Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Montreal 

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Cost of Living in Montreal is 5.2% lower than in Toronto (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Montreal is 17.3% lower than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Montreal are 36.4% lower than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Montreal are 0.9% lower than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Montreal are 0.1% higher than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Montreal is 4.9% lower than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Montreal 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$ 15.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 8.75 C$      +9.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 C$ 8.00 C$      -20.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.40 C$ 5.27 C$      -2.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.95 C$ 2.83 C$      -3.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.23 C$ 2.13 C$      -4.6 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Montreal Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 15.78 C$ 11.11 C$      -29.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.43 C$ 3.83 C$      +11.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.10 C$ 2.07 C$      -1.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.80 C$ 4.61 C$      -4.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.87 C$ 7.99 C$      +16.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.63 C$ 7.89 C$      +3.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.36 C$ 9.09 C$      +8.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.35 C$ 2.27 C$      -3.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.93 C$ 0.89 C$      -3.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.37 C$ 2.49 C$      +5.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.26 C$ 2.83 C$      +25.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.58 C$ 1.29 C$      -18.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.69 C$ 1.46 C$      -14.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.08 C$ 3.45 C$      +12.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.34 C$ 2.37 C$      +1.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$ 20.00 C$      +11.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.40 C$ 4.52 C$      +32.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.66 C$ 4.48 C$      +22.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -25.0 %
Transportation
Toronto Edit Montreal Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.35 C$ 3.75 C$      +11.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$ 97.00 C$      -37.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 C$ 4.95 C$      -1.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 3.22 C$      +14.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.00 C$ 60.00 C$      +93.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.12 C$ 6.53 C$      +6.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,256.00 C$ 33,978.00 C$      -0.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,429.24 C$ 27,785.04 C$      -8.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Montreal Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 159.67 C$ 112.93 C$      -29.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 63.86 C$ 52.94 C$      -17.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.65 C$ 60.42 C$      -16.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Montreal Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70.41 C$ 46.16 C$      -34.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.26 C$ 22.31 C$      -15.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -16.7 %
Childcare
Toronto Edit Montreal Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,526.92 C$ 898.67 C$      -41.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,544.17 C$ 9,057.14 C$      -63.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Montreal Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.21 C$ 87.82 C$      +8.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.73 C$ 66.56 C$      +33.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 138.29 C$ 118.17 C$      -14.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 164.34 C$ 146.25 C$      -11.0 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Montreal Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,524.61 C$ 1,663.80 C$      -34.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,164.27 C$ 1,281.25 C$      -40.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,436.51 C$ 2,997.56 C$      -32.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,621.75 C$ 2,161.41 C$      -40.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Montreal Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,292.64 C$ 921.03 C$      -28.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,007.80 C$ 530.53 C$      -47.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Montreal Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,752.90 C$ 3,739.30 C$      -21.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.50 6.39      -1.7 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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