Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Montreal 

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Cost of Living in Montreal is 5.6% lower than in Toronto (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Montreal is 17.6% lower than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Montreal are 36.6% lower than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Montreal are 0.8% lower than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Montreal are 0.9% lower than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Montreal is 6.3% lower than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Montreal 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) 8.00 C$ 8.75 C$      +9.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 C$ 8.00 C$      -20.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.40 C$ 5.26 C$      -2.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.87 C$ 2.83 C$      -1.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.20 C$ 2.12 C$      -3.9 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Montreal Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 15.63 C$ 11.30 C$      -27.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.46 C$ 3.83 C$      +10.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.15 C$ 2.08 C$      -3.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.62 C$ 4.64 C$      +0.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.06 C$ 7.95 C$      +12.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.82 C$ 7.93 C$      +1.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.55 C$ 8.69 C$      +1.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.36 C$ 2.20 C$      -6.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.92 C$ 0.90 C$      -1.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.36 C$ 2.56 C$      +8.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.26 C$ 2.81 C$      +24.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.58 C$ 1.35 C$      -14.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.70 C$ 1.49 C$      -12.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.06 C$ 3.45 C$      +12.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.38 C$ 2.42 C$      +1.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.50 C$ 20.00 C$      +8.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.40 C$ 4.70 C$      +38.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.67 C$ 4.85 C$      +32.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -25.0 %
Transportation
Toronto Edit Montreal Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.35 C$ 3.75 C$      +11.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$ 97.00 C$      -37.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 C$ 4.75 C$      -5.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 3.22 C$      +14.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 C$ 60.00 C$      +81.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.02 C$ 6.56 C$      +8.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,226.00 C$ 33,978.00 C$      -0.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,337.76 C$ 27,856.30 C$      -8.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Montreal Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 161.22 C$ 113.64 C$      -29.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 62.23 C$ 52.85 C$      -15.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.75 C$ 60.44 C$      -15.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Montreal Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70.74 C$ 44.88 C$      -36.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.58 C$ 22.31 C$      -19.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -16.7 %
Childcare
Toronto Edit Montreal Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,497.84 C$ 947.23 C$      -36.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,636.36 C$ 8,983.33 C$      -63.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Montreal Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82.35 C$ 84.59 C$      +2.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.94 C$ 66.56 C$      +30.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 137.25 C$ 120.67 C$      -12.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 164.97 C$ 149.48 C$      -9.4 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Montreal Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,501.41 C$ 1,665.98 C$      -33.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,159.78 C$ 1,278.57 C$      -40.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,459.62 C$ 3,005.13 C$      -32.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,656.44 C$ 2,156.92 C$      -41.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Montreal Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,292.64 C$ 921.03 C$      -28.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 996.89 C$ 530.53 C$      -46.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Montreal Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,761.39 C$ 3,677.77 C$      -22.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.47 6.44      -0.4 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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