Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Calgary 

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Cost of Living in Calgary is 10.9% higher than in Montreal (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Calgary is 12.8% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Calgary are 17.4% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 5.8% lower than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 7.1% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 20.7% higher than in Montreal
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Restaurants
Montreal Edit Calgary Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 26.00 C$      +4.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 100.00 C$      -16.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$ 14.00 C$      -6.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.00 C$ 7.50 C$      -16.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 8.25 C$      +3.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.26 C$ 5.25 C$      -0.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 C$ 2.89 C$      +2.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.12 C$ 2.42 C$      +14.4 %
Markets
Montreal Edit Calgary Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.42 C$ 9.86 C$      -13.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.83 C$ 3.12 C$      -18.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.08 C$ 2.22 C$      +6.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.70 C$ 5.42 C$      +15.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.95 C$ 9.33 C$      +17.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.93 C$ 8.40 C$      +5.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.69 C$ 9.43 C$      +8.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.22 C$ 2.71 C$      +21.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.90 C$ 0.87 C$      -4.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.56 C$ 2.35 C$      -8.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.83 C$ 2.57 C$      -9.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.35 C$ 1.59 C$      +17.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.49 C$ 1.46 C$      -2.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.45 C$ 3.67 C$      +6.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.42 C$ 2.61 C$      +7.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 19.99 C$      -0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.54 C$ 3.73 C$      -17.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.75 C$ 5.14 C$      +8.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.05 C$ 20.00 C$      +32.9 %
Transportation
Montreal Edit Calgary Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.75 C$ 3.70 C$      -1.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 97.00 C$ 115.00 C$      +18.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.75 C$ 4.50 C$      -5.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$ 3.22 C$      0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 C$ 39.06 C$      -34.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.56 C$ 5.58 C$      -15.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$ 33,978.00 C$      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,856.30 C$ 28,992.90 C$      +4.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montreal Edit Calgary Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 113.82 C$ 297.18 C$      +161.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 53.04 C$ 64.26 C$      +21.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.74 C$ 92.27 C$      +51.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Montreal Edit Calgary Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.87 C$ 74.20 C$      +65.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.31 C$ 51.10 C$      +129.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 18.00 C$      +20.0 %
Childcare
Montreal Edit Calgary Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 947.23 C$ 1,187.68 C$      +25.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,983.33 C$ 23,742.86 C$      +164.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montreal Edit Calgary Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.79 C$ 78.56 C$      -7.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 66.56 C$ 62.35 C$      -6.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 120.67 C$ 117.32 C$      -2.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 151.50 C$ 148.95 C$      -1.7 %
Rent Per Month
Montreal Edit Calgary Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,668.56 C$ 2,048.39 C$      +22.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,275.58 C$ 1,661.03 C$      +30.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,005.13 C$ 3,194.42 C$      +6.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,149.23 C$ 2,601.64 C$      +21.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montreal Edit Calgary Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 921.03 C$ 402.11 C$      -56.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 530.53 C$ 383.90 C$      -27.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Montreal Edit Calgary Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,677.77 C$ 5,007.59 C$      +36.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.44 6.46      +0.2 %
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