While moving to a new city is an exciting time, it can be a costly one, too! Some expenses you can plan for while others may come as a surprise. But you can make your big move run a whole lot smoother by creating a budget and setting aside a little extra in case of the unexpected so you can settle into your new home stress free!
- Admin costs (sending documents to your future employer, immigration services, passport photos and fees, etc.)
- Airline tickets and transportation to the airport
- Moving your personal belongings (transport costs, insurance, etc.)
- Temporary travel insurance for you and your family
- Medical expenses and any medications you may need
Here are some of the expenses to expect when you arrive:
- Temporary accommodation (hotel room, furnished apartment, etc.)
- Rental accommodation for short to long term
- Furniture, appliances and household items (kitchenware, tableware, bedding, etc.)
- Electricity/heating for your new home
- Car or public transport costs
- Cell phone bill
- Insurance - health, home, car, personal, etc.
- Clothing (we strongly recommend buying your winter clothes when you arrive in Québec, and not before)
- Child-related costs - daycare fees, activities, school supplies, etc.
Prices can change, rates often fluctuate and trying to figure out currency exchanges can get pretty challenging! Created specifically for newcomers, Talent Montréal’s interactive cost of living comparison tool has all the up-to-the-minute answers you’re looking for.