Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Seoul 

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Consumer Prices in Seoul are 14.36% higher than in Montreal (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seoul are 13.24% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Seoul are 10.44% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 27.95% lower than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 34.15% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 14.84% lower than in Montreal
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Restaurants
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$
(13,789.14 ₩)
8.70 C$
(8,000.00 ₩)
     -41.98 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 C$
(68,945.68 ₩)
54.39 C$
(50,000.00 ₩)
     -27.48 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$
(11,031.31 ₩)
7.07 C$
(6,500.00 ₩)
     -41.08 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$
(5,515.65 ₩)
4.25 C$
(3,907.92 ₩)
     -29.15 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$
(6,434.93 ₩)
6.53 C$
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -6.76 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.09 C$
(3,757.91 ₩)
5.20 C$
(4,777.46 ₩)
     +27.13 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 C$
(1,854.27 ₩)
1.89 C$
(1,740.48 ₩)
     -6.14 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.77 C$
(1,623.00 ₩)
0.94 C$
(861.25 ₩)
     -46.93 %
Markets
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.01 C$
(9,202.37 ₩)
10.50 C$
(9,654.66 ₩)
     +4.91 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.19 C$
(2,935.58 ₩)
2.99 C$
(2,747.96 ₩)
     -6.39 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.47 C$
(1,353.67 ₩)
2.32 C$
(2,133.77 ₩)
     +57.63 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.31 C$
(3,043.09 ₩)
4.04 C$
(3,714.30 ₩)
     +22.06 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.64 C$
(7,025.67 ₩)
8.25 C$
(7,581.32 ₩)
     +7.91 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.79 C$
(6,238.65 ₩)
5.23 C$
(4,804.62 ₩)
     -22.99 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.28 C$
(7,614.69 ₩)
16.76 C$
(15,406.03 ₩)
     +102.32 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.72 C$
(1,579.86 ₩)
4.36 C$
(4,008.90 ₩)
     +153.75 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 C$
(770.16 ₩)
1.99 C$
(1,833.05 ₩)
     +138.01 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.88 C$
(1,731.68 ₩)
3.10 C$
(2,850.66 ₩)
     +64.62 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.18 C$
(2,005.44 ₩)
3.64 C$
(3,346.36 ₩)
     +66.86 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 C$
(1,072.17 ₩)
2.05 C$
(1,880.07 ₩)
     +75.35 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.13 C$
(1,043.16 ₩)
1.56 C$
(1,436.38 ₩)
     +37.69 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.26 C$
(2,077.93 ₩)
2.79 C$
(2,561.88 ₩)
     +23.29 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.81 C$
(1,660.52 ₩)
1.44 C$
(1,319.20 ₩)
     -20.55 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$
(13,789.14 ₩)
21.76 C$
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +45.04 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.33 C$
(3,059.89 ₩)
2.83 C$
(2,604.18 ₩)
     -14.89 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.61 C$
(3,314.97 ₩)
3.42 C$
(3,147.37 ₩)
     -5.06 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 C$
(11,950.59 ₩)
4.90 C$
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -62.34 %
Transportation
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$
(3,217.47 ₩)
1.36 C$
(1,250.00 ₩)
     -61.15 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 88.00 C$
(80,896.27 ₩)
59.83 C$
(55,000.00 ₩)
     -32.01 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.55 C$
(3,263.43 ₩)
4.13 C$
(3,800.00 ₩)
     +16.44 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$
(2,592.36 ₩)
1.40 C$
(1,287.48 ₩)
     -50.34 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 C$
(35,851.76 ₩)
13.05 C$
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -66.53 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.54 C$
(4,173.15 ₩)
6.27 C$
(5,759.84 ₩)
     +38.02 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 C$
(22,981,894.70 ₩)
34,810.01 C$
(32,000,000.00 ₩)
     +39.24 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,439.84 C$
(22,466,953.17 ₩)
31,843.93 C$
(29,273,355.50 ₩)
     +30.30 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 95.07 C$
(87,397.16 ₩)
234.57 C$
(215,633.91 ₩)
     +146.73 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 C$
(319.04 ₩)
0.17 C$
(157.89 ₩)
     -50.51 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.74 C$
(58,595.91 ₩)
29.33 C$
(26,959.62 ₩)
     -53.99 %
Sports And Leisure
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.88 C$
(38,495.77 ₩)
71.92 C$
(66,115.38 ₩)
     +71.75 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.80 C$
(18,197.48 ₩)
23.93 C$
(22,000.00 ₩)
     +20.90 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 C$
(12,869.86 ₩)
11.97 C$
(11,000.00 ₩)
     -14.53 %
Childcare
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 690.51 C$
(634,771.72 ₩)
533.26 C$
(490,215.92 ₩)
     -22.77 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,190.48 C$
(8,448,582.24 ₩)
24,992.50 C$
(22,975,000.00 ₩)
     +171.94 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.91 C$
(70,697.93 ₩)
79.50 C$
(73,080.82 ₩)
     +3.37 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.21 C$
(40,637.13 ₩)
56.71 C$
(52,136.70 ₩)
     +28.30 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 109.28 C$
(100,456.42 ₩)
104.03 C$
(95,636.36 ₩)
     -4.80 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 138.80 C$
(127,595.48 ₩)
161.53 C$
(148,493.22 ₩)
     +16.38 %
Rent Per Month
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,291.27 C$
(1,187,033.10 ₩)
1,152.55 C$
(1,059,507.21 ₩)
     -10.74 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 892.91 C$
(820,826.55 ₩)
794.94 C$
(730,769.23 ₩)
     -10.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,251.19 C$
(2,069,464.90 ₩)
3,033.73 C$
(2,788,830.21 ₩)
     +34.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,542.78 C$
(1,418,238.26 ₩)
1,615.64 C$
(1,485,216.58 ₩)
     +4.72 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 552.30 C$
(507,715.91 ₩)
2,284.27 C$
(2,099,877.66 ₩)
     +313.59 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 321.02 C$
(295,109.57 ₩)
1,140.98 C$
(1,048,877.74 ₩)
     +255.42 %
Salaries And Financing
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,314.56 C$
(3,046,991.16 ₩)
3,196.25 C$
(2,938,236.76 ₩)
     -3.57 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.48 3.15      +27.16 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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