Cost of Living in Quebec City

Summary about cost of living in Quebec City:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$ 12.00-22.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 C$ 40.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 C$ 9.00-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 C$ 4.00-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 C$ 4.00-7.50
Cappuccino (regular) 3.92 C$ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.79 C$ 1.00-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.37 C$ 1.00-2.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.29 C$ 6.81-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.87 C$ 2.22-3.80
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.58 C$ 0.91-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.13 C$ 2.00-4.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.99 C$ 2.72-18.14
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.20 C$ 4.54-9.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.93 C$ 5.90-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 1.90 C$ 0.91-2.49
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 C$ 0.68-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 1.87 C$ 0.45-3.40
Tomato (1 lb) 2.11 C$ 1.36-3.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.16 C$ 0.45-2.04
Onion (1 lb) 0.68 C$ 0.45-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 2.60 C$ 1.50-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.36 C$ 2.00-5.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 C$ 15.00-18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.04 C$ 1.75-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.67 C$ 2.50-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 C$ 10.00-15.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$ 3.00-3.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 87.25 C$ 75.00-88.50
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.45 C$ 3.45-3.75
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 C$ 2.74-2.74
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.80 C$ 37.80-38.05
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.60 C$ 4.05-5.16
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 C$ 22,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,686.83 C$ 18,000.00-25,294.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 117.86 C$ 63.75-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.28 C$ 0.10-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.43 C$ 50.00-75.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.75 C$ 25.00-65.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.67 C$ 14.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 C$ 12.00-15.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 750.00 C$ 600.00-1,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,900.00 C$ 5,000.00-16,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.17 C$ 50.00-85.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.00 C$ 25.00-65.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 105.00 C$ 75.00-130.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 118.12 C$ 80.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 690.67 C$ 550.00-850.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 509.62 C$ 400.00-650.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,028.57 C$ 850.00-1,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 829.50 C$ 750.00-950.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 246.36 C$ 195.09-294.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 184.27 C$ 167.00-200.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,244.75 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.17 2.00-4.00

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Last update: March 2019
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5 Comments so far

#Kourou on Jan 20, 2019 :
How is the average payment there in Quebec?
like if you go any job there can you get at least money enough for your rent and for the electricity etc. + food? or do you need a second job I got a Culinary school degree but probably will look for another job than the Kitchen, so that's why I'm asking if you can live in Canada with 1 any kind of Job
#Anonymous on Feb 18, 2018 :
to be happe in canada 7000$ net plus alots free time if your happy in your contry
cnada is not worthet
#Srik on Jan 30, 2018 :
Myself and My Wife earning a salary of AED 20000/- (CAD-6500/-) and living in Dubai.I am into finance with 8 Years Exp and my wife into S/W Testing with 5 Years of Exp.Will we get a job in Canada.We are newly married and wish to migrate to Canada.Please advise.Is it worth migrating and in such a case how much should be our min Salary.We are vegetarians and no drinks or smoke.Awaiting your responses and advise please.
#Gladiator on Oct 13, 2017 :
I am being offered a salary of $49,900 (yearly) to move to Quebec City for a job. I was wondering if its enough to live comfortably. I am single and I mostly care about gas prices for car, insurance, rent, electricity, water and internet. And food obviously.
#Anonymous on Jan 09, 2017 :
i agree with the rent of one bedroom very usual old apt rent is 500 out of city and cheapest but then all those expensive bills pile up. enjoying public transportation, bell internet at your home, electericity and mobile is another 300$. now we add shopping, food, restaurants not lux, morning coffee not at tim horton,medical urgencies, pharmacy, beauty and healthcare without travel is another500$. at my estimation to be able to live like a normal being without being able to go to holiday monthly income of 2000 is enough.if you really need to save sth for going travel you need to make at least 3000/mo. i made 1500$ last monthes at i am now literally screwed with credit debt. if u can live without means of a rather comfortable life and u sacrifice having internet, transportation and phone plus food 1500 is enough. i really tried to give a realistic picture here.