Cost of Living Comparison Between Winnipeg and Montreal 

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Consumer Prices in Montreal are 2.0% lower than in Winnipeg (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Montreal are 2.9% higher than in Winnipeg
Rent Prices in Montreal are 16.9% higher than in Winnipeg
Restaurant Prices in Montreal are 9.5% higher than in Winnipeg
Groceries Prices in Montreal are 3.0% lower than in Winnipeg
Local Purchasing Power in Montreal is 24.5% higher than in Winnipeg
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Restaurants
Winnipeg Edit Montreal Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 C$ 90.00 C$      +20.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.19 C$ 13.00 C$      +16.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$ 7.75 C$      +29.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 C$ 8.25 C$      +10.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.56 C$ 4.77 C$      +4.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 C$ 2.46 C$      +1.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.07 C$ 1.79 C$      -13.8 %
Markets
Winnipeg Edit Montreal Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.94 C$ 10.51 C$      +51.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.53 C$ 3.44 C$      +35.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.92 C$ 1.77 C$      -7.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.83 C$ 3.98 C$      +3.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.49 C$ 7.03 C$      +28.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.52 C$ 7.06 C$      +8.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.77 C$ 7.84 C$      +1.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.29 C$ 1.93 C$      -15.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.88 C$ 0.92 C$      +4.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.26 C$ 1.95 C$      -13.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.42 C$ 2.23 C$      -8.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.64 C$ 1.08 C$      -33.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.42 C$ 1.31 C$      -7.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.25 C$ 3.05 C$      -6.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.62 C$ 2.29 C$      -12.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 16.00 C$      +6.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.49 C$ 3.18 C$      -8.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.29 C$ 3.59 C$      -16.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -25.0 %
Transportation
Winnipeg Edit Montreal Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.10 C$ 3.50 C$      +12.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 104.00 C$ 94.00 C$      -9.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.80 C$ 4.10 C$      +7.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.57 C$ 2.82 C$      +9.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.30 C$ 41.25 C$      +31.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.00 C$ 7.33 C$      +4.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,000.00 C$ 30,000.00 C$      +11.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,017.83 C$ 26,296.04 C$      +1.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Winnipeg Edit Montreal Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 206.67 C$ 106.99 C$      -48.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 C$ 0.51 C$      +16.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 86.04 C$ 61.44 C$      -28.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Winnipeg Edit Montreal Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.61 C$ 37.50 C$      -15.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.14 C$ 19.59 C$      -39.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -0.0 %
Childcare
Winnipeg Edit Montreal Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 698.44 C$ 905.79 C$      +29.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,729.33 C$ 11,316.67 C$      -32.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Winnipeg Edit Montreal Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.09 C$ 83.31 C$      +34.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.00 C$ 50.46 C$      +14.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 100.52 C$ 122.61 C$      +22.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 135.08 C$ 156.78 C$      +16.1 %
Rent Per Month
Winnipeg Edit Montreal Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,122.08 C$ 1,440.88 C$      +28.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,152.36 C$ 1,101.28 C$      -4.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,859.29 C$ 2,520.52 C$      +35.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,768.06 C$ 1,838.30 C$      +4.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Winnipeg Edit Montreal Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 360.00 C$ 770.21 C$      +113.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 317.70 C$ 441.12 C$      +38.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Winnipeg Edit Montreal Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,975.53 C$ 3,811.52 C$      +28.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.91 5.33      +8.4 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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