 151.50 C$      +8.75 %
Rent Per Month
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,692.11 C$ 1,376.25 C$      -18.67 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,336.67 C$ 1,025.20 C$      -23.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,770.83 C$ 2,500.10 C$      -9.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,187.50 C$ 1,775.58 C$      -18.83 %
Buy Apartment Price
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 593.32 C$ 798.54 C$      +34.59 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 385.00 C$ 435.74 C$      +13.18 %
Salaries And Financing
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,412.83 C$ 3,608.14 C$      -18.24 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.93 5.07      +2.82 %
Last update: June 2022June 2022
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