Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Seoul 

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Consumer Prices in Seoul are 11.72% higher than in Montreal (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seoul are 10.51% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Seoul are 7.51% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 33.33% lower than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 44.16% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 11.09% lower than in Montreal
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Restaurants
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.50 C$
(19,499.02 ₩)
9.00 C$
(9,000.00 ₩)
     -53.84 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 C$
(89,995.46 ₩)
70.00 C$
(70,000.00 ₩)
     -22.22 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$
(11,999.40 ₩)
7.50 C$
(7,500.00 ₩)
     -37.50 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$
(6,999.65 ₩)
4.00 C$
(4,000.00 ₩)
     -42.85 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$
(7,999.60 ₩)
7.00 C$
(7,000.00 ₩)
     -12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.67 C$
(4,669.70 ₩)
5.06 C$
(5,055.71 ₩)
     +8.27 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 C$
(2,296.65 ₩)
1.86 C$
(1,857.66 ₩)
     -19.11 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.93 C$
(1,931.99 ₩)
0.99 C$
(993.72 ₩)
     -48.56 %
Markets
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.13 C$
(11,133.07 ₩)
10.78 C$
(10,774.80 ₩)
     -3.22 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.44 C$
(3,439.09 ₩)
3.19 C$
(3,188.25 ₩)
     -7.29 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.72 C$
(1,723.12 ₩)
2.19 C$
(2,185.25 ₩)
     +26.82 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.81 C$
(3,810.89 ₩)
4.84 C$
(4,843.50 ₩)
     +27.10 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.26 C$
(7,256.17 ₩)
6.79 C$
(6,792.01 ₩)
     -6.40 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.65 C$
(6,651.68 ₩)
6.38 C$
(6,378.64 ₩)
     -4.10 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.80 C$
(7,799.45 ₩)
24.20 C$
(24,199.68 ₩)
     +210.27 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.98 C$
(1,982.28 ₩)
3.97 C$
(3,966.80 ₩)
     +100.11 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.83 C$
(833.16 ₩)
2.22 C$
(2,221.47 ₩)
     +166.63 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.92 C$
(1,916.78 ₩)
3.62 C$
(3,620.88 ₩)
     +88.90 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.13 C$
(2,129.28 ₩)
3.85 C$
(3,845.75 ₩)
     +80.61 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.19 C$
(1,186.01 ₩)
2.22 C$
(2,214.95 ₩)
     +86.76 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.17 C$
(1,172.74 ₩)
1.59 C$
(1,589.96 ₩)
     +35.58 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.41 C$
(2,411.59 ₩)
3.08 C$
(3,083.38 ₩)
     +27.86 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.21 C$
(2,205.89 ₩)
1.42 C$
(1,419.05 ₩)
     -35.67 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$
(14,999.24 ₩)
20.00 C$
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +33.34 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.35 C$
(3,351.81 ₩)
2.68 C$
(2,677.93 ₩)
     -20.10 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.63 C$
(3,634.05 ₩)
3.32 C$
(3,318.28 ₩)
     -8.69 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$
(14,999.24 ₩)
4.50 C$
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -70.00 %
Transportation
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$
(3,499.82 ₩)
1.30 C$
(1,300.00 ₩)
     -62.86 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.50 C$
(90,495.44 ₩)
55.00 C$
(55,000.00 ₩)
     -39.22 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 C$
(3,999.80 ₩)
3.80 C$
(3,800.00 ₩)
     -5.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$
(2,816.21 ₩)
1.61 C$
(1,609.34 ₩)
     -42.85 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 C$
(38,998.03 ₩)
12.00 C$
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -69.23 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.83 C$
(7,829.33 ₩)
6.84 C$
(6,842.00 ₩)
     -12.61 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 C$
(29,998,487.62 ₩)
38,001.92 C$
(38,000,000.00 ₩)
     +26.67 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,778.73 C$
(25,777,433.55 ₩)
34,908.01 C$
(34,906,250.00 ₩)
     +35.41 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 109.67 C$
(109,664.74 ₩)
233.05 C$
(233,041.67 ₩)
     +112.50 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.49 C$
(486.34 ₩)
0.16 C$
(164.38 ₩)
     -66.20 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.40 C$
(62,395.95 ₩)
27.18 C$
(27,178.56 ₩)
     -56.44 %
Sports And Leisure
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.39 C$
(44,384.13 ₩)
76.93 C$
(76,923.07 ₩)
     +73.31 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.50 C$
(21,498.92 ₩)
21.92 C$
(21,915.62 ₩)
     +1.94 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$
(14,999.24 ₩)
12.50 C$
(12,500.00 ₩)
     -16.66 %
Childcare
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 885.38 C$
(885,339.98 ₩)
504.03 C$
(504,000.00 ₩)
     -43.07 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,000.00 C$
(10,999,445.46 ₩)
25,686.10 C$
(25,684,803.49 ₩)
     +133.51 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 87.04 C$
(87,034.31 ₩)
71.17 C$
(71,166.62 ₩)
     -18.23 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.64 C$
(47,634.16 ₩)
56.17 C$
(56,166.62 ₩)
     +17.91 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 128.99 C$
(128,982.13 ₩)
92.55 C$
(92,542.94 ₩)
     -28.25 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 151.50 C$
(151,492.71 ₩)
131.72 C$
(131,714.27 ₩)
     -13.06 %
Rent Per Month
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,376.25 C$
(1,376,180.62 ₩)
1,073.86 C$
(1,073,809.52 ₩)
     -21.97 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,031.33 C$
(1,031,281.34 ₩)
718.47 C$
(718,436.53 ₩)
     -30.34 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,500.10 C$
(2,499,969.20 ₩)
3,316.93 C$
(3,316,764.68 ₩)
     +32.67 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,785.71 C$
(1,785,624.26 ₩)
2,115.49 C$
(2,115,384.62 ₩)
     +18.47 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 798.54 C$
(798,497.79 ₩)
2,718.18 C$
(2,718,038.88 ₩)
     +240.39 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 435.74 C$
(435,717.05 ₩)
1,326.97 C$
(1,326,903.25 ₩)
     +204.53 %
Salaries And Financing
Montreal Edit Seoul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,618.36 C$
(3,618,172.98 ₩)
3,555.04 C$
(3,554,863.05 ₩)
     -1.75 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.07 3.21      -36.82 %
Last update: June 2022June 2022
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