- Cost of Living
- Canada
- Egypt
- Montreal
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Montreal, Canada**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 177% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Montreal (Canada) is 177% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | C$9 (E£ 128) | E£ 68 | + 89% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | C$5.45 (E£ 78) | E£ 65 | + 20% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | C$6 (E£ 86) | E£ 33 | + 161% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | C$1.62 (E£ 23) | E£ 14 | + 70% | |

12 eggs, large | C$3.53 (E£ 50) | E£ 18 | + 173% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | C$3.89 (E£ 55) | E£ 6 | + 802% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | C$2.83 (E£ 40) | E£ 28 | + 43% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | C$3.53 (E£ 50) | E£ 16 | + 215% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | C$2.42 (E£ 34) | E£ 5.21 | + 560% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | C$2.26 (E£ 32) | E£ 17 | + 89% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | C$18 (E£ 252) | E£ 92 | + 173% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | C$2.29 (E£ 33) | E£ 11 | + 191% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | C$2.24 (E£ 32) | E£ 3.27 | + 875% | |

Housing | + 251% | |||

Housing in Montreal (Canada) is 251% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | C$1,122 (E£ 15,960) | E£ 5,083 | + 214% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | C$1,078 (E£ 15,342) | E£ 2,637 | + 482% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | C$118 (E£ 1,683) | E£ 291 | + 478% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | C$1,214 (E£ 17,268) | E£ 2,571 | + 572% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | C$790 (E£ 11,243) | E£ 1,457 | + 672% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | C$78 (E£ 1,114) | E£ 238 | + 368% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | C$25 (E£ 356) | E£ 381 | - 6% | |

40” flat screen TV | C$458 (E£ 6,519) | E£ 6,052 | + 8% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | C$133 (E£ 1,896) | E£ 1,489 | + 27% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | C$7 (E£ 103) | E£ 67 | + 53% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | C$19 (E£ 274) | E£ 17 | + 1527% | |

Clothes | + 42% | |||

Clothes in Montreal (Canada) is 42% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | C$65 (E£ 931) | E£ 735 | + 27% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | C$60 (E£ 850) | E£ 604 | + 41% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | C$114 (E£ 1,621) | E£ 1,448 | + 12% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | C$120 (E£ 1,703) | E£ 581 | + 193% | |

Transportation | + 168% | |||

Transportation in Montreal (Canada) is 168% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | C$21,730 (E£ 309,194) | E£ 356,935 | - 13% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | C$0.94 (E£ 13) | E£ 3.35 | + 298% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | C$62 (E£ 877) | E£ 123 | + 615% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | C$30 (E£ 425) | E£ 21 | + 1934% | |

Personal Care | + 510% | |||

Personal Care in Montreal (Canada) is 510% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | C$8 (E£ 121) | E£ 24 | + 398% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | C$34 (E£ 483) | E£ 87 | + 453% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | C$115 (E£ 1,642) | E£ 98 | + 1574% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | C$8 (E£ 120) | E£ 40 | + 200% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | C$4.92 (E£ 70) | E£ 19 | + 270% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | C$5.31 (E£ 76) | E£ 23 | + 236% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | C$2.47 (E£ 35) | E£ 13 | + 179% | |

Tube of toothpaste | C$2.93 (E£ 42) | E£ 12 | + 260% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | C$25 (E£ 356) | E£ 28 | + 1183% | |

Entertainment | + 179% | |||

Entertainment in Montreal (Canada) is 179% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | C$49 (E£ 696) | E£ 119 | + 486% | |

2 tickets to the movies | C$26 (E£ 364) | E£ 86 | + 324% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | C$67 (E£ 955) | E£ 244 | + 292% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | C$36 (E£ 511) | E£ 214 | + 139% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | C$12 (E£ 170) | E£ 52 | + 226% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | C$4.38 (E£ 62) | E£ 24 | + 161% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | C$3.08 (E£ 44) | E£ 19 | + 125% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | C$667 (E£ 9,484) | E£ 12,013 | - 21% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | C$0.36 (E£ 5.09) | E£ 0.23 | + 2142% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | C$59 (E£ 833) | E£ 433 | + 93% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | C$7 (E£ 97) | E£ 26 | + 276% | |

TOTAL | + 192% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 2,284 prices entered by 427 different people.

These prices were last updated on January 19, 2018.
Exchange rate:
14.229
EGP
/
CAD

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#
Cost of living in
**Montreal (Canada)**
is
**192% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 40,893**(C$2,874) in Montreal to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 14,000**in Alexandria.## Recent Prices Added

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