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Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Vancouver 

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 11.02% higher than in Montreal
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vancouver are 32.20% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 88.52% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 16.58% higher than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 10.24% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 16.47% lower than in Montreal
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$ 17.00 C$      +13.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 C$ 80.00 C$      +33.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 C$ 10.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 C$ 7.00 C$      +7.69 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 7.25 C$      -9.38 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.90 C$ 4.39 C$      +12.45 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.09 C$ 2.16 C$      +3.32 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.63 C$ 1.88 C$      +15.41 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.81 C$ 9.44 C$      +20.84 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.97 C$ 3.10 C$      +4.25 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.47 C$ 1.89 C$      +28.37 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.09 C$ 4.16 C$      +34.32 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.18 C$ 8.44 C$      +3.13 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.85 C$ 6.96 C$      +1.55 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.52 C$ 8.29 C$      +10.17 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.67 C$ 1.74 C$      +4.46 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.92 C$ 0.86 C$      -6.65 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.78 C$ 1.72 C$      -3.61 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.86 C$ 2.17 C$      +16.75 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 C$ 1.31 C$      +11.03 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.16 C$ 1.39 C$      +19.29 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.20 C$ 2.52 C$      +14.68 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.10 C$ 2.52 C$      +19.79 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 20.00 C$      +33.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.38 C$ 2.80 C$      +17.56 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.21 C$ 3.75 C$      +16.99 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 C$ 14.00 C$      +16.67 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.25 C$ 2.95 C$      -9.23 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 85.00 C$ 95.00 C$      +11.76 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$ 3.50 C$      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 3.04 C$      +8.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 C$ 33.55 C$      -13.97 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.81 C$ 5.68 C$      +17.95 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,900.00 C$ 26,000.00 C$      +8.79 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,052.21 C$ 23,845.51 C$      +8.13 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 95.18 C$ 85.54 C$      -10.14 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.36 C$ 0.38 C$      +4.67 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.12 C$ 73.56 C$      +18.41 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.23 C$ 52.15 C$      +40.09 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.74 C$ 15.01 C$      -4.61 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 C$ 15.00 C$      +15.38 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 625.12 C$ 1,287.92 C$      +106.03 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,738.64 C$ 22,625.00 C$      +158.91 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 65.23 C$ 68.96 C$      +5.72 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.58 C$ 48.59 C$      +6.61 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.23 C$ 107.28 C$      +10.34 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 123.92 C$ 142.07 C$      +14.64 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,189.14 C$ 1,995.81 C$      +67.84 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 780.08 C$ 1,583.64 C$      +103.01 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,055.48 C$ 3,804.84 C$      +85.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,326.58 C$ 2,703.71 C$      +103.81 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 513.90 C$ 1,142.43 C$      +122.31 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 308.57 C$ 835.25 C$      +170.69 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,229.50 C$ 3,566.28 C$      +10.43 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.50 3.77      +7.76 %
Last update: August 2019August 2019
Contributors:569511
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Currency: CAD