Summary

Cost of living in Chicago, IL is 51% more expensive than Montreal according to the average local monthly cost. For more insights check the list of prices of Restaurants, Markets, Transportation, Utilities, and 40 more categories.

$3,173
$1,557
Cost of Living
$4,209
$2,372
Average Salary
$2,451
$1,088
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
Chicago, IL
Montreal
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$1,885.34
$837.4
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$1,238.84
$565.78
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$3,750.06
$1,520.88
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$2,082.83
$973.28

Salaries And Financing

Name
Chicago, IL
Montreal
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$4,209.88
$2,372.3
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
%4.44
%3.74

Utilities (Monthly)

Name
Chicago, IL
Montreal
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
$138.57
$70.6
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.17
$0.24
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$66.83
$45.04

Markets

Name
Chicago, IL
Montreal
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$0.83
$1.63
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$2.78
$2.32
Eggs (regular) (12)
$2.33
$2.29
Local Cheese (1kg)
$10.97
$14.27
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$2.45
$1.57
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$13.09
$12.06
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$1.89
$1.6
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$2.2
$2.2
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$12.63
$8.32
Apples (1kg)
$4.8
$2.58
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$9.51
$10.67
Oranges (1kg)
$4.23
$2.77
Potato (1kg)
$2.93
$1.8
Lettuce (1 head)
$1.46
$1.58
Rice (white), (1kg)
$5.1
$2.5
Tomato (1kg)
$4.09
$3.01
Banana (1kg)
$1.71
$1.54
Onion (1kg)
$2.42
$1.83
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$12.56
$11.57

Transportation

Name
Chicago, IL
Montreal
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$2.42
$2.41
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$103.66
$60.49
Gasoline (1 liter)
$0.81
$0.92
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$21,970
$17,326.87
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$3.38
$2.62
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$1.56
$1.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$24.67
$26.54
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$20,719.08
$16,049.59

Clothing And Shoes

Name
Chicago, IL
Montreal
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$51.39
$49.08
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$44.06
$34.72
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$83.84
$70.67
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$121.85
$91.05

Restaurants

Name
Chicago, IL
Montreal
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$17.17
$11.05
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$64.25
$45.76
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$7.25
$7.37
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$5.17
$4.76
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$6.5
$5.82
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.86
$1.48
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.7
$1.18
Cappuccino (regular)
$3.99
$2.83

Sports And Leisure

Name
Chicago, IL
Montreal
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$51.42
$26.15
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$25.02
$13.28
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$12.67
$9.51

Childcare

Name
Chicago, IL
Montreal
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$1,167.76
$428.77
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$17,896.81
$6,476.75

Buy Apartment Price

Name
Chicago, IL
Montreal
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$3,838.39
$4,234.2
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$2,061.36
$2,336.7