It’s perfectly understandable why people across the world are looking to move to Canada. If you have settled on Montreal, it’s prudent to find out exactly what life will be like once you settle down and the novelty of it all wears off.
Well, let’s crunch some figures.
Costs of Living
Here are some breakdowns on what you would expect to pay for certain things when living in Montreal. These are based on a single person.
Rent always ranks among one of the highest if not the highest expense for most people.
Numbeo sets the average rent for a one-bedroomed apartment in downtown Montreal at $1,068. This is rent alone without water or internet.
Basic utilities will cost another $98 and $62 for the internet. This totals $1,231.
Many single Montreal residents live with roommates. With this arrangement, you split the costs, significantly lowering your monthly bill.
The days where it was okay to have a phone to call, receive calls, and get audio messages are long gone.
Today, a cell phone is a sheer necessity. You will find cell phone service providers marketing at $35 per month. In actual sense, what you are likely to end up paying is $65 a month.
This is a minimum; if you want to YouTube on the tram, the figure will likely be higher.
Here, we look at public transportation instead of renting, buying, or Ubering your way around.
Many Montreal downtowners will tell you that the city is small enough to walk from one location to the next. In good weather, your bike can provide sufficient transportation.
Outside of this, the city has a reliable public transportation system. This is relatively inexpensive and allows commuters to get from one end of the island to the next.
A monthly pass should cost you $85 monthly.
The estimate for basic food items averages at $299 a month, with shopping done once weekly.
These include bread, milk, eggs, lettuce, rice, beef, bananas, and apples.
Dining out with a drink or two should set you back $90 on average for a single night out.
To Sum It Up
For just the basics: a one-bedroomed flat, food, transportation, and phone usage, you should expect to spend an average of $1,680 monthly.
This amount excludes dining out, entertainment, clothes, makeup, and other expenses.