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Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Calgary 

You would need around 5,121.82C$ in Calgary to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,000.00C$ in Toronto (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Calgary are 8.96% higher than in Toronto
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Calgary are 2.44% higher than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Calgary are 9.58% lower than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 16.75% higher than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 14.37% higher than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 15.48% higher than in Toronto

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  Toronto  Calgary      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 C$     15.00 C$      +25.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 C$     70.00 C$      +16.67 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.00 C$     8.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.50 C$     6.00 C$      +9.09 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 C$     6.50 C$      +8.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.51 C$     3.98 C$      +13.51 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.76 C$     1.95 C$      +10.60 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.53 C$     1.82 C$      +19.25 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 2.12 C$     1.93 C$      -8.91 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.82 C$     2.87 C$      +2.00 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.77 C$     3.90 C$      +40.72 %
Eggs (12) 3.25 C$     3.30 C$      +1.52 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.37 C$     10.90 C$      -4.06 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 11.48 C$     13.73 C$      +19.61 %
Apples (1kg) 3.00 C$     3.43 C$      +14.40 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.97 C$     3.18 C$      +6.89 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.03 C$     4.15 C$      +37.07 %
Potato (1kg) 1.82 C$     2.67 C$      +47.09 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.77 C$     1.95 C$      +10.28 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.94 C$     2.32 C$      +19.35 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.90 C$     17.00 C$      +14.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.54 C$     2.70 C$      +6.27 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.89 C$     3.18 C$      +10.13 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 C$     12.00 C$      +20.00 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$     3.00 C$      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 128.50 C$     94.00 C$      -26.85 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 C$     3.50 C$      -17.65 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.00 C$     1.55 C$      -22.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.50 C$     31.30 C$      +2.62 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.31 C$     1.17 C$      -10.89 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 C$     24,000.00 C$      +4.35 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 174.18 C$     216.29 C$      +24.18 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.26 C$     0.32 C$      +25.95 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.18 C$     50.26 C$      +0.17 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 54.97 C$     60.69 C$      +10.41 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.57 C$     18.00 C$      -32.25 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 C$     13.00 C$      +0.04 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.61 C$     64.97 C$      +7.20 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.94 C$     45.83 C$      +6.75 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 103.54 C$     109.93 C$      +6.17 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 113.72 C$     116.15 C$      +2.14 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,476.26 C$     1,378.57 C$      -6.62 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,050.40 C$     1,072.50 C$      +2.10 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,664.63 C$     2,343.75 C$      -12.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,903.72 C$     1,628.95 C$      -14.43 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,402.09 C$     5,020.00 C$      -21.59 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,625.01 C$     3,219.16 C$      -30.40 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,384.64 C$     4,003.69 C$      +18.29 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.42     3.28      -3.97 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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