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Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Montreal 

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Consumer Prices in Montreal are 29.80% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Montreal are 54.15% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Montreal are 76.69% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Montreal are 35.13% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Montreal are 30.89% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Montreal is 20.84% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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  San Francisco, CAMontrealDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.50 $
(21.88 C$)
11.31 $
(15.00 C$)
     -31.45 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(106.09 C$)
45.25 $
(60.00 C$)
     -43.44 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(10.61 C$)
7.54 $
(10.00 C$)
     -5.74 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.24 $
(8.27 C$)
4.52 $
(6.00 C$)
     -27.49 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(10.61 C$)
5.28 $
(7.00 C$)
     -34.02 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.50 $
(5.97 C$)
2.69 $
(3.57 C$)
     -40.14 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 $
(2.89 C$)
1.49 $
(1.98 C$)
     -31.62 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.92 $
(2.55 C$)
1.17 $
(1.55 C$)
     -38.94 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.35 $
(5.77 C$)
5.97 $
(7.92 C$)
     +37.32 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.45 $
(4.58 C$)
2.21 $
(2.93 C$)
     -35.92 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.11 $
(2.79 C$)
1.08 $
(1.43 C$)
     -48.75 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.60 $
(4.77 C$)
2.42 $
(3.21 C$)
     -32.71 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.44 $
(13.84 C$)
6.12 $
(8.12 C$)
     -41.32 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.88 $
(7.80 C$)
4.69 $
(6.22 C$)
     -20.21 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.21 $
(10.89 C$)
5.06 $
(6.71 C$)
     -38.36 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.96 $
(2.60 C$)
1.17 $
(1.56 C$)
     -40.23 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.16 $
(1.54 C$)
0.70 $
(0.93 C$)
     -39.83 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.47 $
(1.95 C$)
1.28 $
(1.70 C$)
     -12.79 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.28 $
(3.02 C$)
1.23 $
(1.63 C$)
     -46.15 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.61 $
(2.13 C$)
0.84 $
(1.11 C$)
     -47.98 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.26 $
(1.67 C$)
0.68 $
(0.90 C$)
     -45.81 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.71 $
(2.27 C$)
1.53 $
(2.03 C$)
     -10.68 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 $
(2.28 C$)
1.48 $
(1.97 C$)
     -13.65 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(19.89 C$)
11.31 $
(15.00 C$)
     -24.59 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.86 $
(2.46 C$)
1.80 $
(2.38 C$)
     -3.21 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.71 $
(3.59 C$)
2.40 $
(3.18 C$)
     -11.50 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.38 $
(12.43 C$)
9.05 $
(12.00 C$)
     -3.48 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(3.65 C$)
2.45 $
(3.25 C$)
     -10.88 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $
(106.09 C$)
64.10 $
(85.00 C$)
     -19.88 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(4.64 C$)
2.64 $
(3.50 C$)
     -24.59 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.76 $
(3.66 C$)
2.12 $
(2.82 C$)
     -23.02 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $
(43.76 C$)
28.50 $
(37.80 C$)
     -13.62 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.74 $
(4.96 C$)
3.79 $
(5.03 C$)
     +1.40 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,080.00 $
(29,279.93 C$)
17,721.35 $
(23,500.00 C$)
     -19.74 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,019.43 $
(27,873.54 C$)
16,715.58 $
(22,166.26 C$)
     -20.48 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 106.26 $
(140.91 C$)
73.35 $
(97.27 C$)
     -30.97 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(0.13 C$)
0.23 $
(0.31 C$)
     +133.77 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.35 $
(84.01 C$)
47.78 $
(63.36 C$)
     -24.58 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 79.48 $
(105.39 C$)
30.05 $
(39.85 C$)
     -62.19 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.60 $
(28.64 C$)
11.99 $
(15.90 C$)
     -44.49 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(18.57 C$)
9.80 $
(13.00 C$)
     -29.98 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,191.05 $
(2,905.52 C$)
553.06 $
(733.41 C$)
     -74.76 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,628.57 $
(32,659.55 C$)
6,277.88 $
(8,325.00 C$)
     -74.51 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.38 $
(80.06 C$)
52.43 $
(69.53 C$)
     -13.16 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.55 $
(59.08 C$)
33.55 $
(44.49 C$)
     -24.69 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.00 $
(115.37 C$)
75.40 $
(99.99 C$)
     -13.33 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 129.06 $
(171.15 C$)
100.70 $
(133.53 C$)
     -21.98 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,358.39 $
(4,453.51 C$)
786.42 $
(1,042.86 C$)
     -76.58 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,692.80 $
(3,570.87 C$)
545.87 $
(723.87 C$)
     -79.73 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,713.54 $
(7,576.64 C$)
1,448.70 $
(1,921.09 C$)
     -74.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,267.07 $
(5,658.50 C$)
956.20 $
(1,268.00 C$)
     -77.59 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,161.23 $
(1,539.89 C$)
359.66 $
(476.94 C$)
     -69.03 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 910.86 $
(1,207.88 C$)
222.18 $
(294.63 C$)
     -75.61 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,015.59 $
(7,977.17 C$)
2,183.24 $
(2,895.16 C$)
     -63.71 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.29 3.39      -21.13 %
Last update: January 2019January 2019
Contributors:385513
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD