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Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Calgary Reverse

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You would need around 5,333.85C$ in Calgary to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,100.00C$ 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 9.49% higher than in Toronto
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Calgary are 4.59% higher than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Calgary are 4.52% lower than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 13.64% higher than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 16.77% higher than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 13.57% 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 64.50 C$     70.00 C$      +8.53 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.50 C$     8.00 C$      -5.88 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 C$     6.00 C$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 C$     7.00 C$      +16.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.54 C$     4.07 C$      +15.05 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.73 C$     2.15 C$      +23.86 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.50 C$     1.89 C$      +25.48 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.98 C$     1.80 C$      -9.30 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.72 C$     2.98 C$      +9.48 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.98 C$     4.33 C$      +45.53 %
Eggs (12) 3.27 C$     3.54 C$      +8.14 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.21 C$     11.23 C$      +0.19 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 11.39 C$     15.00 C$      +31.69 %
Apples (1kg) 3.29 C$     3.50 C$      +6.31 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.31 C$     3.18 C$      -3.96 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.30 C$     4.18 C$      +26.73 %
Potato (1kg) 1.85 C$     2.37 C$      +28.12 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.69 C$     1.85 C$      +9.54 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.81 C$     2.23 C$      +23.00 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.45 C$     18.00 C$      +24.57 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.57 C$     2.78 C$      +8.18 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.02 C$     3.22 C$      +6.65 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 C$     12.12 C$      +21.25 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$     3.00 C$      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 131.00 C$     95.00 C$      -27.48 %
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$     1.17 C$      -12.47 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 C$     21,857.00 C$      -8.93 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 169.25 C$     219.21 C$      +29.52 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.26 C$     0.32 C$      +22.98 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.40 C$     55.12 C$      +13.89 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 54.37 C$     61.82 C$      +13.71 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.71 C$     19.58 C$      -23.86 %
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) 62.97 C$     62.62 C$      -0.56 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.57 C$     46.67 C$      +12.26 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 105.81 C$     105.25 C$      -0.53 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 122.26 C$     116.15 C$      -5.00 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,480.84 C$     1,428.85 C$      -3.51 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,072.51 C$     1,120.00 C$      +4.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,682.98 C$     2,447.37 C$      -8.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,884.88 C$     1,802.78 C$      -4.36 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,391.85 C$     4,535.08 C$      -29.05 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,600.70 C$     3,079.95 C$      -45.01 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,397.23 C$     4,035.13 C$      +18.78 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.30     3.23      -2.09 %
 
Last updateDecember, 2014December, 2014
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