Cost of Living Comparison Between Ottawa and Montreal 

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Cost of Living in Montreal is 6.0% lower than in Ottawa (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Montreal is 8.4% lower than in Ottawa
Rent Prices in Montreal are 13.5% lower than in Ottawa
Restaurant Prices in Montreal are 4.6% lower than in Ottawa
Groceries Prices in Montreal are 0.5% lower than in Ottawa
Local Purchasing Power in Montreal is 3.6% lower than in Ottawa
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Restaurants
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 28.00 C$ 25.00 C$      -10.7 %
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) 8.00 C$ 9.00 C$      +12.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 8.00 C$      -11.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.37 C$ 5.26 C$      -2.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.25 C$ 2.83 C$      -12.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.23 C$ 2.12 C$      -5.2 %
Markets
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.99 C$ 11.42 C$      +3.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.41 C$ 3.83 C$      +12.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.48 C$ 2.08 C$      -16.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.31 C$ 4.70 C$      +9.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.99 C$ 7.95 C$      -11.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.72 C$ 7.93 C$      +2.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.81 C$ 8.69 C$      -1.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.59 C$ 2.22 C$      -14.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 C$ 0.90 C$      +6.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.92 C$ 2.56 C$      +33.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.45 C$ 2.83 C$      +15.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.65 C$ 1.35 C$      -18.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.80 C$ 1.49 C$      -17.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.11 C$ 3.45 C$      +10.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.45 C$ 2.42 C$      -1.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.45 C$ 4.54 C$      +31.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.73 C$ 4.75 C$      +27.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.25 C$ 15.05 C$      -12.8 %
Transportation
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.79 C$ 3.75 C$      -1.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 128.75 C$ 97.00 C$      -24.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.12 C$ 4.75 C$      +15.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.46 C$ 3.22 C$      -27.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 C$ 60.00 C$      +33.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.75 C$ 6.56 C$      +14.0 %
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) 26,831.51 C$ 27,856.30 C$      +3.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 236.50 C$ 113.82 C$      -51.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 55.07 C$ 53.04 C$      -3.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.91 C$ 60.74 C$      -15.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 66.02 C$ 44.87 C$      -32.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.89 C$ 22.31 C$      -17.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.0 %
Childcare
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,421.43 C$ 947.23 C$      -33.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,580.76 C$ 8,983.33 C$      -68.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.32 C$ 84.79 C$      +8.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 65.92 C$ 66.56 C$      +1.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 136.84 C$ 120.67 C$      -11.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 153.65 C$ 151.50 C$      -1.4 %
Rent Per Month
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,956.62 C$ 1,668.56 C$      -14.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,790.46 C$ 1,275.58 C$      -28.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,108.10 C$ 3,005.13 C$      -3.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,509.39 C$ 2,149.23 C$      -14.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 656.66 C$ 921.03 C$      +40.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 600.17 C$ 530.53 C$      -11.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Ottawa Edit Montreal Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,162.77 C$ 3,677.77 C$      -11.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.50 6.44      -0.9 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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