Livability Score

i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (717) A+
Entertainment (307) A+
Food and Drink (1057) A+
Fitness (143) A+
Groceries (564) A+
Parks (1919) A+
Shops (2117) A+
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 21.1% take public transportation in Montréal.
Public Transit Stops (7852)
Stops & Stations
Workers Taking Public Transit
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cost of living A

The cost of living in Montréal is 82/100 - which is 1% higher than Quebec.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime C+

Montréal crime rates are 2,957 per 100k, which is 19% higher than Quebec
Property Crime
1,954 crimes per 100k
Violent Crime
1,003 crimes per 100k
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employment D+

The median income in Montréal is $61,108 - which is 15% lower than Quebec.
Med. Household Income
Unemployment Rate
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (516)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
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housing B

Montréal home prices are $528,225 - which is 17% higher than Quebec
Home Price
Home Appreciation Rate
Home Affordability
8.6x (home price to income ratio)
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schools A+

The Montréal graduation rate is 84% - which is 3% higher than Quebec
School Test Scores
High School Grad. Rates
Elementary Schools (348) A+
High Schools (174) A+
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ratings A+

Montréal has an overall rating of 87% from 14 reviews.
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Montréal, QC

The predominately French-speaking city of Montréal is the second largest city in Canada and a commercial hub with a reputation for a lively nightlife and thriving cultural scene. Located in southwest Quebec at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa rivers, Montréal offers great employment opportunities, a low cost of living, access to the great outdoors and a cultural scene to rival any major metropolitan city around the globe. Our Montréal Livability guide will take you through all you need to know about living in and enjoying Montréal, from accommodation and utilities to the hottest entertainment and dining options.

Any Montréal guide will talk about the high quality of life residents enjoy and it’s easy to see why. Rent and home prices in Montréal is cheaper than Toronto and Vancouver, which makes it easy to find an affordable home within your budget. Reasonably priced utilities also keep the cost of living relatively lower than the national average. Transit is also relatively inexpensive and the Metro, bus and commuter train services maintained by STM offer great connectivity within the Greater Montréal area. Many residents also cycle to get around, although this is only possible during the summer months. However, if you’re in Downtown Montréal, you’ll have no problem getting around even during the icy winter, as the area has an entire network of underground arcades, malls and pathway. Old Montréal is also another area you should check out, whether you’re a resident or tourist. The area Is home to many historical dating from the 17th-19th century as well as a number of museums. While you’re there, climb up the clock tower in Quai de l’Horloge for breath-taking views of the St. Lawrence River.

No Montréal guide would be complete without a bit on bar hopping. The city is known for its nightlife and cultural offerings and you are sure to find interesting art shows, music gigs and restaurants on any given night. There are three main strips for bar-hopping: Crescent Street which caters to Anglophones and tourists, the more affordable Bishop Street, frequented by locals and students and the Latin Quarter, perfect for hot summer days spent dining and drinking on the outdoor patios. Or you could simply hang out in one the city’s many parks, sipping on locally brewed beer and a picnic spread. In the summers, the Jazz festival is another resident favourite that attracts some of the biggest names in the industry.

A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Montréal? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.


Place Monseigneur-Charbonneau
Place du Frère-André
Square Phillips
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Square Dorchester


Cinéma Banque Scotia Montréal
Bouche de métro Guimard
Maritime Transport Canada
Galerie MX
Barbie Expo
Élément du mur de Berlin
Cinéma Impérial
Ruelle des fortifications

Food & Drink

Les Enfants terribles
Chocolaterie Leonidas
Au Vieux Duluth express
Philips Lounge

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Montréal? Of all people who commute, 21.1% take public transportation in Montréal.
Drive to Work

14% lower than the CDN average

Take Public Transit

14% higher than the CDN average

Walk to Work

2% higher than the CDN average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Montréal a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.


Polyclinique Rosemont
Clinique médicale 3600
Go orthodentistes
St. Mary's Hospital
Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital
Hôpital général de Montréal
Hopital de réadaptation Villa Medica
Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont


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Jean-Coutu St-Hubert
Jean Coutu


Clinique Médicale Sanitas
Clinique Médicale 3000
Clinique Médicale En Route
Clinique médicale l'Actuel
Centre dentaire Griffin
Athetica Physio
Clinique médicale Angus
Herzl Family Practice Centre

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