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Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Calgary Reverse

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You would need around 5,227.80C$ 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 10.57% higher than in Toronto
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Calgary are 4.56% higher than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Calgary are 6.60% lower than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 17.07% higher than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 15.44% higher than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 14.24% 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 8.14 C$     8.00 C$      -1.78 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.99 C$     6.00 C$      +0.17 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 C$     7.00 C$      +16.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.50 C$     4.03 C$      +15.04 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.74 C$     2.08 C$      +19.63 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.50 C$     1.88 C$      +25.40 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.97 C$     1.90 C$      -3.57 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.73 C$     2.94 C$      +7.57 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.84 C$     3.56 C$      +24.98 %
Eggs (12) 3.28 C$     3.47 C$      +5.68 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.00 C$     10.44 C$      -5.07 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 11.55 C$     14.38 C$      +24.52 %
Apples (1kg) 3.20 C$     3.61 C$      +12.93 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.16 C$     3.43 C$      +8.37 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.21 C$     4.07 C$      +26.88 %
Potato (1kg) 1.98 C$     2.46 C$      +24.31 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.68 C$     1.85 C$      +10.46 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.84 C$     2.39 C$      +30.22 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.90 C$     17.00 C$      +14.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.61 C$     2.78 C$      +6.54 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.91 C$     3.25 C$      +11.82 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 C$     12.30 C$      +23.00 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$     3.00 C$      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 130.00 C$     95.00 C$      -26.92 %
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$     1.20 C$      -10.59 %
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 168.13 C$     229.35 C$      +36.41 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 C$     0.32 C$      +28.85 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.73 C$     53.36 C$      +7.30 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 54.55 C$     62.46 C$      +14.50 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.14 C$     17.50 C$      -24.38 %
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) 62.17 C$     64.04 C$      +3.01 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.86 C$     47.14 C$      +15.39 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 105.03 C$     107.79 C$      +2.62 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 119.77 C$     113.85 C$      -4.95 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,467.86 C$     1,422.92 C$      -3.06 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,047.55 C$     1,102.38 C$      +5.23 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,643.18 C$     2,344.44 C$      -11.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,873.81 C$     1,697.62 C$      -9.40 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,271.53 C$     5,047.44 C$      -19.52 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,443.46 C$     3,219.16 C$      -40.86 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,368.38 C$     4,023.45 C$      +19.45 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.33     3.25      -2.20 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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