Cost of living in Montreal, Canada

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district C$16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) C$9
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$5.97
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.30
12 eggs, large C$4.30
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.26
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.37
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes C$1.86
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$2.90
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$17
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.21
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$1.87
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$1,546
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$90
Internet 8MB (1 month) C$48
40” flat screen TV C$466
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt C$89
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$7
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$17
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$68
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) C$52
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) C$113
1 pair of leather business shoes C$163
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$27,448
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.30
Monthly ticket public transport C$80
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) C$22
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) C$9
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.84
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.04
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.33
Tube of toothpaste C$1.86
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$25
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$47
2 tickets to the movies C$26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$147
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert C$105
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$11
Capuccino in expat area of the city C$4.52
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$6
iPod nano 16GB C$195
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.56
1 month of gym membership in business district C$54
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 6,817 prices entered by 690 different people.
Latest price update: March 31, 2015.

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