Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Seoul 

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Consumer Prices in Seoul are 23.81% higher than in Montreal (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seoul are 20.27% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Seoul are 11.33% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 24.96% lower than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 48.44% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 15.30% lower than in Montreal
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Restaurants
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$
(13,245.43 ₩)
9.06 C$
(8,000.00 ₩)
     -39.60 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 C$
(66,227.17 ₩)
56.62 C$
(50,000.00 ₩)
     -24.50 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$
(10,596.35 ₩)
7.36 C$
(6,500.00 ₩)
     -38.66 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 C$
(5,739.69 ₩)
4.53 C$
(4,000.00 ₩)
     -30.31 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$
(6,181.20 ₩)
6.79 C$
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -2.93 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.96 C$
(3,498.06 ₩)
5.35 C$
(4,726.41 ₩)
     +35.12 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.94 C$
(1,712.74 ₩)
2.08 C$
(1,838.81 ₩)
     +7.36 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.67 C$
(1,474.96 ₩)
0.98 C$
(864.98 ₩)
     -41.36 %
Markets
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.65 C$
(8,524.11 ₩)
10.85 C$
(9,583.32 ₩)
     +12.43 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.15 C$
(2,785.68 ₩)
3.09 C$
(2,732.37 ₩)
     -1.91 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.34 C$
(1,182.85 ₩)
2.52 C$
(2,227.65 ₩)
     +88.33 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.31 C$
(2,919.02 ₩)
3.79 C$
(3,348.00 ₩)
     +14.70 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.54 C$
(6,661.07 ₩)
10.74 C$
(9,480.29 ₩)
     +42.32 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.45 C$
(5,696.83 ₩)
5.38 C$
(4,747.92 ₩)
     -16.66 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.58 C$
(7,577.95 ₩)
20.24 C$
(17,874.95 ₩)
     +135.88 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.70 C$
(1,501.61 ₩)
4.51 C$
(3,982.55 ₩)
     +165.22 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.83 C$
(736.53 ₩)
1.99 C$
(1,755.67 ₩)
     +138.37 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.92 C$
(1,691.39 ₩)
3.11 C$
(2,744.24 ₩)
     +62.25 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.17 C$
(1,912.44 ₩)
4.01 C$
(3,542.60 ₩)
     +85.24 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.03 C$
(910.64 ₩)
2.21 C$
(1,948.44 ₩)
     +113.96 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.15 C$
(1,014.96 ₩)
1.61 C$
(1,425.58 ₩)
     +40.46 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.51 C$
(2,217.76 ₩)
2.85 C$
(2,512.67 ₩)
     +13.30 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.78 C$
(1,569.67 ₩)
1.46 C$
(1,291.30 ₩)
     -17.73 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$
(13,245.43 ₩)
22.65 C$
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +51.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.95 C$
(2,609.11 ₩)
2.97 C$
(2,626.06 ₩)
     +0.65 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.51 C$
(3,100.49 ₩)
3.56 C$
(3,147.06 ₩)
     +1.50 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 C$
(11,479.38 ₩)
5.10 C$
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -60.80 %
Transportation
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$
(3,090.60 ₩)
1.42 C$
(1,250.00 ₩)
     -59.55 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 86.50 C$
(76,382.01 ₩)
62.29 C$
(55,000.00 ₩)
     -27.99 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$
(3,090.60 ₩)
4.30 C$
(3,800.00 ₩)
     +22.95 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$
(2,486.92 ₩)
1.39 C$
(1,223.10 ₩)
     -50.82 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 C$
(34,438.13 ₩)
13.59 C$
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -65.15 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.25 C$
(3,754.49 ₩)
6.62 C$
(5,843.73 ₩)
     +55.65 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,500.00 C$
(21,634,209.75 ₩)
36,238.90 C$
(32,000,000.00 ₩)
     +47.91 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,136.18 C$
(21,312,947.76 ₩)
32,393.87 C$
(28,604,721.53 ₩)
     +34.21 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 95.21 C$
(84,075.04 ₩)
232.07 C$
(204,922.33 ₩)
     +143.74 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.33 C$
(289.32 ₩)
0.18 C$
(158.46 ₩)
     -45.23 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.68 C$
(56,228.57 ₩)
30.17 C$
(26,639.66 ₩)
     -52.62 %
Sports And Leisure
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.61 C$
(32,326.39 ₩)
71.69 C$
(63,300.00 ₩)
     +95.82 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.29 C$
(17,918.13 ₩)
23.96 C$
(21,153.85 ₩)
     +18.06 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 C$
(12,362.41 ₩)
12.46 C$
(11,000.00 ₩)
     -11.02 %
Childcare
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 715.94 C$
(632,199.68 ₩)
531.05 C$
(468,933.63 ₩)
     -25.83 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,812.50 C$
(7,781,692.79 ₩)
25,154.06 C$
(22,211,764.71 ₩)
     +185.44 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68.84 C$
(60,791.79 ₩)
85.30 C$
(75,324.08 ₩)
     +23.91 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.81 C$
(38,689.42 ₩)
57.14 C$
(50,460.38 ₩)
     +30.42 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 108.19 C$
(95,535.32 ₩)
106.18 C$
(93,758.62 ₩)
     -1.86 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132.59 C$
(117,077.16 ₩)
173.31 C$
(153,037.50 ₩)
     +30.72 %
Rent Per Month
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,290.15 C$
(1,139,241.16 ₩)
1,075.19 C$
(949,421.47 ₩)
     -16.66 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 858.94 C$
(758,471.90 ₩)
746.10 C$
(658,823.58 ₩)
     -13.14 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,216.25 C$
(1,957,012.95 ₩)
3,085.59 C$
(2,724,666.53 ₩)
     +39.23 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,488.22 C$
(1,314,143.34 ₩)
1,610.04 C$
(1,421,716.14 ₩)
     +8.19 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 540.66 C$
(477,414.64 ₩)
2,292.65 C$
(2,024,472.77 ₩)
     +324.05 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 318.08 C$
(280,871.07 ₩)
1,153.06 C$
(1,018,189.76 ₩)
     +262.51 %
Salaries And Financing
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,244.11 C$
(2,864,642.09 ₩)
3,304.63 C$
(2,918,087.15 ₩)
     +1.87 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.75 3.39      +23.37 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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