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Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Calgary Reverse

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You would need around 5,244.09C$ 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.

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Consumer Prices in Calgary are 10.55% higher than in Toronto
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Calgary are 4.88% higher than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Calgary are 5.66% lower than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 17.56% higher than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 15.02% higher than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 11.58% 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 8.29 C$     8.00 C$      -3.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.57 C$     6.00 C$      +7.63 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 C$     7.00 C$      +16.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.52 C$     4.01 C$      +14.07 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.75 C$     2.04 C$      +16.48 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.52 C$     1.84 C$      +20.80 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 2.00 C$     1.87 C$      -6.37 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.73 C$     2.91 C$      +6.66 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.92 C$     3.38 C$      +15.68 %
Eggs (12) 3.27 C$     3.44 C$      +5.28 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 10.90 C$     10.41 C$      -4.48 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 11.73 C$     14.38 C$      +22.63 %
Apples (1kg) 3.14 C$     3.61 C$      +15.04 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.12 C$     3.43 C$      +10.02 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.17 C$     4.07 C$      +28.27 %
Potato (1kg) 1.98 C$     2.46 C$      +23.92 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.70 C$     1.85 C$      +8.76 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.86 C$     2.39 C$      +28.82 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.95 C$     17.00 C$      +13.71 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.61 C$     2.78 C$      +6.37 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.92 C$     3.25 C$      +11.40 %
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) 129.00 C$     95.00 C$      -26.36 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 C$     3.50 C$      -17.65 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.78 C$     1.55 C$      -12.92 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 C$     31.30 C$      +4.33 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.34 C$     1.19 C$      -10.82 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 C$     22,887.50 C$      -0.49 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 164.49 C$     231.89 C$      +40.98 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 C$     0.32 C$      +39.04 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.06 C$     51.61 C$      +5.18 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 55.70 C$     61.52 C$      +10.44 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.71 C$     17.50 C$      -34.49 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 C$     13.00 C$      0.00 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.78 C$     66.54 C$      +7.70 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.94 C$     48.46 C$      +15.54 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 105.03 C$     108.60 C$      +3.40 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 121.88 C$     115.83 C$      -4.96 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,473.49 C$     1,414.58 C$      -4.00 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,045.76 C$     1,112.50 C$      +6.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,646.67 C$     2,363.16 C$      -10.71 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,863.95 C$     1,715.00 C$      -7.99 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,296.24 C$     5,047.44 C$      -19.83 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,517.37 C$     3,219.16 C$      -41.65 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,390.59 C$     3,967.85 C$      +17.03 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.35     3.28      -2.00 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014September, 2014
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Currency: CAD