Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Seoul 

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Consumer Prices in Seoul are 7.3% higher than in Montreal (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seoul are 3.1% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Seoul are 6.6% lower than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 45.2% lower than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 33.5% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 10.0% higher than in Montreal
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Restaurants
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$
(24,638.26 ₩)
10.15 C$
(10,000.00 ₩)
     -59.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$
(118,263.63 ₩)
66.29 C$
(65,326.36 ₩)
     -44.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$
(14,782.95 ₩)
8.12 C$
(8,000.00 ₩)
     -45.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$
(7,884.24 ₩)
5.07 C$
(5,000.00 ₩)
     -36.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$
(7,884.24 ₩)
6.60 C$
(6,500.00 ₩)
     -17.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.09 C$
(5,013.89 ₩)
5.30 C$
(5,226.87 ₩)
     +4.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.74 C$
(2,699.15 ₩)
2.20 C$
(2,167.51 ₩)
     -19.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.07 C$
(2,037.15 ₩)
1.03 C$
(1,016.61 ₩)
     -50.1 %
Markets
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.04 C$
(10,879.69 ₩)
11.40 C$
(11,235.13 ₩)
     +3.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.96 C$
(3,904.25 ₩)
3.76 C$
(3,704.35 ₩)
     -5.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.17 C$
(2,136.72 ₩)
2.09 C$
(2,062.48 ₩)
     -3.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.55 C$
(4,482.67 ₩)
4.62 C$
(4,555.45 ₩)
     +1.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.67 C$
(7,556.43 ₩)
7.34 C$
(7,236.01 ₩)
     -4.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.99 C$
(7,877.78 ₩)
6.36 C$
(6,264.01 ₩)
     -20.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.75 C$
(8,622.49 ₩)
24.68 C$
(24,326.07 ₩)
     +182.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.26 C$
(2,224.79 ₩)
4.24 C$
(4,180.66 ₩)
     +87.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.90 C$
(886.15 ₩)
2.23 C$
(2,198.69 ₩)
     +148.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.25 C$
(2,220.70 ₩)
3.64 C$
(3,592.14 ₩)
     +61.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.68 C$
(2,638.49 ₩)
3.71 C$
(3,659.38 ₩)
     +38.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.26 C$
(1,245.27 ₩)
2.66 C$
(2,617.63 ₩)
     +110.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.53 C$
(1,504.28 ₩)
1.95 C$
(1,922.89 ₩)
     +27.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.32 C$
(3,269.82 ₩)
3.28 C$
(3,236.80 ₩)
     -1.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.23 C$
(2,202.43 ₩)
1.52 C$
(1,501.34 ₩)
     -31.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$
(17,739.54 ₩)
25.37 C$
(25,000.00 ₩)
     +40.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.45 C$
(4,387.02 ₩)
3.40 C$
(3,352.22 ₩)
     -23.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.55 C$
(4,480.22 ₩)
3.92 C$
(3,859.34 ₩)
     -13.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$
(14,782.95 ₩)
4.57 C$
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -69.6 %
Transportation
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.75 C$
(3,695.74 ₩)
1.42 C$
(1,400.00 ₩)
     -62.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 97.00 C$
(95,596.43 ₩)
60.88 C$
(60,000.00 ₩)
     -37.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.55 C$
(4,484.16 ₩)
4.87 C$
(4,800.00 ₩)
     +7.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$
(2,775.60 ₩)
1.63 C$
(1,609.34 ₩)
     -42.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 43.50 C$
(42,870.57 ₩)
12.18 C$
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -72.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.48 C$
(6,387.84 ₩)
6.46 C$
(6,365.76 ₩)
     -0.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$
(33,486,346.91 ₩)
38,284.97 C$
(37,731,000.00 ₩)
     +12.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,159.69 C$
(26,766,698.32 ₩)
34,392.18 C$
(33,894,531.25 ₩)
     +26.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 105.75 C$
(104,220.92 ₩)
238.78 C$
(235,325.25 ₩)
     +125.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 54.23 C$
(53,445.04 ₩)
63.64 C$
(62,720.59 ₩)
     +17.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.58 C$
(60,692.94 ₩)
32.69 C$
(32,217.52 ₩)
     -46.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.43 C$
(44,773.70 ₩)
67.88 C$
(66,893.94 ₩)
     +49.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.50 C$
(22,174.43 ₩)
23.05 C$
(22,717.50 ₩)
     +2.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$
(14,782.95 ₩)
15.22 C$
(15,000.00 ₩)
     +1.5 %
Childcare
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 955.00 C$
(941,181.39 ₩)
500.82 C$
(493,571.43 ₩)
     -47.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,316.67 C$
(10,167,387.10 ₩)
26,263.36 C$
(25,883,333.33 ₩)
     +154.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 89.80 C$
(88,495.89 ₩)
84.69 C$
(83,462.09 ₩)
     -5.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 62.91 C$
(62,002.28 ₩)
62.49 C$
(61,587.68 ₩)
     -0.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 121.96 C$
(120,199.49 ₩)
119.06 C$
(117,333.33 ₩)
     -2.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 144.87 C$
(142,772.21 ₩)
171.25 C$
(168,774.42 ₩)
     +18.2 %
Rent Per Month
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,679.38 C$
(1,655,074.87 ₩)
1,138.06 C$
(1,121,588.13 ₩)
     -32.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,310.51 C$
(1,291,551.47 ₩)
709.41 C$
(699,145.79 ₩)
     -45.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,974.29 C$
(2,931,248.55 ₩)
3,670.06 C$
(3,616,952.17 ₩)
     +23.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,112.71 C$
(2,082,143.84 ₩)
2,027.04 C$
(1,997,705.05 ₩)
     -4.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 951.88 C$
(938,101.69 ₩)
2,469.61 C$
(2,433,877.25 ₩)
     +159.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 563.54 C$
(555,388.74 ₩)
1,428.21 C$
(1,407,539.96 ₩)
     +153.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,690.69 C$
(3,637,282.42 ₩)
4,186.46 C$
(4,125,884.34 ₩)
     +13.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.41 4.76      -25.8 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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