Cost of living in Montreal, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Montreal

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$5,905
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$3,092
  • Cost of living in Montreal is cheaper than in 63% of cities in Canada (5 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Montreal is cheaper than in 75% of cities in N. America (30 out of 40)
  • Cost of living in Montreal is more expensive than in 66% of cities in the World (67 out of 196)
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List of prices in Montreal
Current as of Dec 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$22
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$14
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.90
12 eggs, large C$5.22
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$5.15
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$4.28
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.57
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.22
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$17
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.76
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$3.30
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$2,511
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,736
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$142
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,490
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$1,079
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$107
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$58
40” flat screen tv C$384
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$173
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$13
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$27
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$81
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$54
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$122
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$155
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$30,643
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.64
Monthly ticket public transport C$95
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$22
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$24
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) C$175
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$6
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.63
4 rolls of toilet paper C$4.09
Tube of toothpaste C$4.05
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$32
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$64
2 tickets to the movies C$30
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$186
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$107
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$19
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$5.11
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$844
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.48
1 month of gym membership in business district C$43
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$15
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 470 prices entered by 59 different people.
Latest price update: December 02, 2023

Montreal position in our World Ranking

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out of 196
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out of 40
out of 8

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