Cost of Living in Quebec City

Summary of cost of living in Quebec City, Canada:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 15.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 95.00 C$ 60.00-220.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$ 13.79-16.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.00 C$ 7.00-12.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.88 C$ 7.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.52 C$ 3.00-8.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.27 C$ 2.56-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.42 C$ 2.00-3.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.36 C$ 7.57-15.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.53 C$ 2.72-5.43
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.30 C$ 1.81-3.67
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.92 C$ 3.20-5.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.56 C$ 4.54-22.68
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.34 C$ 3.63-8.16
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.58 C$ 6.35-13.61
Apples (1 lb) 2.57 C$ 0.91-3.00
Banana (1 lb) 1.00 C$ 0.69-1.59
Oranges (1 lb) 2.90 C$ 2.27-3.63
Tomato (1 lb) 3.26 C$ 0.91-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 1.43 C$ 0.45-2.49
Onion (1 lb) 1.42 C$ 0.68-2.49
Lettuce (1 head) 3.25 C$ 2.25-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.46 C$ 1.60-3.99
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 15.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.83 C$ 3.00-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.95 C$ 1.45-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 C$ 12.00-17.60
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.75 C$ 3.50-3.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 94.50 C$ 91.95-114.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 C$ 4.10-5.15
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.23 C$ 3.30-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 42.00 C$ 39.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.40 C$ 5.86-8.52
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$ 33,978.00-33,978.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,661.94 C$ 27,382.58-28,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 186.93 C$ 113.00-293.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 51.50 C$ 40.00-70.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 76.32 C$ 50.00-121.50
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.33 C$ 30.00-69.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 49.67 C$ 49.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 13.00-22.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,541.67 C$ 1,200.00-1,725.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,500.00 C$ 6,000.00-12,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 112.75 C$ 50.00-160.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 64.11 C$ 30.00-99.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 134.82 C$ 80.00-200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 179.50 C$ 143.00-250.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,324.69 C$ 815.00-1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,272.50 C$ 950.00-1,695.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,968.08 C$ 1,500.00-2,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,632.50 C$ 1,200.00-2,180.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,161.28 C$ 464.51-1,439.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 426.32 C$ 339.09-696.77
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,434.17 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.27 5.69-9.00

Prices in Quebec City

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Last update: April 2024
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7 Comments so far
HAirji GAlll on Apr 11, 2024:
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HD on Sep 01, 2023:
I don't mind the short summers as I'm no fan of the heat here in California, I would love to visit Canada don't day sun but do do driving as I'm no fan of air planes what is needed to relocate to Canada, will I be required to give up my U.S. citizenship, or can I retain it
Luzingu on May 22, 2022:
How is the overage payment in Quebec? I mean, how much $ can someone get for a simple job in Quebec? We've that money, could it possible to rent house? Or even buy food?
I expect your promt reply
ZEESHAN ALAM on Oct 17, 2021:
I am manufacturers of Pink Himalayan Salt Products from Pakistan. I want to go to the Canada for business and live here with my family 3 children and one spouse.. What is your suggestion in that regard? Which city good for me? Want low budget residents.
Ema on Aug 17, 2020:
U forgot To talk a bout malle sirup and poutine
Karola on Jun 24, 2020:
Correction: I meant to write up to 50% income tax....
Karola on Jun 24, 2020:
Canada is far more expensive than people are being told....no one is accounting for property taxes which can be very significant ($3000 to $4000 in a small city), income tax (up to $50) combined w. city/provincial/GST taxes on most consumable items (except groceries, but there is tax on eating out) means that the average Canadian will work a fulltime job from January 01 until the END OF JUNE just to pay TAXES!! Groceries are not cheap, as even though we grow alot of food in Canada, most of our produce is imported from other countries. Electricity costs are increasing substantially in many provinces (ie. the winters are quite cold in most cities except for on the coast or in Southern Ontario where the cost of living in generally quite high, and summers throughout Canada can be hot requiring air conditioning), as well as water/sewer due to very old infrastructure which we don't have the tax base/population to fix/update. Insuring a vehicle can be expensive in some provinces w. private insurance, and gasoline prices are also rising considerably despite Alberta being oil-rich. Electric vehicles are beyond almost everyone's affordability except the upper-middle class (which doesn't include most professionals like teachers, nurses, engineers, etc.) and upper class. Also government mismanagement means that heating (natural gas) is increasing in cost also, plus our federal and provincial governments have incredible levels of debt, similar to the USA. Canada is NOT the inexpensive paradise that most people think it is. Plus the cold winters limit how much people can comfortably/easily get out to socialize, which people from the EU, Middle East, South and Central America and Asia generally find difficult and affects their quality of life. We work alot and have short summers. I was born and raised here. Something to seriously consider.