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Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Montreal 

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Consumer Prices in Montreal are 30.12% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Montreal are 54.55% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Montreal are 76.91% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Montreal are 32.90% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Montreal are 31.48% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Montreal is 19.29% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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  San Francisco, CAMontrealDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(20.13 C$)
11.18 $
(15.00 C$)
     -25.50 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(107.38 C$)
44.70 $
(60.00 C$)
     -44.12 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(10.74 C$)
7.45 $
(10.00 C$)
     -6.87 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(8.05 C$)
4.47 $
(6.00 C$)
     -25.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(9.40 C$)
5.59 $
(7.50 C$)
     -20.18 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.45 $
(5.98 C$)
2.68 $
(3.60 C$)
     -39.83 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 $
(3.04 C$)
1.49 $
(2.00 C$)
     -34.13 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.93 $
(2.59 C$)
1.18 $
(1.58 C$)
     -38.77 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.25 $
(5.70 C$)
5.90 $
(7.92 C$)
     +39.00 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.44 $
(4.62 C$)
2.17 $
(2.91 C$)
     -36.89 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.11 $
(2.83 C$)
1.09 $
(1.46 C$)
     -48.50 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.34 $
(4.49 C$)
2.33 $
(3.12 C$)
     -30.39 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.05 $
(14.84 C$)
6.13 $
(8.23 C$)
     -44.52 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.05 $
(8.12 C$)
4.53 $
(6.08 C$)
     -25.18 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.21 $
(11.02 C$)
5.20 $
(6.98 C$)
     -36.63 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.96 $
(2.63 C$)
1.19 $
(1.60 C$)
     -39.21 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.16 $
(1.56 C$)
0.68 $
(0.91 C$)
     -41.44 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.47 $
(1.97 C$)
1.31 $
(1.76 C$)
     -10.80 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.28 $
(3.06 C$)
1.30 $
(1.74 C$)
     -42.95 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.61 $
(2.16 C$)
0.85 $
(1.14 C$)
     -47.33 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.26 $
(1.69 C$)
0.81 $
(1.09 C$)
     -35.48 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.71 $
(2.30 C$)
1.55 $
(2.08 C$)
     -9.42 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 $
(2.31 C$)
1.49 $
(2.00 C$)
     -13.24 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(20.13 C$)
11.18 $
(15.00 C$)
     -25.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.86 $
(2.49 C$)
1.83 $
(2.45 C$)
     -1.59 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.71 $
(3.63 C$)
2.40 $
(3.22 C$)
     -11.31 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.75 $
(13.09 C$)
8.94 $
(12.00 C$)
     -8.31 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(3.69 C$)
2.42 $
(3.25 C$)
     -11.95 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 78.00 $
(104.70 C$)
63.33 $
(85.00 C$)
     -18.81 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(4.70 C$)
2.61 $
(3.50 C$)
     -25.50 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.10 $
(4.16 C$)
2.10 $
(2.82 C$)
     -32.32 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $
(44.29 C$)
28.24 $
(37.90 C$)
     -14.44 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.78 $
(5.07 C$)
3.56 $
(4.78 C$)
     -5.69 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,040.00 $
(29,583.19 C$)
17,135.41 $
(23,000.00 C$)
     -22.25 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,129.88 $
(28,361.58 C$)
16,319.00 $
(21,904.18 C$)
     -22.77 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 116.09 $
(155.82 C$)
74.67 $
(100.22 C$)
     -35.68 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 $
(0.13 C$)
0.26 $
(0.35 C$)
     +175.14 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.81 $
(88.33 C$)
46.30 $
(62.14 C$)
     -29.65 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 80.79 $
(108.43 C$)
27.60 $
(37.05 C$)
     -65.84 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.00 $
(25.50 C$)
11.28 $
(15.14 C$)
     -40.62 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(18.79 C$)
9.69 $
(13.00 C$)
     -30.82 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,173.68 $
(2,917.62 C$)
541.22 $
(726.46 C$)
     -75.10 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,190.00 $
(35,153.53 C$)
5,829.76 $
(7,825.00 C$)
     -77.74 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.67 $
(81.44 C$)
51.19 $
(68.71 C$)
     -15.63 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.05 $
(56.44 C$)
33.64 $
(45.16 C$)
     -19.99 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.29 $
(115.82 C$)
73.56 $
(98.74 C$)
     -14.75 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 136.29 $
(182.94 C$)
98.43 $
(132.12 C$)
     -27.78 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,366.36 $
(4,518.49 C$)
808.86 $
(1,085.69 C$)
     -75.97 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,736.89 $
(3,673.58 C$)
554.39 $
(744.13 C$)
     -79.74 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,743.88 $
(7,709.72 C$)
1,429.13 $
(1,918.25 C$)
     -75.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,356.71 $
(5,847.79 C$)
948.83 $
(1,273.56 C$)
     -78.22 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,163.16 $
(1,561.25 C$)
363.20 $
(487.51 C$)
     -68.77 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 893.36 $
(1,199.11 C$)
223.55 $
(300.06 C$)
     -74.98 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,145.51 $
(8,248.81 C$)
2,254.36 $
(3,025.91 C$)
     -63.32 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.32 3.49      -19.21 %
Last update: March 2019March 2019
Contributors:394528
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Currency: USD