As some of you may know, tonight is Lotto Quebec's Biggest Jackpot ever. Whoever wins tonight's draw will take home $60,000,000! So it got us thinking, what would you buy if you won? After asking a lot of my co-workers, I found that the most popular answer was: A house.
So then I started thinking what kind of house you could buy with that kind of money? And we found 10 of the most expensive and beautiful homes for sale in Canada.
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"Overall, the City of Montreal saw 990 $1 million–plus residential real estate transactions," including condos, attached and single-family homes, "in the first half of 2021, an increase of 112% from the same period in 2020," the report states.
Though sales in $2 to $4 million homes in Montreal rose by 138%, sales in $1 to $2 million homes made up the largest share of sales overall, with 807 Montreal properties sold in the first half of 2021, Sotheby's says.
Sales in properties over $4 million more than doubled between 2020 and 2021 — just six were sold in the first half of 2020, compared to the 14 properties sold in the same period in 2021.
The report said that according to the Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers, on average, selling a residential property in Montreal during the first quarter of 2021 took approximately 44 days, compared to the 68 it took to sell a home less than a year prior.
Vancouver is still the most expensive, Toronto is second, Calgary is fourth and Ottawa comes in fifth, but overall, Montreal still a comparably affordable place to live for overseas workers, according to this year's Mercer Cost of Living Survey.
Despite the loonie gaining strength relative to the U.S. dollar, "globally, Canada remains a relatively affordable place to live and an attractive destination for remote workers," Gordon Frost, partner at Mercer Canada, stated in a news release.
Using New York City as a baseline, the survey ranks 209 cities according to the cost of necessities such as transportation, housing, clothing, food, and entertainment.
The world's most expensive cities for expatriates are Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; Hong Kong, and Beirut, Lebanon, which climbed 42 spots this year thanks to economic turmoil compounded by the pandemic and the Port of Beirut explosion, according to the report.
The study looked at the difference in price between tap water and bottled water as well as the variations in water scarcity in each region. Compared to other Canadian cities, Vancouver has the most expensive overall water prices and Toronto has the least expensive overall prices.
The study found that Montreal has an abundance of water, with "water stress" under 10%. The median monthly cost of tap water is €0.99 Euros (~$1.46 CAD).
For affordable bottled water, the study found that the median price in Montreal was €0.38 Euros (~$0.55 CAD). Branded water from Evian and Nestle was slightly more expensive in Montreal, at €1.27 Euros (~$1.86 CAD) and €1.11 Euros (~$1.63 CAD) respectively.
In Toronto, for example, the monthly cost of tap water is much higher than Montreal at €3.78 Euros (~$5.56 CAD) but the median price of brand-name bottled water is much lower, at €0.93 Euros (~$1.36 CAD) for Evian.
This article's cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.