Cost of living in Montreal, Canada

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$5.94
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.39
12 eggs, large C$4.44
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.29
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.37
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes C$1.97
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$2.77
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$17
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.20
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$1.78
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$1,621
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$81
Internet 8MB (1 month) C$48
40” flat screen TV C$465
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt C$95
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$7
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$18
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$70
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) C$51
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) C$111
1 pair of leather business shoes C$157
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$26,178
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.29
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$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.41
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$4.86
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.39
Tube of toothpaste C$1.85
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$22
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$48
2 tickets to the movies C$26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$163
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert C$104
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.49
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$6
iPod nano 16GB C$189
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.50
1 month of gym membership in business district C$55
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 6,917 prices entered by 701 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2015.

Montreal position in our World Ranking

the world
out of 197
n. america
out of 47
out of 10

Cheapest and most expensive products in Montreal compared to other cities:

n. america
n. america
n. america
n. america
n. america
n. america

Do you live in Montreal? We need your help!

What is the price of

Furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area

in Montreal?


International Cost of Living Index


Recent Prices Added

  • 12 eggs, large in San Francisco, California costs $3.50 (34 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Santos, Sao Paulo costs R$ 3,000 (37 minutes ago)
  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Tehran costs ﷼ 85,000 (39 minutes ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Lisbon costs €0.70 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Las Vegas, Nevada costs $1,042 (about 3 hours ago)
  • 24 tablets box of cold medicine (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex ...) in Rome costs €11 (about 3 hours ago)

What do you think about the cost of living in Montreal?