Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Montreal 

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Consumer Prices in Montreal are 13.1% lower than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Montreal are 24.7% lower than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Montreal are 42.6% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Montreal are 0.8% lower than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Montreal are 16.2% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Montreal is 15.8% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver 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) 14.45 C$ 15.00 C$      +3.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 8.00 C$      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 8.00 C$      -11.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.39 C$ 5.21 C$      -3.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.05 C$ 2.81 C$      -7.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.64 C$ 2.08 C$      -21.0 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.57 C$ 10.76 C$      -7.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.84 C$ 3.93 C$      +2.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.78 C$ 2.05 C$      -26.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.01 C$ 4.54 C$      -24.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.37 C$ 7.69 C$      -18.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.50 C$ 7.56 C$      -20.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.93 C$ 8.88 C$      -18.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.90 C$ 2.17 C$      -24.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 C$ 0.92 C$      +8.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.34 C$ 2.40 C$      +2.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.96 C$ 2.76 C$      -6.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.00 C$ 1.27 C$      -36.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.72 C$ 1.50 C$      -13.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.57 C$ 3.40 C$      -4.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.56 C$ 2.30 C$      -10.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.79 C$ 4.54 C$      -5.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.75 C$ 4.48 C$      -5.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.57 C$ 15.00 C$      -27.1 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.15 C$ 3.75 C$      +19.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 140.00 C$ 97.00 C$      -30.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 C$ 4.55 C$      +13.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.64 C$ 3.22 C$      -11.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.59 C$ 53.10 C$      +45.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.41 C$ 6.48 C$      -12.6 %
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) 28,345.04 C$ 27,587.04 C$      -2.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 171.90 C$ 106.56 C$      -38.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 66.44 C$ 52.49 C$      -21.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 82.27 C$ 61.10 C$      -25.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.26 C$ 45.12 C$      -28.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.10 C$ 22.50 C$      +11.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -16.7 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,478.95 C$ 930.71 C$      -37.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,100.00 C$ 9,369.23 C$      -53.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 92.16 C$ 86.92 C$      -5.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 64.43 C$ 64.67 C$      +0.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 140.00 C$ 119.17 C$      -14.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 183.64 C$ 143.07 C$      -22.1 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,792.20 C$ 1,672.55 C$      -40.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,313.60 C$ 1,312.33 C$      -43.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,099.12 C$ 2,976.92 C$      -41.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,877.31 C$ 2,123.47 C$      -45.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,508.81 C$ 951.88 C$      -36.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,000.17 C$ 543.74 C$      -45.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Montreal Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,270.10 C$ 3,721.21 C$      -12.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.62 6.36      -4.0 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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