Cost of Living Comparison Between San Jose, CA and Montreal 

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Consumer Prices in Montreal are 12.72% lower than in San Jose, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Montreal are 34.68% lower than in San Jose, CA
Rent Prices in Montreal are 59.82% lower than in San Jose, CA
Restaurant Prices in Montreal are 16.45% lower than in San Jose, CA
Groceries Prices in Montreal are 7.96% lower than in San Jose, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Montreal is 45.27% lower than in San Jose, CA
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Restaurants
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(25.68 C$)
15.58 $
(20.00 C$)
     -22.12 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.51 $
(96.95 C$)
70.10 $
(90.00 C$)
     -7.17 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(11.56 C$)
9.35 $
(12.00 C$)
     +3.85 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(8.99 C$)
5.45 $
(7.00 C$)
     -22.12 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(10.27 C$)
6.23 $
(8.00 C$)
     -22.12 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.07 $
(6.51 C$)
3.65 $
(4.68 C$)
     -28.08 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.45 $
(3.14 C$)
1.75 $
(2.25 C$)
     -28.36 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.33 $
(2.99 C$)
1.52 $
(1.95 C$)
     -34.64 %
Markets
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.65 $
(5.97 C$)
8.82 $
(11.32 C$)
     +89.82 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.53 $
(4.53 C$)
2.68 $
(3.44 C$)
     -24.05 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.61 $
(2.06 C$)
1.32 $
(1.69 C$)
     -18.15 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.60 $
(4.63 C$)
2.93 $
(3.76 C$)
     -18.75 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.61 $
(7.20 C$)
5.71 $
(7.33 C$)
     +1.83 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.13 $
(6.58 C$)
5.24 $
(6.73 C$)
     +2.20 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.62 $
(9.79 C$)
6.11 $
(7.84 C$)
     -19.89 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.28 $
(2.93 C$)
1.52 $
(1.95 C$)
     -33.55 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 $
(1.00 C$)
0.65 $
(0.83 C$)
     -16.40 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.37 $
(1.76 C$)
1.46 $
(1.88 C$)
     +7.00 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.10 $
(2.70 C$)
1.63 $
(2.09 C$)
     -22.66 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.10 $
(1.41 C$)
0.92 $
(1.19 C$)
     -16.12 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.15 $
(1.48 C$)
0.95 $
(1.22 C$)
     -17.71 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.71 $
(2.19 C$)
1.89 $
(2.42 C$)
     +10.50 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.32 $
(1.69 C$)
1.76 $
(2.26 C$)
     +33.74 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(19.26 C$)
11.68 $
(15.00 C$)
     -22.12 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.63 $
(3.38 C$)
2.61 $
(3.35 C$)
     -0.80 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.93 $
(3.76 C$)
2.83 $
(3.63 C$)
     -3.35 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(12.84 C$)
11.68 $
(15.00 C$)
     +16.83 %
Transportation
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(3.53 C$)
2.73 $
(3.50 C$)
     -0.87 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.00 $
(115.56 C$)
70.49 $
(90.50 C$)
     -21.68 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(4.49 C$)
3.12 $
(4.00 C$)
     -10.99 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(3.85 C$)
2.19 $
(2.82 C$)
     -26.88 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(38.52 C$)
30.37 $
(39.00 C$)
     +1.25 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.11 $
(6.56 C$)
5.67 $
(7.28 C$)
     +10.91 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $
(28,247.12 C$)
21,807.53 $
(28,000.00 C$)
     -0.87 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,722.22 $
(27,890.46 C$)
19,892.55 $
(25,541.23 C$)
     -8.42 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 220.01 $
(282.49 C$)
85.01 $
(109.14 C$)
     -61.36 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 $
(0.24 C$)
0.38 $
(0.49 C$)
     +102.03 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 74.55 $
(95.71 C$)
48.47 $
(62.23 C$)
     -34.98 %
Sports And Leisure
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 72.33 $
(92.87 C$)
38.26 $
(49.12 C$)
     -47.11 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.50 $
(13.48 C$)
15.60 $
(20.03 C$)
     +48.58 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(19.26 C$)
11.68 $
(15.00 C$)
     -22.12 %
Childcare
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,868.57 $
(2,399.17 C$)
689.57 $
(885.38 C$)
     -63.10 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,814.29 $
(29,292.63 C$)
8,284.03 $
(10,636.36 C$)
     -63.69 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.89 $
(56.35 C$)
64.16 $
(82.38 C$)
     +46.20 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.50 $
(41.73 C$)
36.01 $
(46.23 C$)
     +10.79 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.40 $
(100.66 C$)
87.17 $
(111.92 C$)
     +11.18 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 109.78 $
(140.95 C$)
116.64 $
(149.76 C$)
     +6.25 %
Rent Per Month
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,420.00 $
(3,107.18 C$)
1,065.34 $
(1,367.86 C$)
     -55.98 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,140.08 $
(2,747.77 C$)
786.36 $
(1,009.65 C$)
     -63.26 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,325.00 $
(5,553.13 C$)
1,939.02 $
(2,489.63 C$)
     -55.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,950.00 $
(5,071.64 C$)
1,366.68 $
(1,754.76 C$)
     -65.40 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,277.61 $
(1,640.40 C$)
619.26 $
(795.11 C$)
     -51.53 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 747.80 $
(960.15 C$)
335.80 $
(431.15 C$)
     -55.10 %
Salaries And Financing
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,563.62 $
(9,711.38 C$)
2,704.37 $
(3,472.30 C$)
     -64.25 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.97 3.68      -7.42 %
Last update: May 2022May 2022
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