Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Vancouver 

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 11.00% higher than in Montreal (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vancouver are 29.05% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 74.42% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 16.59% higher than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 9.52% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 8.69% higher than in Montreal
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Restaurants
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$ 20.00 C$      +33.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 C$ 80.00 C$      +14.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 10.00 C$      -16.67 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 C$ 7.00 C$      +7.69 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 C$ 7.50 C$      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.83 C$ 4.44 C$      +15.85 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.03 C$ 2.27 C$      +12.02 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.66 C$ 1.85 C$      +11.56 %
Markets
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.46 C$ 8.83 C$      -6.64 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.16 C$ 2.88 C$      -8.72 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.33 C$ 1.97 C$      +48.15 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.35 C$ 4.02 C$      +19.82 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.37 C$ 8.23 C$      +11.69 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.52 C$ 7.44 C$      +14.08 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.66 C$ 9.95 C$      +14.82 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.74 C$ 1.74 C$      -0.06 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.86 C$ 0.81 C$      -5.95 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.00 C$ 1.68 C$      -16.12 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.15 C$ 1.90 C$      -11.39 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.01 C$ 1.46 C$      +44.69 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 C$ 1.48 C$      +25.02 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.55 C$ 2.55 C$      +0.11 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.85 C$ 2.40 C$      +29.59 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.50 C$ 18.00 C$      +16.13 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.97 C$ 3.51 C$      +18.11 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 C$ 4.05 C$      +15.68 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.75 C$ 15.00 C$      +17.65 %
Transportation
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$ 3.00 C$      -14.29 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 86.50 C$ 98.00 C$      +13.29 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$ 3.75 C$      +7.14 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 3.03 C$      +7.43 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 C$ 33.55 C$      -13.97 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.45 C$ 5.10 C$      +14.60 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,402.50 C$ 26,000.00 C$      +6.55 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,702.49 C$ 24,210.15 C$      -1.99 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 97.42 C$ 82.55 C$      -15.27 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.34 C$ 0.40 C$      +16.24 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.14 C$ 81.05 C$      +28.36 %
Sports And Leisure
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.43 C$ 56.10 C$      +67.79 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.96 C$ 15.08 C$      -24.46 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.99 C$ 15.00 C$      +7.22 %
Childcare
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 641.93 C$ 1,212.60 C$      +88.90 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,700.00 C$ 22,250.00 C$      +155.75 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 67.63 C$ 79.09 C$      +16.94 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.27 C$ 50.17 C$      +15.94 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 102.76 C$ 116.34 C$      +13.22 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 124.76 C$ 145.94 C$      +16.98 %
Rent Per Month
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,293.19 C$ 2,041.88 C$      +57.90 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 839.10 C$ 1,583.38 C$      +88.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,247.66 C$ 3,699.19 C$      +64.58 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,469.93 C$ 2,879.07 C$      +95.86 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 550.24 C$ 1,096.46 C$      +99.27 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 330.11 C$ 844.04 C$      +155.69 %
Salaries And Financing
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,264.17 C$ 4,578.44 C$      +40.26 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.99 2.91      -2.79 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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