Cost of living in Quebec City, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Quebec City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,347 (C$4,312)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,557 (C$2,006)
  • Quebec City is the cheapest city in Canada (12 out of 12)
  • Quebec City is the 4th cheapest city in N. America (53 out of 56)
  • Cost of living in Quebec City is more expensive than in 54% of cities in the World (125 out of 270)
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List of prices in Quebec City
Current as of Jul 2022.

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Food Update prices
CAD USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$16 ($13)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$11 ($9)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$6 ($4.80)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.32 ($1.80)
12 eggs, large C$4.48 ($3.48)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.82 ($3.74)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$9 ($7)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$4.45 ($3.45)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.04 ($1.59)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.32 ($2.58)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$16 ($13)
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.59 ($2.01)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.25 ($1.74)
Housing Update prices
CAD USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$1,530 ($1,188)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$968 ($752)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$132 ($103)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$853 ($662)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$574 ($446)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$81 ($63)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$43 ($34)
40” flat screen tv C$463 ($359)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$124 ($96)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$10 ($8)
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$18 ($14)
Clothes Update prices
CAD USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$95 ($74)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$40 ($31)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$99 ($77)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$132 ($103)
Transportation Update prices
CAD USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$21,720 ($16,860)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.75 ($1.36)
Monthly ticket public transport C$84 ($65)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$18 ($14)
Personal Care Update prices
CAD USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$7 ($5.44)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$30 ($23)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) C$114 ($88)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$6 ($4.85)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.42 ($3.43)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$3.73 ($2.90)
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.40 ($1.86)
Tube of toothpaste C$2.59 ($2.01)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$21 ($16)
Entertainment Update prices
CAD USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$49 ($38)
2 tickets to the movies C$26 ($20)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$123 ($95)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$98 ($76)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$10 ($8)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.41 ($3.42)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7 ($5.23)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$580 ($450)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.28 ($0.22)
1 month of gym membership in business district C$50 ($39)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$11 ($9)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 76 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: July 05, 2022

Quebec City position in our World Ranking

the world
125th
out of 270
n. america
53rd
out of 56
canada
12th
out of 12

Cheapest and most expensive products in Quebec City compared to other cities:

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