Montreal

Overall
Score

72

Montreal

Montreal offers a highly attractive combination of world-class education options along with a culturally vibrant and socially diverse landscape, and is also one of the safest cities covered in this index. Real estate investment prospects are positive, with steady growth in prices along with a low-fee, low-taxation environment for foreign investors. Canada welcomes graduates to stay on job-seeking for up to 3 years, though opportunities may be somewhat limited in Montreal due to a fairly high unemployment rate and only modest GDP growth.

Educational Returns

75.0

Ranking In QS Top 300 University Ranking 2012

75.0

QS 'Employer Activity' Ranking

72.0

Average Annual Cost Of An Undergraduate Programme

50.0

Cost Of Living For An Undergraduate

100.0

Range Of Programmes Available

Real Estate Returns

100.0

Openness Of Local Real Estate Market To Overseas Investors (In Policy Terms)

51.7

Average Growth In Residential Real Estate Prices (Last 5 Years)

100.0

Duties And Fees For Foreigners

27.3

Average Rents (Residential Properties)

Financial Returns

17.4

Real GDP Growth

50.0

Exchange Rate Volatility

43.7

Real Effective Exchange Rate

100.0

Openness Of Banking System To Foreign Investors

75.0

Tax Environment For Financial Investors

Work Experience

100.0

Length Of Post-Graduate Jobseeker Visa Or Permit For Foreign Students

80.0

Support From The University In Seeking Job Placements

65.5

Unemployment Rate

42.4

Average Wages

48.8

Income Tax

Social Experience

100.0

QS "Student Mix" Score

100.0

Openness And Diversity

75.0

Quality Of Regional And International Links

100.0

Availability Of Quality Theatre, Music And Other Cultural Attractions

87.5

Prevalence Of Crime