Cost of living in Montreal, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Montreal

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$4,879
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$2,376
  • Montreal is the 2nd cheapest city in Canada (5 out of 6)
  • Cost of living in Montreal is cheaper than in 83% of cities in N. America (30 out of 36)
  • Cost of living in Montreal is more expensive than in 55% of cities in the World (72 out of 157)
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List of prices in Montreal
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.49
12 eggs, large C$4.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$5.37
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$12
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$4.07
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.81
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$4.00
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$17
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.26
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.62
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$1,777
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,283
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$131
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,298
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$772
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$79
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$39
40” flat screen tv C$392
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$146
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$9
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$22
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$78
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$124
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$130
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$24,944
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.23
Monthly ticket public transport C$92
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$34
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$14
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) C$134
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$5.86
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$4.73
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.34
Tube of toothpaste C$2.51
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$28
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$57
2 tickets to the movies C$27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$153
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$117
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.88
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$647
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.37
1 month of gym membership in business district C$59
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$14
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 469 prices entered by 99 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2022

Montreal position in our World Ranking

the world
72nd
out of 157
n. america
30th
out of 36
canada
5th
out of 6

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

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