Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Montreal 

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Consumer Prices in Montreal are 13.1% lower than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Montreal are 24.4% lower than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Montreal are 42.0% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Montreal are 1.0% lower than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Montreal are 15.9% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Montreal is 19.6% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver 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) 14.00 C$ 15.00 C$      +7.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 8.00 C$      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 8.00 C$      -11.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.44 C$ 5.06 C$      -6.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.06 C$ 2.74 C$      -10.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.69 C$ 2.04 C$      -24.2 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.66 C$ 11.04 C$      -5.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.77 C$ 3.96 C$      +5.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.72 C$ 2.17 C$      -20.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.03 C$ 4.55 C$      -24.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.85 C$ 7.67 C$      -13.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.06 C$ 7.99 C$      -11.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.78 C$ 8.75 C$      -18.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.95 C$ 2.26 C$      -23.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.83 C$ 0.90 C$      +8.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.48 C$ 2.25 C$      -9.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.04 C$ 2.68 C$      -12.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.15 C$ 1.26 C$      -41.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.80 C$ 1.53 C$      -15.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.69 C$ 3.32 C$      -10.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.54 C$ 2.23 C$      -12.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 18.00 C$      -10.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.79 C$ 4.45 C$      -7.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.96 C$ 4.55 C$      -8.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.07 C$ 15.00 C$      -25.3 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.15 C$ 3.75 C$      +19.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 140.00 C$ 97.00 C$      -30.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 C$ 4.55 C$      +13.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.45 C$ 2.82 C$      -18.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.90 C$ 43.50 C$      +17.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.37 C$ 6.48 C$      -12.1 %
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) 28,168.71 C$ 27,159.69 C$      -3.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 179.46 C$ 105.75 C$      -41.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 67.63 C$ 54.62 C$      -19.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.89 C$ 61.35 C$      -28.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.69 C$ 45.43 C$      -26.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.80 C$ 22.50 C$      +26.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -16.7 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,461.90 C$ 955.00 C$      -34.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,100.00 C$ 10,316.67 C$      -48.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 89.33 C$ 89.80 C$      +0.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 63.42 C$ 62.91 C$      -0.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 139.31 C$ 121.96 C$      -12.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 187.96 C$ 144.87 C$      -22.9 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,751.26 C$ 1,688.09 C$      -38.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,282.21 C$ 1,319.65 C$      -42.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,065.74 C$ 2,974.29 C$      -41.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,859.26 C$ 2,112.71 C$      -45.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,543.61 C$ 951.88 C$      -38.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 997.39 C$ 563.54 C$      -43.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,082.93 C$ 3,690.69 C$      -9.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.53 6.41      -1.9 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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