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Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Montreal 

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Consumer Prices in Montreal are 26.36% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Montreal are 53.13% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Montreal are 76.18% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Montreal are 36.11% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Montreal are 21.37% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Montreal is 27.07% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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  San Francisco, CAMontrealDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.00 $
(24.90 C$)
11.45 $
(15.00 C$)
     -39.76 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(104.84 C$)
47.69 $
(62.50 C$)
     -40.38 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $
(13.10 C$)
7.63 $
(10.00 C$)
     -23.69 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(9.17 C$)
5.34 $
(7.00 C$)
     -23.69 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.25 $
(9.50 C$)
6.10 $
(8.00 C$)
     -15.80 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.54 $
(5.95 C$)
3.05 $
(4.00 C$)
     -32.79 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.54 $
(3.33 C$)
1.65 $
(2.16 C$)
     -35.22 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.86 $
(2.44 C$)
1.29 $
(1.69 C$)
     -30.70 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.09 $
(5.36 C$)
5.96 $
(7.80 C$)
     +45.73 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.15 $
(4.13 C$)
2.27 $
(2.98 C$)
     -27.99 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.96 $
(2.57 C$)
1.11 $
(1.45 C$)
     -43.50 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.16 $
(4.14 C$)
2.40 $
(3.14 C$)
     -24.10 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.78 $
(11.51 C$)
6.14 $
(8.04 C$)
     -30.11 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.92 $
(7.75 C$)
5.37 $
(7.04 C$)
     -9.14 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.67 $
(8.74 C$)
5.65 $
(7.41 C$)
     -15.20 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.87 $
(2.46 C$)
1.27 $
(1.67 C$)
     -32.12 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 $
(1.19 C$)
0.68 $
(0.89 C$)
     -25.54 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 $
(2.06 C$)
1.38 $
(1.81 C$)
     -12.03 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.10 $
(2.75 C$)
1.45 $
(1.90 C$)
     -30.98 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.76 $
(2.31 C$)
0.93 $
(1.22 C$)
     -47.27 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.25 $
(1.63 C$)
0.92 $
(1.20 C$)
     -26.32 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.20 $
(1.57 C$)
1.74 $
(2.28 C$)
     +45.54 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.87 $
(2.46 C$)
1.64 $
(2.15 C$)
     -12.63 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(19.66 C$)
12.96 $
(16.99 C$)
     -13.57 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.04 $
(2.68 C$)
1.85 $
(2.42 C$)
     -9.42 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.20 $
(2.88 C$)
2.50 $
(3.28 C$)
     +13.81 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $
(15.73 C$)
9.16 $
(12.00 C$)
     -23.69 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(3.60 C$)
2.67 $
(3.50 C$)
     -2.88 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 81.00 $
(106.15 C$)
64.86 $
(85.00 C$)
     -19.92 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(4.59 C$)
2.67 $
(3.50 C$)
     -23.69 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(4.59 C$)
2.15 $
(2.82 C$)
     -38.60 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $
(43.25 C$)
29.76 $
(39.00 C$)
     -9.82 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.93 $
(5.15 C$)
3.71 $
(4.86 C$)
     -5.67 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $
(28,830.27 C$)
18,237.77 $
(23,900.00 C$)
     -17.10 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,106.80 $
(28,970.23 C$)
17,181.92 $
(22,516.33 C$)
     -22.28 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 135.84 $
(178.02 C$)
71.92 $
(94.25 C$)
     -47.06 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(0.14 C$)
0.28 $
(0.36 C$)
     +168.93 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.82 $
(88.88 C$)
47.17 $
(61.82 C$)
     -30.45 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 81.95 $
(107.40 C$)
26.40 $
(34.59 C$)
     -67.79 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.50 $
(24.24 C$)
12.21 $
(16.00 C$)
     -34.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(19.66 C$)
9.92 $
(13.00 C$)
     -33.87 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,226.57 $
(2,917.85 C$)
457.48 $
(599.52 C$)
     -79.45 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,864.50 $
(36,515.51 C$)
6,604.33 $
(8,654.76 C$)
     -76.30 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.85 $
(83.67 C$)
49.19 $
(64.46 C$)
     -22.96 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.36 $
(55.51 C$)
35.47 $
(46.48 C$)
     -16.26 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.73 $
(113.65 C$)
74.55 $
(97.69 C$)
     -14.04 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 150.71 $
(197.50 C$)
92.42 $
(121.11 C$)
     -38.68 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,450.78 $
(4,522.13 C$)
929.72 $
(1,218.36 C$)
     -73.06 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,844.59 $
(3,727.74 C$)
598.35 $
(784.12 C$)
     -78.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,204.44 $
(8,130.72 C$)
1,575.62 $
(2,064.80 C$)
     -74.60 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,789.10 $
(6,275.96 C$)
1,007.15 $
(1,319.83 C$)
     -78.97 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,177.14 $
(1,542.61 C$)
389.35 $
(510.22 C$)
     -66.92 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 889.93 $
(1,166.22 C$)
231.53 $
(303.42 C$)
     -73.98 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,236.13 $
(9,482.72 C$)
2,473.56 $
(3,241.52 C$)
     -65.82 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.19 3.53      -15.91 %
Last update: October 2019October 2019
Contributors:386593
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD