Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Toronto 

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Cost of Living in Toronto is 7.1% higher than in Montreal (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Toronto is 22.4% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Toronto are 58.5% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 1.0% higher than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 2.9% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 3.5% higher than in Montreal
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Restaurants
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 25.00 C$      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 120.00 C$      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.75 C$ 8.11 C$      -7.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 10.00 C$      +25.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.27 C$ 5.42 C$      +2.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 C$ 2.97 C$      +5.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.13 C$ 2.22 C$      +4.2 %
Markets
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.11 C$ 16.06 C$      +44.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.83 C$ 3.48 C$      -9.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.07 C$ 2.15 C$      +3.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.61 C$ 4.86 C$      +5.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.99 C$ 7.29 C$      -8.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.89 C$ 7.88 C$      -0.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.09 C$ 8.79 C$      -3.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.27 C$ 2.39 C$      +5.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 C$ 0.94 C$      +5.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.49 C$ 2.46 C$      -1.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.83 C$ 2.32 C$      -18.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.29 C$ 1.66 C$      +28.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.46 C$ 1.72 C$      +18.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.45 C$ 3.15 C$      -8.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.37 C$ 2.42 C$      +2.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 19.00 C$      -5.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.52 C$ 3.51 C$      -22.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.48 C$ 3.80 C$      -15.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 20.00 C$      +33.3 %
Transportation
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.75 C$ 3.35 C$      -10.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 97.00 C$ 156.00 C$      +60.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.95 C$ 5.00 C$      +1.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$ 2.82 C$      -12.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 C$ 31.00 C$      -48.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.53 C$ 6.14 C$      -5.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$ 34,350.00 C$      +1.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,785.04 C$ 31,263.32 C$      +12.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 111.69 C$ 158.22 C$      +41.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 53.01 C$ 63.05 C$      +18.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.11 C$ 73.32 C$      +20.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.16 C$ 71.00 C$      +53.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.31 C$ 28.37 C$      +27.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 18.00 C$      +20.0 %
Childcare
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 898.67 C$ 1,563.31 C$      +74.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,057.14 C$ 24,966.43 C$      +175.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 87.82 C$ 84.31 C$      -4.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 67.16 C$ 51.31 C$      -23.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 118.17 C$ 138.85 C$      +17.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 146.25 C$ 166.74 C$      +14.0 %
Rent Per Month
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,657.45 C$ 2,529.45 C$      +52.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,281.25 C$ 2,168.35 C$      +69.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,985.00 C$ 4,475.00 C$      +49.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,161.41 C$ 3,640.34 C$      +68.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 947.30 C$ 1,303.09 C$      +37.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 530.53 C$ 1,019.91 C$      +92.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Montreal Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,739.30 C$ 4,737.84 C$      +26.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.43 6.53      +1.6 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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