Cost of Living Comparison Between San Jose, CA and Montreal 

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Consumer Prices in Montreal are 20.4% lower than in San Jose, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Montreal are 37.7% lower than in San Jose, CA
Rent Prices in Montreal are 59.2% lower than in San Jose, CA
Restaurant Prices in Montreal are 20.5% lower than in San Jose, CA
Groceries Prices in Montreal are 18.1% lower than in San Jose, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Montreal is 32.8% lower than in San Jose, CA
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Restaurants
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(26.63 C$)
15.02 $
(20.00 C$)
     -24.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(106.53 C$)
67.59 $
(90.00 C$)
     -15.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.09 $
(12.10 C$)
9.76 $
(13.00 C$)
     +7.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.30 $
(9.72 C$)
5.63 $
(7.50 C$)
     -22.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $
(11.98 C$)
6.01 $
(8.00 C$)
     -33.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.91 $
(6.53 C$)
3.59 $
(4.78 C$)
     -26.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 $
(3.32 C$)
1.83 $
(2.44 C$)
     -26.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.25 $
(2.99 C$)
1.37 $
(1.83 C$)
     -39.0 %
Markets
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.87 $
(6.49 C$)
7.89 $
(10.51 C$)
     +62.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.00 $
(5.33 C$)
2.58 $
(3.44 C$)
     -35.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.84 $
(2.45 C$)
1.31 $
(1.75 C$)
     -28.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.25 $
(6.98 C$)
2.99 $
(3.98 C$)
     -43.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.68 $
(7.56 C$)
5.28 $
(7.03 C$)
     -7.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.12 $
(8.15 C$)
5.20 $
(6.92 C$)
     -15.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.38 $
(9.83 C$)
5.95 $
(7.92 C$)
     -19.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.38 $
(3.17 C$)
1.45 $
(1.93 C$)
     -39.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.86 $
(1.14 C$)
0.69 $
(0.92 C$)
     -19.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.69 $
(2.25 C$)
1.46 $
(1.95 C$)
     -13.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.30 $
(3.06 C$)
1.67 $
(2.22 C$)
     -27.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.25 $
(1.66 C$)
0.79 $
(1.05 C$)
     -36.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.29 $
(1.72 C$)
0.94 $
(1.26 C$)
     -27.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.36 $
(3.14 C$)
2.29 $
(3.05 C$)
     -2.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.54 $
(2.06 C$)
1.72 $
(2.29 C$)
     +11.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(19.97 C$)
12.02 $
(16.00 C$)
     -19.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.23 $
(2.97 C$)
2.37 $
(3.16 C$)
     +6.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.42 $
(3.22 C$)
2.66 $
(3.54 C$)
     +9.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.50 $
(13.98 C$)
11.26 $
(15.00 C$)
     +7.3 %
Transportation
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(3.33 C$)
2.63 $
(3.50 C$)
     +5.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.00 $
(119.85 C$)
70.59 $
(94.00 C$)
     -21.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 $
(4.99 C$)
3.08 $
(4.10 C$)
     -17.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(3.99 C$)
2.11 $
(2.82 C$)
     -29.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(39.95 C$)
30.98 $
(41.25 C$)
     +3.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.08 $
(6.77 C$)
5.49 $
(7.31 C$)
     +8.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,926.50 $
(30,529.52 C$)
22,528.85 $
(30,000.00 C$)
     -1.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,443.75 $
(29,886.68 C$)
19,747.31 $
(26,296.04 C$)
     -12.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 227.71 $
(303.23 C$)
78.42 $
(104.43 C$)
     -65.6 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.26 $
(0.35 C$)
0.38 $
(0.51 C$)
     +45.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 77.95 $
(103.80 C$)
45.93 $
(61.16 C$)
     -41.1 %
Sports And Leisure
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 73.20 $
(97.48 C$)
29.70 $
(39.55 C$)
     -59.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.83 $
(23.75 C$)
13.94 $
(18.56 C$)
     -21.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(19.97 C$)
11.26 $
(14.99 C$)
     -25.0 %
Childcare
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,908.33 $
(2,541.19 C$)
680.21 $
(905.79 C$)
     -64.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,033.33 $
(37,329.92 C$)
8,498.38 $
(11,316.67 C$)
     -69.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 45.21 $
(60.21 C$)
62.56 $
(83.31 C$)
     +38.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.00 $
(50.60 C$)
37.42 $
(49.82 C$)
     -1.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.94 $
(107.78 C$)
92.07 $
(122.61 C$)
     +13.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 106.50 $
(141.82 C$)
115.52 $
(153.82 C$)
     +8.5 %
Rent Per Month
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,443.76 $
(3,254.18 C$)
1,081.14 $
(1,439.68 C$)
     -55.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,176.85 $
(2,898.74 C$)
828.08 $
(1,102.69 C$)
     -62.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,292.86 $
(5,716.48 C$)
1,892.82 $
(2,520.52 C$)
     -55.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,767.86 $
(5,017.38 C$)
1,381.12 $
(1,839.13 C$)
     -63.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,128.56 $
(1,502.82 C$)
578.40 $
(770.21 C$)
     -48.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 808.33 $
(1,076.39 C$)
331.27 $
(441.12 C$)
     -59.0 %
Salaries And Financing
San Jose, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,711.75 $
(8,937.55 C$)
2,808.40 $
(3,739.73 C$)
     -58.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.25 5.33      +1.6 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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