Cost of living in Montreal, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Montreal

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$4,603
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$2,304
  • Montreal is the 2nd cheapest city in Canada (11 out of 12)
  • Montreal is the 3rd cheapest city in N. America (69 out of 71)
  • Cost of living in Montreal is cheaper than in 54% of cities in the World (139 out of 257)

List of prices in Montreal, Canada. Current as of Apr 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.17
12 eggs, large C$3.95
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.15
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.36
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.13
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.42
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$17
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.18
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$1.81
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$1,697
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,320
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$134
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,343
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$928
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$86
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$44
40” flat screen tv C$437
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$146
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$10
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$16
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$66
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$46
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$109
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$122
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$23,871
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.31
Monthly ticket public transport C$87
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$36
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$17
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) C$122
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.49
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$4.93
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.84
Tube of toothpaste C$2.60
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$22
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$48
2 tickets to the movies C$24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$140
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$92
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.15
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$657
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.35
1 month of gym membership in business district C$46
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$13
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 976 prices entered by 185 different people.
Latest price update: April 07, 2020

Montreal position in our World Ranking

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out of 257
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out of 71
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