Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Seoul 

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Cost of Living in Seoul is 11.8% higher than in Montreal (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Seoul is 5.1% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Seoul are 12.8% lower than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 43.0% lower than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 28.4% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 2.5% higher than in Montreal
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Restaurants
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$
(25,244.08 ₩)
10.00 C$
(10,096.00 ₩)
     -60.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$
(121,171.58 ₩)
66.85 C$
(67,500.00 ₩)
     -44.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$
(15,146.45 ₩)
7.92 C$
(8,000.00 ₩)
     -47.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.00 C$
(9,087.87 ₩)
4.95 C$
(5,000.00 ₩)
     -45.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$
(8,078.11 ₩)
6.93 C$
(7,000.00 ₩)
     -13.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.24 C$
(5,291.45 ₩)
5.16 C$
(5,210.98 ₩)
     -1.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.82 C$
(2,851.11 ₩)
2.09 C$
(2,107.89 ₩)
     -26.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.13 C$
(2,149.21 ₩)
1.07 C$
(1,076.92 ₩)
     -49.9 %
Markets
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.32 C$
(11,430.40 ₩)
11.11 C$
(11,217.10 ₩)
     -1.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.95 C$
(3,988.60 ₩)
3.86 C$
(3,899.22 ₩)
     -2.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.11 C$
(2,132.43 ₩)
2.03 C$
(2,054.78 ₩)
     -3.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.77 C$
(4,812.34 ₩)
4.55 C$
(4,597.75 ₩)
     -4.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.39 C$
(8,473.76 ₩)
7.70 C$
(7,777.61 ₩)
     -8.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 8.07 C$
(8,148.00 ₩)
6.63 C$
(6,695.96 ₩)
     -17.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.97 C$
(9,057.81 ₩)
24.08 C$
(24,312.58 ₩)
     +168.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.24 C$
(2,259.10 ₩)
4.38 C$
(4,420.08 ₩)
     +95.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.93 C$
(937.32 ₩)
2.18 C$
(2,206.25 ₩)
     +135.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.56 C$
(2,581.08 ₩)
3.43 C$
(3,466.71 ₩)
     +34.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.82 C$
(2,842.55 ₩)
3.56 C$
(3,592.28 ₩)
     +26.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.39 C$
(1,402.09 ₩)
2.44 C$
(2,460.19 ₩)
     +75.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.52 C$
(1,535.60 ₩)
2.01 C$
(2,030.63 ₩)
     +32.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.38 C$
(3,409.73 ₩)
3.41 C$
(3,441.01 ₩)
     +0.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.42 C$
(2,444.51 ₩)
1.71 C$
(1,731.13 ₩)
     -29.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$
(20,195.26 ₩)
29.71 C$
(30,000.00 ₩)
     +48.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.54 C$
(4,583.64 ₩)
3.46 C$
(3,495.07 ₩)
     -23.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.75 C$
(4,793.49 ₩)
4.07 C$
(4,113.18 ₩)
     -14.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.20 C$
(15,348.40 ₩)
4.46 C$
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -70.7 %
Transportation
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.75 C$
(3,786.61 ₩)
1.44 C$
(1,450.00 ₩)
     -61.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 97.00 C$
(97,947.03 ₩)
61.40 C$
(62,000.00 ₩)
     -36.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.75 C$
(4,796.38 ₩)
4.75 C$
(4,800.00 ₩)
     +0.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.26 C$
(3,290.74 ₩)
1.28 C$
(1,287.48 ₩)
     -60.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 53.10 C$
(53,618.43 ₩)
11.88 C$
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -77.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.57 C$
(6,638.14 ₩)
6.30 C$
(6,356.69 ₩)
     -4.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$
(34,309,734.08 ₩)
37,366.19 C$
(37,731,000.00 ₩)
     +10.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,923.21 C$
(28,195,828.35 ₩)
30,683.76 C$
(30,983,333.33 ₩)
     +9.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 111.10 C$
(112,185.02 ₩)
244.02 C$
(246,405.37 ₩)
     +119.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 54.06 C$
(54,591.92 ₩)
56.68 C$
(57,229.60 ₩)
     +4.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.16 C$
(61,753.80 ₩)
30.57 C$
(30,865.94 ₩)
     -50.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.16 C$
(46,610.67 ₩)
74.37 C$
(75,093.99 ₩)
     +61.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.54 C$
(21,748.75 ₩)
32.86 C$
(33,176.88 ₩)
     +52.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$
(15,146.45 ₩)
14.85 C$
(15,000.00 ₩)
     -1.0 %
Childcare
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 933.13 C$
(942,238.52 ₩)
496.69 C$
(501,543.28 ₩)
     -46.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,578.64 C$
(9,672,154.53 ₩)
26,937.01 C$
(27,200,000.00 ₩)
     +181.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 85.70 C$
(86,540.07 ₩)
83.47 C$
(84,285.71 ₩)
     -2.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 65.95 C$
(66,593.48 ₩)
59.69 C$
(60,272.22 ₩)
     -9.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 123.50 C$
(124,705.76 ₩)
120.48 C$
(121,653.85 ₩)
     -2.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 152.10 C$
(153,584.98 ₩)
176.80 C$
(178,529.41 ₩)
     +16.2 %
Rent Per Month
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,692.26 C$
(1,708,786.07 ₩)
1,133.89 C$
(1,144,959.36 ₩)
     -33.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,296.81 C$
(1,309,469.51 ₩)
697.04 C$
(703,846.15 ₩)
     -46.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,002.50 C$
(3,031,814.01 ₩)
3,444.77 C$
(3,478,397.08 ₩)
     +14.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,151.71 C$
(2,172,714.87 ₩)
1,829.20 C$
(1,847,058.82 ₩)
     -15.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 921.03 C$
(930,024.27 ₩)
2,370.85 C$
(2,393,996.73 ₩)
     +157.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 540.46 C$
(545,732.29 ₩)
1,411.42 C$
(1,425,204.64 ₩)
     +161.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,590.63 C$
(3,625,684.60 ₩)
3,868.39 C$
(3,906,158.73 ₩)
     +7.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.43 5.01      -22.1 %
Last update: July 2024July 2024
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