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Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Montreal 

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Consumer Prices in Montreal are 27.56% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Montreal are 53.74% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Montreal are 76.30% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Montreal are 35.49% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Montreal are 23.29% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Montreal is 23.08% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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  San Francisco, CAMontrealDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 $
(23.85 C$)
11.32 $
(15.00 C$)
     -37.11 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 77.50 $
(102.69 C$)
45.28 $
(60.00 C$)
     -41.57 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(11.93 C$)
7.55 $
(10.00 C$)
     -16.15 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(9.28 C$)
4.91 $
(6.50 C$)
     -29.92 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(9.28 C$)
6.04 $
(8.00 C$)
     -13.75 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.53 $
(6.00 C$)
2.95 $
(3.90 C$)
     -34.89 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 $
(3.24 C$)
1.56 $
(2.06 C$)
     -36.27 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 $
(2.50 C$)
1.24 $
(1.65 C$)
     -34.20 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.25 $
(5.63 C$)
5.89 $
(7.80 C$)
     +38.55 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.07 $
(4.07 C$)
2.22 $
(2.94 C$)
     -27.83 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.13 $
(2.82 C$)
1.08 $
(1.43 C$)
     -49.06 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.30 $
(4.38 C$)
2.33 $
(3.09 C$)
     -29.34 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.50 $
(11.26 C$)
6.17 $
(8.18 C$)
     -27.34 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.14 $
(8.14 C$)
5.19 $
(6.88 C$)
     -15.47 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.21 $
(9.56 C$)
5.68 $
(7.52 C$)
     -21.26 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.90 $
(2.51 C$)
1.26 $
(1.67 C$)
     -33.64 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.98 $
(1.30 C$)
0.69 $
(0.91 C$)
     -30.23 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 $
(2.08 C$)
1.35 $
(1.78 C$)
     -14.26 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.08 $
(2.75 C$)
1.40 $
(1.86 C$)
     -32.53 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.41 $
(1.87 C$)
0.89 $
(1.18 C$)
     -36.61 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.07 $
(1.42 C$)
0.88 $
(1.16 C$)
     -18.19 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.20 $
(1.58 C$)
1.64 $
(2.18 C$)
     +37.37 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.78 $
(2.36 C$)
1.57 $
(2.07 C$)
     -12.01 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(19.88 C$)
11.32 $
(15.00 C$)
     -24.53 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.04 $
(2.71 C$)
1.79 $
(2.38 C$)
     -12.16 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 $
(3.31 C$)
2.42 $
(3.21 C$)
     -3.22 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $
(15.90 C$)
9.06 $
(12.00 C$)
     -24.53 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(3.64 C$)
2.45 $
(3.25 C$)
     -10.81 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 81.00 $
(107.33 C$)
64.15 $
(85.00 C$)
     -20.80 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(4.64 C$)
2.64 $
(3.50 C$)
     -24.53 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(3.98 C$)
2.13 $
(2.82 C$)
     -29.15 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $
(43.73 C$)
29.43 $
(39.00 C$)
     -10.81 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.93 $
(5.20 C$)
3.63 $
(4.81 C$)
     -7.49 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $
(29,151.08 C$)
18,112.54 $
(24,000.00 C$)
     -17.67 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,606.80 $
(28,630.07 C$)
16,798.73 $
(22,259.14 C$)
     -22.25 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 138.59 $
(183.63 C$)
72.07 $
(95.50 C$)
     -48.00 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(0.13 C$)
0.27 $
(0.36 C$)
     +174.83 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.92 $
(88.68 C$)
46.20 $
(61.22 C$)
     -30.96 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 83.11 $
(110.12 C$)
26.86 $
(35.60 C$)
     -67.68 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.00 $
(30.48 C$)
11.88 $
(15.74 C$)
     -48.35 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(19.88 C$)
9.81 $
(13.00 C$)
     -34.59 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,139.07 $
(2,834.37 C$)
451.72 $
(598.55 C$)
     -78.88 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,864.50 $
(36,921.83 C$)
6,474.89 $
(8,579.55 C$)
     -76.76 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.95 $
(84.74 C$)
49.11 $
(65.07 C$)
     -23.20 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.32 $
(58.73 C$)
34.17 $
(45.28 C$)
     -22.90 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.00 $
(113.95 C$)
72.81 $
(96.48 C$)
     -15.34 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 147.76 $
(195.80 C$)
93.20 $
(123.50 C$)
     -36.92 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,442.56 $
(4,561.56 C$)
908.76 $
(1,204.15 C$)
     -73.60 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,801.85 $
(3,712.59 C$)
594.94 $
(788.32 C$)
     -78.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,227.27 $
(8,251.44 C$)
1,554.17 $
(2,059.35 C$)
     -75.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,716.88 $
(6,250.09 C$)
1,009.11 $
(1,337.12 C$)
     -78.61 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,178.06 $
(1,560.98 C$)
396.80 $
(525.78 C$)
     -66.32 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 889.93 $
(1,179.20 C$)
233.75 $
(309.73 C$)
     -73.73 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,875.12 $
(9,109.88 C$)
2,446.47 $
(3,241.69 C$)
     -64.42 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.26 3.52      -17.51 %
Last update: September 2019September 2019
Contributors:384590
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD