Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Montreal 

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Consumer Prices in Montreal are 34.3% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Montreal are 48.2% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Montreal are 65.3% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Montreal are 26.9% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Montreal are 35.0% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Montreal is 32.5% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Montreal Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(34.49 C$)
18.12 $
(25.00 C$)
     -27.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 $
(165.55 C$)
86.98 $
(120.00 C$)
     -27.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(16.56 C$)
10.87 $
(15.00 C$)
     -9.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(11.04 C$)
5.80 $
(8.00 C$)
     -27.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(11.04 C$)
5.80 $
(8.00 C$)
     -27.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.67 $
(7.83 C$)
3.77 $
(5.21 C$)
     -33.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.90 $
(4.00 C$)
2.04 $
(2.81 C$)
     -29.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.37 $
(3.27 C$)
1.51 $
(2.08 C$)
     -36.3 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.15 $
(8.48 C$)
7.80 $
(10.76 C$)
     +26.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.43 $
(6.12 C$)
2.85 $
(3.93 C$)
     -35.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.12 $
(4.30 C$)
1.49 $
(2.05 C$)
     -52.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.51 $
(7.61 C$)
3.29 $
(4.54 C$)
     -40.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.93 $
(13.70 C$)
5.57 $
(7.69 C$)
     -43.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.89 $
(10.89 C$)
5.48 $
(7.56 C$)
     -30.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.40 $
(12.97 C$)
6.44 $
(8.88 C$)
     -31.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.09 $
(4.27 C$)
1.58 $
(2.17 C$)
     -49.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.48 $
(2.04 C$)
0.67 $
(0.92 C$)
     -54.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.64 $
(3.64 C$)
1.74 $
(2.40 C$)
     -34.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.45 $
(4.76 C$)
2.00 $
(2.76 C$)
     -41.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.97 $
(2.72 C$)
0.92 $
(1.27 C$)
     -53.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.64 $
(2.27 C$)
1.09 $
(1.50 C$)
     -34.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.02 $
(4.17 C$)
2.47 $
(3.40 C$)
     -18.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $
(3.37 C$)
1.67 $
(2.30 C$)
     -31.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 $
(24.83 C$)
14.50 $
(20.00 C$)
     -19.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.37 $
(3.27 C$)
3.29 $
(4.54 C$)
     +38.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.10 $
(4.28 C$)
3.25 $
(4.48 C$)
     +4.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.25 $
(18.28 C$)
10.87 $
(15.00 C$)
     -17.9 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Montreal Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(3.79 C$)
2.72 $
(3.75 C$)
     -1.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 96.50 $
(133.13 C$)
70.31 $
(97.00 C$)
     -27.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $
(5.52 C$)
3.30 $
(4.55 C$)
     -17.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(4.14 C$)
2.33 $
(3.22 C$)
     -22.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 $
(53.80 C$)
38.49 $
(53.10 C$)
     -1.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.10 $
(7.04 C$)
4.70 $
(6.48 C$)
     -7.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 $
(44,146.94 C$)
24,629.02 $
(33,978.00 C$)
     -23.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,336.48 $
(37,713.18 C$)
19,996.52 $
(27,587.04 C$)
     -26.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 254.53 $
(351.15 C$)
77.24 $
(106.56 C$)
     -69.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 50.68 $
(69.92 C$)
38.04 $
(52.48 C$)
     -24.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.91 $
(93.69 C$)
44.29 $
(61.10 C$)
     -34.8 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 113.36 $
(156.40 C$)
32.71 $
(45.12 C$)
     -71.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.50 $
(36.56 C$)
16.31 $
(22.50 C$)
     -38.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $
(23.45 C$)
10.87 $
(15.00 C$)
     -36.0 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,844.44 $
(3,924.17 C$)
674.63 $
(930.71 C$)
     -76.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,333.33 $
(43,227.22 C$)
6,791.31 $
(9,369.23 C$)
     -78.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Montreal Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.27 $
(87.29 C$)
63.01 $
(86.92 C$)
     -0.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.82 $
(70.11 C$)
46.87 $
(64.67 C$)
     -7.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 109.32 $
(150.81 C$)
86.38 $
(119.17 C$)
     -21.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 138.84 $
(191.54 C$)
103.70 $
(143.07 C$)
     -25.3 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,215.69 $
(4,436.34 C$)
1,212.35 $
(1,672.55 C$)
     -62.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,726.92 $
(3,762.04 C$)
951.25 $
(1,312.33 C$)
     -65.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,915.00 $
(8,160.29 C$)
2,157.83 $
(2,976.92 C$)
     -63.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,047.73 $
(6,963.80 C$)
1,539.20 $
(2,123.47 C$)
     -69.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,199.54 $
(1,654.87 C$)
689.97 $
(951.88 C$)
     -42.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,086.49 $
(1,498.91 C$)
394.13 $
(543.74 C$)
     -63.7 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Montreal Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,767.71 $
(10,716.27 C$)
2,714.58 $
(3,745.02 C$)
     -65.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.66 6.36      -4.5 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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