Montreal prices
1 CAD = 0.91 USD

Montreal hotel prices

Hotel type
Hostel bed
15.45 - 24.55
32.73 - 54.55
38.18 - 100.00
65.45 - 168.18
113.64 - 236.36
200.00 - 363.64

hotel seasons

Montreal hotels typically have a high season from May through October, with June and July being the peak months due to the abundance of festivals then. During the other peak months it’s sometimes possible to get good deals on weekends at the fancier hotels. From November through April things are cheaper and great deals are common.

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For most North Americans, Montreal feels like a familiar trip to Europe. The city is attractive and the French influence is impossible to miss.

Montreal can feel cheap when the Canadian dollar is weak against the US dollar, but when they are near the same then this city compares with most large US cities for most things. Fortunately, the city can be experienced on nearly any budget, as low-cost food and drinks are available to those who look for them, especially at some of the authentic ethnic restaurants mostly serving locals.

There are plenty of free and cheap attractions, including walking through the wonderful Old City, and most of the main highlights are relatively affordable as well.

Montreal attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum Including the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, this museum in the Old City deals with religious art. adults 9.09
students 6.36
ages 65+ 6.36
Montréal Museum of Archeology and History Learn about Montreal's beginnings at this Old City museum. adults 18.18
students 8.64
ages 6-12 6.36
Montreal Biosphere This geodesic dome was from the 67 Expo and is now an environmental museum. adults 10.91
students 9.09
Under 18 0.00

Montreal Transportation prices

  Price range
Taxi from airport to city center 36.36
Airport express bus to city center 8.18
Public bus from airport to city 2.73
3km taxi ride in Montreal 8.18 - 10.91
Metro or bus ride in Montreal 2.73

Montreal food and drink prices

Food type   Price
Budget breakfast French-style bread-based breakfasts are common in Montreal, though other options exist. 3.64 - 7.27
Budget lunch There are plenty of good non-chain casual and fast-food places that offer good value in Montreal. 5.45 - 9.09
Budget dinner A proper sit-down dinner will usually be great, but rarely too cheap. 8.18 - 14.55
Beer (pint) The large Canadian lagers are often on good specials at pubs. Nightclubs will charge more. 2.73 - 4.55
Poutine This classic Montreal dish of fries topped with gravy and cheese curds (and often much more) can be a cheap meal or a great drunken snack. 3.64 - 7.27
McDonald's Big Mac If you are this drunk then find a a good poutine combo instead. 4.27

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Montreal facts

Population 1,600,000
Metro area 3,600,000
Time zone UTC-5
Currency Canadian dollar
Airports Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL)

Avg temps & precip

Hi F Lo F Precip Inch
Jan 22 7 2.8
Feb 25 10 2.6
Mar 36 21 2.8
Apr 51 35 2.9
May 66 47 2.7
Jun 75 56 3.3
Jul 79 61 3.4
Aug 77 59 3.6
Sep 68 50 3.3
Oct 55 39 3.0
Nov 42 29 3.5
Dec 28 13 3.4

Weather Advice

Montreal usually has pleasant summers, although the humidity can get a bit stifling on the worst days. Spring and autumn can be nice enough, though temperatures even through the day can be hard to predict. The winters are usually bitter cold for extended periods, making the underground city very handy.

Sunrise and sunset

  Sunrise Sunset
21 Mar 6:56am 7:08pm
21 Jun 5:06am 8:47pm
21 Sep 6:40am 6:54pm
21 Dec 7:31am 4:14pm