Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and Montreal 

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Consumer Prices in Montreal are 12.38% lower than in Seoul (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Montreal are 11.35% lower than in Seoul
Rent Prices in Montreal are 8.66% lower than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in Montreal are 42.50% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in Montreal are 26.03% lower than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in Montreal is 28.13% higher than in Seoul
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Restaurants
Seoul Edit Montreal Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(8.72 C$)
13,757.26 ₩
(15.00 C$)
     +71.97 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50,000.00 ₩
(54.52 C$)
73,372.05 ₩
(80.00 C$)
     +46.74 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,250.00 ₩
(6.81 C$)
11,005.81 ₩
(12.00 C$)
     +76.09 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,750.00 ₩
(4.09 C$)
5,502.90 ₩
(6.00 C$)
     +46.74 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 ₩
(6.54 C$)
6,420.05 ₩
(7.00 C$)
     +7.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,788.94 ₩
(5.22 C$)
3,783.68 ₩
(4.13 C$)
     -20.99 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,670.41 ₩
(1.82 C$)
1,914.77 ₩
(2.09 C$)
     +14.63 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 897.11 ₩
(0.98 C$)
1,622.67 ₩
(1.77 C$)
     +80.88 %
Markets
Seoul Edit Montreal Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,702.48 ₩
(10.58 C$)
9,052.71 ₩
(9.87 C$)
     -6.70 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,727.09 ₩
(2.97 C$)
2,923.65 ₩
(3.19 C$)
     +7.21 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,135.59 ₩
(2.33 C$)
1,434.75 ₩
(1.56 C$)
     -32.82 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,725.78 ₩
(4.06 C$)
3,127.42 ₩
(3.41 C$)
     -16.06 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,581.32 ₩
(8.27 C$)
7,172.62 ₩
(7.82 C$)
     -5.39 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4,922.22 ₩
(5.37 C$)
6,242.05 ₩
(6.81 C$)
     +26.81 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 15,424.70 ₩
(16.82 C$)
7,399.75 ₩
(8.07 C$)
     -52.03 %
Apples (1 lb) 4,008.90 ₩
(4.37 C$)
1,556.53 ₩
(1.70 C$)
     -61.17 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,833.05 ₩
(2.00 C$)
741.57 ₩
(0.81 C$)
     -59.54 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2,850.66 ₩
(3.11 C$)
1,698.76 ₩
(1.85 C$)
     -40.41 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,346.36 ₩
(3.65 C$)
2,008.19 ₩
(2.19 C$)
     -39.99 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,880.07 ₩
(2.05 C$)
1,028.96 ₩
(1.12 C$)
     -45.27 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,436.38 ₩
(1.57 C$)
1,019.21 ₩
(1.11 C$)
     -29.04 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,561.88 ₩
(2.79 C$)
1,876.76 ₩
(2.05 C$)
     -26.74 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,299.17 ₩
(1.42 C$)
1,625.92 ₩
(1.77 C$)
     +25.15 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20,000.00 ₩
(21.81 C$)
13,757.26 ₩
(15.00 C$)
     -31.21 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,604.18 ₩
(2.84 C$)
2,969.98 ₩
(3.24 C$)
     +14.05 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,147.37 ₩
(3.43 C$)
3,186.49 ₩
(3.47 C$)
     +1.24 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(4.91 C$)
12,381.53 ₩
(13.50 C$)
     +175.15 %
Transportation
Seoul Edit Montreal Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(1.36 C$)
3,210.03 ₩
(3.50 C$)
     +156.80 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(59.97 C$)
81,167.83 ₩
(88.50 C$)
     +47.58 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,800.00 ₩
(4.14 C$)
3,439.31 ₩
(3.75 C$)
     -9.49 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,287.48 ₩
(1.40 C$)
2,583.02 ₩
(2.82 C$)
     +100.63 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩
(13.08 C$)
35,768.87 ₩
(39.00 C$)
     +198.07 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,695.46 ₩
(6.21 C$)
4,284.26 ₩
(4.67 C$)
     -24.78 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(34,890.67 C$)
22,928,765.04 ₩
(25,000.00 C$)
     -28.35 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,241,666.67 ₩
(32,973.50 C$)
22,598,444.08 ₩
(24,639.84 C$)
     -25.27 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seoul Edit Montreal Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 216,042.92 ₩
(235.56 C$)
84,836.73 ₩
(92.50 C$)
     -60.73 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 157.89 ₩
(0.17 C$)
307.52 ₩
(0.34 C$)
     +94.77 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 26,959.62 ₩
(29.39 C$)
58,756.81 ₩
(64.06 C$)
     +117.94 %
Sports And Leisure
Seoul Edit Montreal Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63,869.57 ₩
(69.64 C$)
39,839.73 ₩
(43.44 C$)
     -37.62 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21,111.11 ₩
(23.02 C$)
17,166.67 ₩
(18.72 C$)
     -18.68 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10,500.00 ₩
(11.45 C$)
12,840.11 ₩
(14.00 C$)
     +22.29 %
Childcare
Seoul Edit Montreal Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 491,169.46 ₩
(535.54 C$)
646,163.17 ₩
(704.53 C$)
     +31.56 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,975,000.00 ₩
(25,050.41 C$)
8,254,355.41 ₩
(9,000.00 C$)
     -64.07 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seoul Edit Montreal Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 73,080.82 ₩
(79.68 C$)
70,243.52 ₩
(76.59 C$)
     -3.88 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52,195.52 ₩
(56.91 C$)
41,417.79 ₩
(45.16 C$)
     -20.65 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95,636.36 ₩
(104.28 C$)
98,822.72 ₩
(107.75 C$)
     +3.33 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 148,664.02 ₩
(162.09 C$)
127,519.21 ₩
(139.04 C$)
     -14.22 %
Rent Per Month
Seoul Edit Montreal Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,030,200.63 ₩
(1,123.26 C$)
1,168,308.77 ₩
(1,273.85 C$)
     +13.41 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 743,181.82 ₩
(810.32 C$)
832,522.61 ₩
(907.73 C$)
     +12.02 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,788,388.42 ₩
(3,040.27 C$)
2,084,333.93 ₩
(2,272.62 C$)
     -25.25 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,484,159.09 ₩
(1,618.23 C$)
1,449,913.20 ₩
(1,580.89 C$)
     -2.31 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seoul Edit Montreal Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,124,419.62 ₩
(2,316.33 C$)
519,866.96 ₩
(566.83 C$)
     -75.53 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,063,074.38 ₩
(1,159.11 C$)
302,547.69 ₩
(329.88 C$)
     -71.54 %
Salaries And Financing
Seoul Edit Montreal Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,901,811.64 ₩
(3,163.94 C$)
3,296,280.53 ₩
(3,594.04 C$)
     +13.59 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.12 2.43      -22.14 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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