Travel budget in Quebec

Quebec: calculate your travel budget

Quebec: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Quebec for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 64 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 11 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1635* (2114 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 107 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 10 per person

Total budget:

$ 3088* (4004 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 153 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 48 per person
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 21 per person

Total budget:

$ 4768* (6174 $)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Quebec in 2020

Cost of living: Quebec VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Quebec in 2020 is 10% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Quebec by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Quebec compared to the national average.

Cities /Quebec View Details
Montreal 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Montreal
Québec City 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Québec City
Sherbrooke 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sherbrooke


Local prices in Quebec by expense type

Quebec: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Quebec costs 12% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 12/person
($ 7.8 to $ 21)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 21/person
($ 14 to $ 47)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.5/person
($ 7.8 to $ 11)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.4 for 500ml
($ 3.1 to $ 6.2)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.4 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.8)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3/cup
($ 1.9 to $ 4.7)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.8/can
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.6/bottle
($ 0.8 to $ 2.3)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Quebec: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Quebec costs 27% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 75/night
($ 69 to $ 82)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 91/night
($ 76 to $ 109)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 122/night
($ 95 to $ 159)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 186/night
($ 168 to $ 211)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 302/night
($ 243 to $ 392)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 66/month
($ 63 to $ 72)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 210/month
($ 161 to $ 272)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 130/month
($ 108 to $ 157)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 103/month
($ 89 to $ 122)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 157/month
($ 122 to $ 202)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Quebec: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Quebec is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 2.3)

89% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.4/500g
($ 1.6 to $ 3.1)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 3/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 4.7)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.5/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 3.1)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 10/kg
($ 5 to $ 32)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 13/kg
($ 7.8 to $ 16)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 3.5/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 3.9)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.3/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 6.8)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.7/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 5.1)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.7/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 3.8)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.6/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 14/kg
($ 12 to $ 16)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Quebec: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Quebec is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.7/ticket
($ 2.5 to $ 2.7)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 70/month
($ 59 to $ 71)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
($ 1.3 to $ 1.6)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.7
($ 2.7 to $ 3.3)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 36/24hrs
($ 22 to $ 118)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Quebec: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Quebec costs 35% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 75/month
($ 47 to $ 144)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

75% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 54/month
($ 44 to $ 71)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 613/month
($ 488 to $ 775)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1367
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 493/month
($ 388 to $ 613)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1095
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1004/month
($ 775 to $ 1470)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2195
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 777/month
($ 659 to $ 929)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1739
Gym
Gym
$ 29/month
($ 14 to $ 40)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 640/month
($ 543 to $ 775)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 953
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 4255/yr
($ 3868 to $ 4641)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16399

Quebec: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Quebec costs 5% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10/ticket
($ 9.3 to $ 13)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 18/hr
($ 11 to $ 21)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Quebec: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Quebec is 6% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 9.3/pack
($ 7.8 to $ 14)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 51
($ 32 to $ 71)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 36
($ 24 to $ 52)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 85
($ 63 to $ 97)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 101
($ 63 to $ 156)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

London → Montreal
London → Montreal
London → Montreal
$ 788
(fair price: $ 547)
Manchester → Montreal
Manchester → Montreal
Manchester → Montreal
$ 720
(fair price: $ 617)
Los Angeles → Montreal
Los Angeles  → Montreal
Los Angeles  → Montreal
$ 605
(fair price: $ 471)
Dublin → Montreal
Dublin → Montreal
Dublin → Montreal
$ 561
(fair price: $ 468)
London → Québec City
London → Québec City
London → Québec City
$ 750
(fair price: $ 643)
New York City → Québec City
New York City → Québec City
New York City → Québec City
$ 404
(fair price: $ 299)
Edinburgh → Montreal
Edinburgh → Montreal
Edinburgh → Montreal
$ 733
(fair price: $ 623)
New York City → Montreal
New York City → Montreal
New York City → Montreal
$ 259
(fair price: $ 216)
Toronto (Ontario) → Québec City
Toronto (Ontario) → Québec City
Toronto (Ontario) → Québec City
$ 308
(fair price: $ 280)
Sydney → Montreal
Sydney → Montreal
Sydney → Montreal
$ 1468
(fair price: $ 1168)
Melbourne → Montreal
Melbourne → Montreal
Melbourne → Montreal
$ 1396
(fair price: $ 1180)
Los Angeles → Québec City
Los Angeles  → Québec City
Los Angeles  → Québec City
$ 576
(fair price: $ 469)
Toronto (Ontario) → Montreal
Toronto (Ontario) → Montreal
Toronto (Ontario) → Montreal
$ 211
(fair price: $ 167)
Manchester → Québec City
Manchester → Québec City
Manchester → Québec City
$ 900
(fair price: $ 745)
Montreal → Québec City
Montreal → Québec City
Montreal → Québec City
$ 251
(fair price: $ 225)
Dublin → Québec City
Dublin → Québec City
Dublin → Québec City
$ 677
(fair price: $ 548)
Auckland → Montreal
Auckland → Montreal
Auckland → Montreal
$ 1549
(fair price: $ 1255)
Edinburgh → Québec City
Edinburgh → Québec City
Edinburgh → Québec City
$ 921
(fair price: $ 764)
Perth → Montreal
Perth → Montreal
Perth → Montreal
$ 1952
(fair price: $ 1682)
Manchester → Toronto (Ontario)
Manchester → Toronto (Ontario)
Manchester → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 603
(fair price: $ 514)
London → Vancouver (British Columbia)
London → Vancouver (British Columbia)
London → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 726
(fair price: $ 559)
Dublin → Toronto (Ontario)
Dublin → Toronto (Ontario)
Dublin → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 496
(fair price: $ 415)
London → Toronto (Ontario)
London → Toronto (Ontario)
London → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 562
(fair price: $ 470)
Manchester → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Manchester → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Manchester → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 781
(fair price: $ 652)
Dublin → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Dublin → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Dublin → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 651
(fair price: $ 545)
Edinburgh → Toronto (Ontario)
Edinburgh → Toronto (Ontario)
Edinburgh → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 642
(fair price: $ 544)
Sydney → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Sydney → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Sydney → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 1229
(fair price: $ 972)
New York City → Vancouver (British Columbia)
New York City → Vancouver (British Columbia)
New York City → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 427
(fair price: $ 347)
Toronto (Ontario) → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Toronto (Ontario) → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Toronto (Ontario) → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 401
(fair price: $ 342)
Montreal → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Montreal → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Montreal → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 508
(fair price: $ 440)
Melbourne → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Melbourne → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Melbourne → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 1149
(fair price: $ 950)
Los Angeles → Toronto (Ontario)
Los Angeles  → Toronto (Ontario)
Los Angeles  → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 445
(fair price: $ 374)
Los Angeles → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Los Angeles  → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Los Angeles  → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 288
(fair price: $ 237)
Edinburgh → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Edinburgh → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Edinburgh → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 849
(fair price: $ 679)
Auckland → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Auckland → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Auckland → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 1263
(fair price: $ 1064)
Sydney → Toronto (Ontario)
Sydney → Toronto (Ontario)
Sydney → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 1322
(fair price: $ 1079)
Melbourne → Toronto (Ontario)
Melbourne → Toronto (Ontario)
Melbourne → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 1361
(fair price: $ 1097)
Perth → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Perth → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Perth → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 1468
(fair price: $ 1195)
Perth → Toronto (Ontario)
Perth → Toronto (Ontario)
Perth → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 1632
(fair price: $ 1348)
Auckland → Toronto (Ontario)
Auckland → Toronto (Ontario)
Auckland → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 1491
(fair price: $ 1191)
Montreal → Toronto (Ontario)
Montreal → Toronto (Ontario)
Montreal → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 206
(fair price: $ 173)
New York City → Toronto (Ontario)
New York City → Toronto (Ontario)
New York City → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 234
(fair price: $ 180)

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About the information on the cost of living in Quebec

The information about the cost of living in Quebec shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Quebec updated on 21-12-2017.

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