Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Montreal 

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Consumer Prices in Montreal are 8.3% lower than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Montreal are 22.7% lower than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Montreal are 44.0% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Montreal are 12.0% lower than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Montreal are 9.0% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Montreal is 6.8% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 20.00 C$      -20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 C$ 90.00 C$      -10.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 13.00 C$      +8.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 C$ 7.75 C$      +3.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 8.25 C$      -8.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.06 C$ 4.77 C$      -5.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.73 C$ 2.46 C$      -10.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 C$ 1.79 C$      -26.5 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.87 C$ 10.51 C$      -3.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.18 C$ 3.44 C$      +8.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.16 C$ 1.77 C$      -18.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.07 C$ 3.98 C$      -21.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.39 C$ 7.03 C$      -4.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.25 C$ 7.06 C$      -2.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.28 C$ 7.84 C$      -5.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.01 C$ 1.93 C$      -4.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 C$ 0.92 C$      +7.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.12 C$ 1.95 C$      -8.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.29 C$ 2.23 C$      -2.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.69 C$ 1.08 C$      -35.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.24 C$ 1.31 C$      +5.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.22 C$ 3.05 C$      -5.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.53 C$ 2.29 C$      -9.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 16.00 C$      -20.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.36 C$ 3.18 C$      -5.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.78 C$ 3.59 C$      -4.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 19.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -21.1 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.10 C$ 3.50 C$      +12.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 C$ 94.00 C$      -21.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 4.10 C$      +9.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$ 2.82 C$      -12.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.14 C$ 41.25 C$      +11.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.93 C$ 7.33 C$      -7.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 C$ 30,000.00 C$      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,552.63 C$ 26,296.04 C$      -1.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 126.82 C$ 106.99 C$      -15.6 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 C$ 0.51 C$      +67.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 84.93 C$ 61.44 C$      -27.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 59.09 C$ 37.50 C$      -36.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.76 C$ 19.59 C$      +32.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -11.8 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,387.73 C$ 905.79 C$      -34.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,796.18 C$ 11,316.67 C$      -54.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.31 C$ 83.31 C$      +5.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.41 C$ 50.46 C$      +0.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 118.89 C$ 122.61 C$      +3.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 149.23 C$ 156.78 C$      +5.1 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,445.55 C$ 1,440.88 C$      -41.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,085.71 C$ 1,101.28 C$      -47.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,553.66 C$ 2,520.52 C$      -44.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,248.69 C$ 1,838.30 C$      -43.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,277.54 C$ 770.21 C$      -39.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 977.71 C$ 441.12 C$      -54.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,616.94 C$ 3,811.52 C$      -17.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.71 5.33      +13.2 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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