Frommer's lists exact prices in the local currency. However, rates fluctuate, so before departing consult a currency exchange website such as www.oanda.com/currency/converter to check up-to-the-minute rates.
One of the perks of a holiday in Montréal is that it's noticeably less expensive than other major world cities such as New York, London, and Tokyo.
ATMs (guichet automatique) are practically everywhere, in shopping centers, bars, variety stores, gas stations, etc. Bank machines don't typically charge user fees if that is your banking institution back home, but call ahead to make sure. Elsewhere, ATMs are notorious for charging extremely high flat rates to withdraw cash, often about C$5 even on a minimum withdrawal of C$20. Many institutions (and some taxis) now also accept payment by bank card, and credit card microchip usage with PIN instead of signing. Most machines only allow a four-digit PIN, so check with your bank beforehand should you have a five- or six-digit PIN.
Beware of hidden credit card fees while traveling. Check with your credit or debit card issuer to see what fees, if any, will be charged for overseas transactions. Check with your bank before departing to avoid any surprise charges on your statement.
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What Things Cost in Montréal & Québec City (C$)
Taxi from the airport to downtown Montréal 38.00
Taxi from the airport to downtown Québec City 33.00
Double room, moderate from 160.00
Double room, inexpensive from 100.00
Three-course dinner for one without wine, moderate 20.00-25.00
Bottle of beer 2.00-4.00
Cup of coffee 1.00-2.00
1 liter of premium gas 1.42
Admission to most museums 10.00-17.00
Admission to most national parks Free