Cost of living in Montreal, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Montreal

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$4,653
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$2,332
  • Montreal is the 3rd cheapest city in Canada (10 out of 12)
  • Cost of living in Montreal is cheaper than in 87% of cities in N. America (67 out of 77)
  • Cost of living in Montreal is more expensive than in 51% of cities in the World (141 out of 285)

List of prices in Montreal, Canada. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.24
12 eggs, large C$3.95
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.13
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.09
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$1.87
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.43
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$17
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.17
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$1.84
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$1,730
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,361
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$185
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,330
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$887
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$85
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$44
40” flat screen tv C$432
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$146
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$10
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$16
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$76
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$108
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$122
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$23,726
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.33
Monthly ticket public transport C$83
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$36
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$17
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) C$121
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.28
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.33
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.29
Tube of toothpaste C$2.52
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$20
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$47
2 tickets to the movies C$24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$143
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$81
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.02
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$657
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.36
1 month of gym membership in business district C$48
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$13
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,300 prices entered by 229 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2020

Montreal position in our World Ranking

the world
141st
out of 285
n. america
67th
out of 77
canada
10th
out of 12

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

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