Cost of Living Comparison Between Montreal and Vancouver 

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Cost of Living in Vancouver is 11.1% higher than in Montreal (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Vancouver is 29.5% higher than in Montreal
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 73.0% higher than in Montreal
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 0.7% higher than in Montreal
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 15.2% higher than in Montreal
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 9.0% lower than in Montreal
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Restaurants
Montreal Edit Vancouver 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$ 8.00 C$      -8.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 9.00 C$      +12.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.27 C$ 5.44 C$      +3.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 C$ 2.94 C$      +3.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.13 C$ 2.61 C$      +22.7 %
Markets
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.11 C$ 11.33 C$      +2.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.83 C$ 3.81 C$      -0.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.07 C$ 2.73 C$      +32.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.61 C$ 5.61 C$      +21.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.99 C$ 8.22 C$      +2.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.89 C$ 9.61 C$      +21.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.09 C$ 11.16 C$      +22.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.27 C$ 2.80 C$      +23.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 C$ 0.83 C$      -6.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.49 C$ 2.39 C$      -4.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.83 C$ 2.96 C$      +4.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.29 C$ 2.01 C$      +54.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.46 C$ 1.72 C$      +18.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.45 C$ 3.57 C$      +3.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.37 C$ 2.70 C$      +13.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.52 C$ 4.61 C$      +1.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.48 C$ 4.62 C$      +3.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 20.07 C$      +33.8 %
Transportation
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.75 C$ 3.15 C$      -16.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 97.00 C$ 140.00 C$      +44.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.95 C$ 3.88 C$      -21.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$ 3.45 C$      +7.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 C$ 36.29 C$      -39.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.53 C$ 7.44 C$      +13.9 %
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) 27,785.04 C$ 28,345.04 C$      +2.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 111.36 C$ 147.45 C$      +32.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 52.72 C$ 64.49 C$      +22.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.63 C$ 79.18 C$      +30.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.16 C$ 55.63 C$      +20.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.31 C$ 15.84 C$      -29.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 18.00 C$      +20.0 %
Childcare
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 898.67 C$ 1,550.00 C$      +72.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,057.14 C$ 20,100.00 C$      +121.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 87.82 C$ 85.54 C$      -2.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 66.56 C$ 58.00 C$      -12.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 118.17 C$ 136.08 C$      +15.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 146.25 C$ 168.58 C$      +15.3 %
Rent Per Month
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,657.45 C$ 2,798.14 C$      +68.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,281.25 C$ 2,303.69 C$      +79.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,985.00 C$ 5,047.42 C$      +69.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,161.41 C$ 3,838.17 C$      +77.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 921.03 C$ 1,455.23 C$      +58.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 530.53 C$ 930.14 C$      +75.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Montreal Edit Vancouver Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,739.30 C$ 4,406.20 C$      +17.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.39 6.54      +2.3 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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