International Students

Cost of Living

You’ll surely notice a few differences between the cost of living here in Quebec, versus your country of origin.

Tips are never included in the bill at a restaurant, café, or bar. Generally speaking, you should leave your server a tip equivalent to 15% of the total bill (before tax).

You’ll also note that prices displayed in stores and restaurants generally does not include federal and provincial sales taxes. GST (federal goods and services tax of 7%) and QST (provincial sales tax of 7.5%) are added at the cash register.