Cost of Living Comparison Between Ottawa and Montreal 

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Consumer Prices in Montreal are 9.8% lower than in Ottawa (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Montreal are 11.9% lower than in Ottawa
Rent Prices in Montreal are 16.5% lower than in Ottawa
Restaurant Prices in Montreal are 8.2% lower than in Ottawa
Groceries Prices in Montreal are 2.2% lower than in Ottawa
Local Purchasing Power in Montreal is 11.3% higher than in Ottawa
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Restaurants
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 C$ 25.00 C$      -16.7 %
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$ 15.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 8.00 C$      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.75 C$ 8.00 C$      -17.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.46 C$ 5.21 C$      -4.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.44 C$ 2.81 C$      -18.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 C$ 2.08 C$      -11.1 %
Markets
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.75 C$ 10.76 C$      -8.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.54 C$ 3.93 C$      +10.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.48 C$ 2.05 C$      -17.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.32 C$ 4.54 C$      +5.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.88 C$ 7.69 C$      -13.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.68 C$ 7.56 C$      -1.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.59 C$ 8.88 C$      +3.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.59 C$ 2.17 C$      -16.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 C$ 0.92 C$      +15.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.88 C$ 2.40 C$      +27.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.52 C$ 2.76 C$      +9.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.70 C$ 1.27 C$      -25.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.65 C$ 1.50 C$      -9.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.19 C$ 3.40 C$      +6.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.23 C$ 2.30 C$      +3.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.51 C$ 4.54 C$      +29.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.48 C$ 4.48 C$      +28.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.50 C$ 15.00 C$      -14.3 %
Transportation
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.75 C$ 3.75 C$      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 128.75 C$ 97.00 C$      -24.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.12 C$ 4.55 C$      +10.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.46 C$ 3.22 C$      -27.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 C$ 53.10 C$      +18.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.74 C$ 6.48 C$      +13.0 %
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) 26,613.70 C$ 27,587.04 C$      +3.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 267.07 C$ 106.56 C$      -60.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 58.83 C$ 52.49 C$      -10.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 80.28 C$ 61.10 C$      -23.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70.73 C$ 45.12 C$      -36.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 34.00 C$ 22.50 C$      -33.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.50 C$ 15.00 C$      -3.2 %
Childcare
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,469.48 C$ 930.71 C$      -36.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,926.36 C$ 9,369.23 C$      -67.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 89.85 C$ 86.92 C$      -3.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 72.38 C$ 64.67 C$      -10.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 154.52 C$ 119.17 C$      -22.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 172.71 C$ 143.07 C$      -17.2 %
Rent Per Month
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,990.71 C$ 1,672.55 C$      -16.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,820.87 C$ 1,312.33 C$      -27.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,278.80 C$ 2,976.92 C$      -9.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,589.14 C$ 2,123.47 C$      -18.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 913.11 C$ 951.88 C$      +4.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 714.46 C$ 543.74 C$      -23.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,821.01 C$ 3,745.02 C$      -2.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.91 6.36      -8.0 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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