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Cost of Living in Calgary, Canada

Prices in Calgary

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 95.73
Rent Index: 46.22
Groceries Index: 101.30
Restaurants Index: 89.79
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 71.78
Local Purchasing Power: 117.43

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$
12.00
17.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 C$
50.00
80.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.00 C$
7.10
8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 C$
5.00
6.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 C$
6.00
8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.00 C$
3.50
4.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.91 C$
1.50
2.31
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.80 C$
1.50
2.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.92 C$
1.33
2.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.90 C$
2.00
3.50
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.90 C$
3.00
5.00
Eggs (12) 3.30 C$
3.00
4.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 10.65 C$
7.00
14.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 13.68 C$
12.00
16.00
Apples (1kg) 3.40 C$
2.50
4.00
Oranges (1kg) 3.10 C$
2.00
4.00
Tomato (1kg) 4.01 C$
2.87
5.51
Potato (1kg) 2.60 C$
2.20
3.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.93 C$
1.50
2.40
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.39 C$
2.00
3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 C$
14.00
22.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.54 C$
2.00
3.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.26 C$
2.50
5.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.00 C$
11.00
14.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$
2.75
3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 94.00 C$
90.00
96.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$
3.50
4.50
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 C$
1.50
2.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.30 C$
31.30
45.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.16 C$
1.10
1.20
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 C$
20,000.00
25,840.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 214.87 C$
150.00
300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.34 C$
0.20
0.50
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.28 C$
40.00
70.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 60.74 C$
50.00
70.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.25 C$
5.00
20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 C$
12.00
14.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.84 C$
40.00
80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.54 C$
30.00
60.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 109.15 C$
90.00
120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 116.36 C$
80.00
150.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,378.57 C$
1,200.00
1,600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,072.50 C$
850.00
1,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,343.75 C$
2,000.00
2,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,628.95 C$
1,300.00
2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,020.00 C$
4,000.00
6,727.44
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,219.16 C$
2,800.00
3,456.83
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,042.96 C$
3,000.00
5,200.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.28
3.00
3.99

These data are based on 1471 entries in the past 18 months from 235 different contributors.

Last update: April, 2014

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21 Comments so far

#chandra on Apr 18, 2014 :
hi please anyone advice min salary required for family of 2 kids.... thanx
#chandra on Apr 18, 2014 :
hi please anyone advice min salary required for family of 2 kids.... thanx
#sonia dhawan on Mar 28, 2014 :
Hi,my name is sonia dhawan.Im an lecturar in govt.high school.Can anyone sponsor me on the payment.Im from punjab,India with my son studying in grade 10.IF some one is interested in sponsoring us please contact us on (akarshit007@gmail.com).
#starsatindia on Feb 19, 2014 :
how much an aircraft maintenance technician can get in calgary if he possess ICAO Type II Indian AME License on Cessna 152 , Cessna 172 and A109E Power helicopter. r there some gud oppurtunities . r there any job profiles for which formal work permits r not required.

starsatindia
#albert tagoe on Feb 07, 2014 :
hello sir am young man 44 yrs older and am a green card older living in united states of america and i want come and exchange my green card and be canada alien holla back and also can i get a place to lay my head
#Garvard Garvard on Feb 03, 2014 :
The living cost in Canada is very high and new immigrants should know about this. The prices for apartments, houses, gas, insurances, food are very high in compare with our neibour the USA. Especially expensive are alcohol and cigarettes. One pack is about $10 or even more. But I am buying over the internet at http://www.howmofcigarettes.com and it comes cheaper than in local tobacco shop. Some other products also cheaper to buy online.
#tracey on Feb 03, 2014 :
Looking at the statistical model and judging by the percentage estimated, it boils down to how much you are willing to pay for rent. It takes out a whopping 23% of your income. Ouch. Which means you would need to earn roughly around four times what you would be spending for your living conditions. So, let's say for a one bedroom apartment at 1,500/month, it stands (as per the estimate being shown here) that you'd have to be making around 6,000/mo or 72,000/year give or take depending on your spending habits.
#Saif on Dec 30, 2013 :
Hi,im Saif from Toronto,Canada.Am pr holder single and wanna shift at Calgary.You please tell me if i want to live one room or give me advice which will be be more reasonable for me for living and fooding as well.Am also want to know the job opportunity.
#Malik Ravjani on Dec 20, 2013 :
Hi there,

I am looking to move to Calgary in the Summer of 2014, please can you advise cost of living in the city , approximate , we are a couple with a small baby ?

Avergae Rent in Calgary if I am living in suburbs ? Food & utilities expenses ? Will a $45k salary be enough to start living in Calgary.

Appreciate your comments
#Shruthi on Nov 21, 2013 :
I would like to know the difference between the cost of living in London from Calgary.Kindly help :)
#KDR on Nov 13, 2013 :
Hi, I am planing to move Canada because recently I got my PR card. By profession I am a structural detailer/designer in Tekla and Autocad both offshore and onshore structures. Calgary is the right place to move? Now I am in UAE.

Thanks
kdr
##chandler on Nov 07, 2013 :
#ajith 96k a year would be good even great for a couple with a baby and you would get a comfortable nice lifestyle
#Manju Raj on Nov 06, 2013 :
Hi,
I am Manju Raj from India, My wife & I will be relocating to Calgary in the first week of December'13. My Wife is offered a role in a Multi National Company and I will be accompanying her without a job for now. I have received my temmporary visitor visa and I'm looking forward to get my work permit during the time of immigration.

I am hoping to get some information on how easy or difficult it is to get a job for myself once I land. Is there a way I can apply for jobs without a work permit now?

Also, what would be the cost of living for a couple with a decent lifestyle?

Thank you...

Manju Raj
#ravi on Oct 27, 2013 :
Hi,
i am currently living in British Columbia, but would really like to work in calgary. But from what i've seen from the net, the cost of housing (renting) an appartment is really high. Do we really have a lot of job openings comapred to BC. Kindly advise. Thanks
#ajith on Oct 01, 2013 :
Hi
is 96k per year a good salary in calgary for a couple with a baby.

please advise
#Sam on Sep 19, 2013 :
#Tarik : $2000/month is really low income for Calgary. But if you are single and don't have any expenses, you should be able to 'survive' but not thrive. However, Calgary has one of the best job markets in Canada, so you should be able to find a higher paying job quickly. Even working as a waiter you would be able to make more than $2000/month with tips.
#Tarik on Aug 26, 2013 :
should i be able to live in calagry .. if my monthly income is around 2000 canadian dollar?

and dose anyone knows about this company? "kristian electric ltd"
i got a job of sales man in this company. and i am thinking to move to canada in base of this job
#Judy Leeson on Aug 24, 2013 :
Living out there might be to high living on a fix income
#manizheh on Jul 29, 2013 :
i think the cost of living in calgery is very Higher than the cities like Montréal...but if you find job it is not important...

#daniel on Dec 27, 2012 :
Very high for fixed income people
#kieth on Dec 27, 2012 :
Whoah!!! living here seems extravagant!

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