Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Seoul 

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Consumer Prices in Seoul are 24.0% higher than in Montreal (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seoul are 22.7% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Seoul are 19.5% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 27.2% lower than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 58.5% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 17.4% lower than in Montreal
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Restaurants
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$
(18,442.22 ₩)
10.30 C$
(9,500.00 ₩)
     -48.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 C$
(82,989.99 ₩)
75.91 C$
(70,000.00 ₩)
     -15.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 C$
(11,987.44 ₩)
8.68 C$
(8,000.00 ₩)
     -33.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 C$
(6,915.83 ₩)
4.61 C$
(4,250.00 ₩)
     -38.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$
(7,376.89 ₩)
7.05 C$
(6,500.00 ₩)
     -11.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.78 C$
(4,404.85 ₩)
5.71 C$
(5,265.62 ₩)
     +19.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 C$
(2,249.47 ₩)
2.13 C$
(1,964.16 ₩)
     -12.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 C$
(1,684.22 ₩)
1.19 C$
(1,095.59 ₩)
     -34.9 %
Markets
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.51 C$
(9,691.33 ₩)
11.80 C$
(10,885.16 ₩)
     +12.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.44 C$
(3,173.73 ₩)
3.94 C$
(3,631.28 ₩)
     +14.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.75 C$
(1,611.74 ₩)
2.31 C$
(2,133.70 ₩)
     +32.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.98 C$
(3,666.93 ₩)
5.55 C$
(5,113.53 ₩)
     +39.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.03 C$
(6,486.47 ₩)
7.25 C$
(6,685.86 ₩)
     +3.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.92 C$
(6,385.19 ₩)
6.77 C$
(6,238.18 ₩)
     -2.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.92 C$
(7,300.75 ₩)
28.23 C$
(26,027.39 ₩)
     +256.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.93 C$
(1,781.03 ₩)
4.14 C$
(3,819.45 ₩)
     +114.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.92 C$
(848.85 ₩)
2.34 C$
(2,157.87 ₩)
     +154.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.95 C$
(1,795.15 ₩)
4.10 C$
(3,785.12 ₩)
     +110.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.22 C$
(2,049.52 ₩)
4.02 C$
(3,710.04 ₩)
     +81.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.05 C$
(970.86 ₩)
2.42 C$
(2,230.44 ₩)
     +129.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.26 C$
(1,157.96 ₩)
1.93 C$
(1,777.96 ₩)
     +53.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.05 C$
(2,811.17 ₩)
3.32 C$
(3,065.78 ₩)
     +9.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.29 C$
(2,114.31 ₩)
1.46 C$
(1,350.00 ₩)
     -36.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 C$
(14,753.78 ₩)
21.69 C$
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +35.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.16 C$
(2,913.63 ₩)
3.16 C$
(2,910.90 ₩)
     -0.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.54 C$
(3,260.89 ₩)
3.46 C$
(3,187.10 ₩)
     -2.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$
(13,831.67 ₩)
4.88 C$
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -67.5 %
Transportation
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$
(3,227.39 ₩)
1.41 C$
(1,300.00 ₩)
     -59.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 94.00 C$
(86,678.44 ₩)
59.65 C$
(55,000.00 ₩)
     -36.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.10 C$
(3,780.66 ₩)
4.12 C$
(3,800.00 ₩)
     +0.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$
(2,596.99 ₩)
2.09 C$
(1,931.21 ₩)
     -25.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 41.25 C$
(38,037.08 ₩)
13.01 C$
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -68.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.31 C$
(6,739.66 ₩)
7.45 C$
(6,870.25 ₩)
     +1.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 C$
(27,663,330.71 ₩)
41,209.79 C$
(38,000,000.00 ₩)
     +37.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,296.04 C$
(24,247,865.13 ₩)
39,300.67 C$
(36,239,583.33 ₩)
     +49.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 104.43 C$
(96,293.99 ₩)
257.05 C$
(237,031.75 ₩)
     +146.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.51 C$
(468.74 ₩)
0.22 C$
(207.00 ₩)
     -55.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.16 C$
(56,396.92 ₩)
32.31 C$
(29,788.95 ₩)
     -47.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.55 C$
(36,468.53 ₩)
77.57 C$
(71,526.24 ₩)
     +96.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.56 C$
(17,113.30 ₩)
25.88 C$
(23,860.00 ₩)
     +39.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.99 C$
(13,822.44 ₩)
15.18 C$
(14,000.00 ₩)
     +1.3 %
Childcare
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 905.79 C$
(835,238.46 ₩)
542.81 C$
(500,529.41 ₩)
     -40.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,316.67 C$
(10,435,223.08 ₩)
25,213.87 C$
(23,249,991.40 ₩)
     +122.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.31 C$
(76,823.74 ₩)
84.20 C$
(77,640.32 ₩)
     +1.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.82 C$
(45,943.61 ₩)
63.48 C$
(58,539.18 ₩)
     +27.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 122.61 C$
(113,055.66 ₩)
98.13 C$
(90,485.77 ₩)
     -20.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 153.82 C$
(141,841.79 ₩)
160.38 C$
(147,891.14 ₩)
     +4.3 %
Rent Per Month
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,439.68 C$
(1,327,541.96 ₩)
1,080.58 C$
(996,412.83 ₩)
     -24.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,102.69 C$
(1,016,804.73 ₩)
822.65 C$
(758,572.05 ₩)
     -25.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,520.52 C$
(2,324,200.88 ₩)
3,842.44 C$
(3,543,156.63 ₩)
     +52.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,839.13 C$
(1,695,882.45 ₩)
2,499.27 C$
(2,304,608.84 ₩)
     +35.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 770.21 C$
(710,220.18 ₩)
2,858.42 C$
(2,635,784.90 ₩)
     +271.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 441.12 C$
(406,763.39 ₩)
1,454.65 C$
(1,341,345.17 ₩)
     +229.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,739.84 C$
(3,448,550.51 ₩)
3,790.49 C$
(3,495,248.94 ₩)
     +1.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.33 3.61      -32.2 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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