Calgary vs Montreal - Cost of Living Comparison

Calgary Montreal
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1881
$1727
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4575
$4231
🏠 One person rent
$1024
$839
🏘️ Family rent
$1899
$1500
🍽️ Food expenses
$554
$529
🚐 Transport expenses
$175
$178
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4161
$2869
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
54
99
😀 Quality of life
93
94
🏙️ Population
1.24M
1.76M

The cost of living in Calgary is 9% more expensive than in Montreal. Cities ranked 1847th and 2131st ($1881 vs $1727) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 28th and 52nd in Canada.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Calgary compared to 1.7 months in Montreal. Ranked 5th vs 2nd best cities to live in Canada, and 48th vs 30th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Montreal

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Calgary Montreal
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$13.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$66.2
$65.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.63
$10.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.47
$5.58
 Cappuccino
$3.75
$3.74
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.75
$1.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$958
$914
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$813
$665
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2064
$1770
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1555
$1226
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
$75
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$174
$117
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.2
$48.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.32%
5.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3153
$6683
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2857
$3661
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.82
$2.76
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.7
$71.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.6
$15.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$2.45
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$2.93
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$2.96
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.96
$3.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$13.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$11.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.8
$13.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.04
$3.41
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$1.47
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$3.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.95
$3.69
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
$2.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
$1.15
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$4.55
$2.01
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.7
$11.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.86
$2.72
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.5
$11.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$6.73
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.08
$4.94
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.75
$2.79
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.05
$2.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.3
$33.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$11.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$60.8
$166
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.5
$20
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.9
$66.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82
$93.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$930
$704
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12409
$8651

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Cities near Calgary

Distance City Cost of living
106 km or 66 mi Banff
$1868
137 km or 85 mi Red Deer
$1553
174 km or 108 mi Lethbridge
$1669
248 km or 154 mi Leduc
$1699
265 km or 165 mi Medicine Hat
$1439
278 km or 173 mi Spruce Grove
$1741
279 km or 173 mi Edmonton
$1692
357 km or 222 mi Sandpoint
$1556
402 km or 250 mi Kelowna
$1774
422 km or 262 mi Coeur d'Alene
$1994
426 km or 265 mi Post Falls
$1941
429 km or 266 mi Penticton
$1801
440 km or 273 mi Spokane Valley
$1943
442 km or 275 mi Kamloops
$1529
443 km or 275 mi Great Falls
$1902
452 km or 281 mi Spokane
$1886
466 km or 289 mi Missoula
$1766
517 km or 322 mi Helena
$1813
524 km or 325 mi Saskatoon
$1513
526 km or 327 mi Moscow
$1344
531 km or 330 mi Pullman
$1402
556 km or 345 mi Grande Prairie
$1734
560 km or 348 mi Lewiston
$1610
572 km or 355 mi Butte
$1341
579 km or 360 mi Moses Lake
$1911
600 km or 373 mi Chilliwack
$1872
603 km or 375 mi Moose Jaw
$1638
607 km or 377 mi Wenatchee
$1877
616 km or 382 mi Prince Albert
$1530
630 km or 391 mi Abbotsford
$1579
636 km or 395 mi Whistler
$2493
637 km or 396 mi Walla Walla
$1681
638 km or 396 mi Bozeman
$1971
641 km or 398 mi Maple Ridge
$1914
650 km or 404 mi Langley
$1837
650 km or 404 mi Pasco
$1628
651 km or 405 mi Coquitlam
$2071
654 km or 406 mi Bellingham
$2177
654 km or 406 mi Richland
$1880
655 km or 407 mi Fort McMurray
$1758

Cities near Montreal

Distance City Cost of living
3.6 km or 2.3 mi Saint-Lambert
$1700
4.3 km or 2.7 mi Westmount
$1699
4.4 km or 2.8 mi Longueuil
$1411
6.4 km or 4 mi Mount Royal
$1704
9.4 km or 5.9 mi Cote-Saint-Luc
$1701
9.9 km or 6.1 mi Brossard
$1559
11 km or 7 mi La Prairie
$1707
13 km or 8.3 mi Boucherville
$1708
14 km or 8.9 mi Candiac
$1705
16 km or 9.8 mi Saint-Constant
$1706
16 km or 10 mi Dorval
$1698
17 km or 10 mi Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
$1696
17 km or 10 mi Laval
$1389
20 km or 12 mi Sainte-Julie
$1707
20 km or 12 mi Dollard-des-Ormeaux
$1710
20 km or 13 mi Chateauguay
$1753
21 km or 13 mi Pointe-Claire
$1694
22 km or 14 mi Varennes
$1701
22 km or 14 mi Terrebonne
$1714
23 km or 14 mi Chambly
$1708
24 km or 15 mi Boisbriand
$1663
25 km or 15 mi Kirkland
$1706
26 km or 16 mi Repentigny
$1704
26 km or 16 mi Sainte-Therese
$1698
27 km or 17 mi Mascouche
$1247
27 km or 17 mi Saint-Eustache
$1698
29 km or 18 mi Beloeil
$1705
31 km or 19 mi Blainville
$1711
31 km or 20 mi Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
$1701
38 km or 23 mi L'Assomption
$1708
39 km or 24 mi Vaudreuil-Dorion
$1703
41 km or 26 mi Saint-Lin-Laurentides
$1709
44 km or 27 mi Mirabel
$1704
46 km or 28 mi Saint-Jerome
$1712
49 km or 31 mi Saint-Hyacinthe
$1707
53 km or 33 mi Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
$1670
57 km or 35 mi Joliette
$1084
66 km or 41 mi Granby
$1085
68 km or 42 mi Sorel-Tracy
$1699
91 km or 56 mi Plattsburgh
$1849