Québec City travel budget

Québec City: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Québec City

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 66 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 11 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1653* (2114 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 107 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 33 per person
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 10.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 3158* (4046 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 161 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 52 per person
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 21 per person

Total budget:

$ 5052* (6454 $)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Québec City compared to Quebec in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Québec City in 2020 is 17% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Québec City in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Québec City by expense type

Restaurant budget in Québec City

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Québec City is 18% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 12/person
($ 7.9 to $ 21)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 24/person
($ 14 to $ 30)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.1/person
($ 7 to $ 12)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.5 for 500ml
($ 3.1 to $ 6.3)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.4 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 4.8)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.9/cup
($ 1.9 to $ 3.9)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.8/can
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3/bottle
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Hotel and accommodation budget in Québec City

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Québec City is 28% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 72/night
($ 67 to $ 76)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 83/night
($ 61 to $ 107)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 131/night
($ 89 to $ 206)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 192/night
($ 136 to $ 265)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 290/night
($ 290 to $ 290)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 69/month
($ 63 to $ 77)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 187/month
($ 127 to $ 269)

11% 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
$ 140/month
($ 83 to $ 239)

15% 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
$ 119/month
($ 76 to $ 193)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 149/month
($ 97 to $ 225)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Québec City

On average, the price of supermarket food in Québec City is 5% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

88% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.6/500g
($ 1.9 to $ 3.1)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 6.9)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.9/12 eggs
($ 2.4 to $ 3.1)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 12/kg
($ 7.9 to $ 16)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 13/kg
($ 8.2 to $ 15)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 5.3)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 5.3)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.6/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 5.3)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 3.9)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 1.9/salad
($ 1.6 to $ 2.4)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.8
($ 1.6 to $ 2.4)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 13/kg
($ 12 to $ 24)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Public and private transport budget in Québec City

On average, the price of transport in Québec City is 11% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.7/ticket
($ 2.5 to $ 2.7)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 71/month
($ 67 to $ 72)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.4/km
($ 1.4 to $ 1.6)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.7
($ 2.7 to $ 3.3)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 34/24hrs
($ 23 to $ 199)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Québec City

On average, the cost of housing in Québec City is 38% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 82/month
($ 51 to $ 139)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

84% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 53/month
($ 40 to $ 70)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 590/month
($ 433 to $ 787)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1504
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 482/month
($ 354 to $ 630)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1203
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 985/month
($ 787 to $ 1180)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2437
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 751/month
($ 670 to $ 944)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1911
Gym
Gym
$ 29/month
($ 14 to $ 40)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 649/month
($ 551 to $ 787)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1048
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 4324/yr
($ 3930 to $ 4717)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18340

Leisure activity budget in Québec City

On average, budget for leisure activities in Québec City is 17% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10.3/ticket
($ 9.4 to $ 12)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 16/hr
($ 11 to $ 21)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Québec City

On average, shopping budget in Québec City is 5% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 9.4/pack
($ 7.9 to $ 15)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 49
($ 33 to $ 67)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 35
($ 21 to $ 52)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 83
($ 48 to $ 100)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 95
($ 64 to $ 119)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

Plane ticket budget

London → Québec City
London → Québec City
London → Québec City
$ 754
(fair price: $ 648)
New York City → Québec City
New York City → Québec City
New York City → Québec City
$ 376
(fair price: $ 304)
Toronto (Ontario) → Québec City
Toronto (Ontario) → Québec City
Toronto (Ontario) → Québec City
$ 306
(fair price: $ 284)
Los Angeles → Québec City
Los Angeles  → Québec City
Los Angeles  → Québec City
$ 618
(fair price: $ 525)
Manchester → Québec City
Manchester → Québec City
Manchester → Québec City
$ 909
(fair price: $ 757)
Dublin → Québec City
Dublin → Québec City
Dublin → Québec City
$ 691
(fair price: $ 562)
Montreal → Québec City
Montreal → Québec City
Montreal → Québec City
$ 249
(fair price: $ 228)
Edinburgh → Québec City
Edinburgh → Québec City
Edinburgh → Québec City
$ 918
(fair price: $ 769)
Manchester → Toronto (Ontario)
Manchester → Toronto (Ontario)
Manchester → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 639
(fair price: $ 544)
Manchester → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Manchester → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Manchester → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 793
(fair price: $ 666)
Dublin → Toronto (Ontario)
Dublin → Toronto (Ontario)
Dublin → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 521
(fair price: $ 450)
Dublin → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Dublin → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Dublin → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 708
(fair price: $ 607)
London → Vancouver (British Columbia)
London → Vancouver (British Columbia)
London → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 778
(fair price: $ 580)
Edinburgh → Toronto (Ontario)
Edinburgh → Toronto (Ontario)
Edinburgh → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 653
(fair price: $ 549)
Sydney → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Sydney → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Sydney → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 1180
(fair price: $ 944)
New York City → Vancouver (British Columbia)
New York City → Vancouver (British Columbia)
New York City → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 445
(fair price: $ 364)
Melbourne → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Melbourne → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Melbourne → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 1157
(fair price: $ 962)
Edinburgh → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Edinburgh → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Edinburgh → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 856
(fair price: $ 688)
Montreal → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Montreal → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Montreal → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 512
(fair price: $ 445)
London → Toronto (Ontario)
London → Toronto (Ontario)
London → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 602
(fair price: $ 495)
Los Angeles → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Los Angeles  → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Los Angeles  → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 302
(fair price: $ 253)
Toronto (Ontario) → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Toronto (Ontario) → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Toronto (Ontario) → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 406
(fair price: $ 352)
Los Angeles → Toronto (Ontario)
Los Angeles  → Toronto (Ontario)
Los Angeles  → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 480
(fair price: $ 418)
Auckland → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Auckland → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Auckland → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 1255
(fair price: $ 1066)
Sydney → Toronto (Ontario)
Sydney → Toronto (Ontario)
Sydney → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 1312
(fair price: $ 1077)
Melbourne → Toronto (Ontario)
Melbourne → Toronto (Ontario)
Melbourne → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 1355
(fair price: $ 1094)
Perth → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Perth → Vancouver (British Columbia)
Perth → Vancouver (British Columbia)
$ 1463
(fair price: $ 1191)
Perth → Toronto (Ontario)
Perth → Toronto (Ontario)
Perth → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 1624
(fair price: $ 1350)
Auckland → Toronto (Ontario)
Auckland → Toronto (Ontario)
Auckland → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 1486
(fair price: $ 1183)
Montreal → Toronto (Ontario)
Montreal → Toronto (Ontario)
Montreal → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 229
(fair price: $ 196)
New York City → Toronto (Ontario)
New York City → Toronto (Ontario)
New York City → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 294
(fair price: $ 223)

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About this information on the cost of living in Québec City

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

The information about the cost of living in Québec City was updated on 21-12-2017.

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