Cost of Living Comparison Between Calgary and Brisbane 

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Consumer Prices in Brisbane are 8.84% higher than in Calgary (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Brisbane are 9.94% higher than in Calgary
Rent Prices in Brisbane are 12.67% higher than in Calgary
Restaurant Prices in Brisbane are 7.60% higher than in Calgary
Groceries Prices in Brisbane are 14.69% higher than in Calgary
Local Purchasing Power in Brisbane is 14.60% lower than in Calgary
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Restaurants
Calgary Edit Brisbane Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.20 C$
(20.95 A$)
18.33 C$
(20.00 A$)
     -4.52 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$
(87.28 A$)
91.66 C$
(100.00 A$)
     +14.57 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.25 C$
(12.27 A$)
13.29 C$
(14.50 A$)
     +18.14 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$
(7.64 A$)
7.33 C$
(8.00 A$)
     +4.75 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 C$
(8.18 A$)
9.17 C$
(10.00 A$)
     +22.21 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.22 C$
(4.60 A$)
4.26 C$
(4.64 A$)
     +0.82 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 C$
(2.30 A$)
3.28 C$
(3.58 A$)
     +55.71 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.71 C$
(1.86 A$)
2.56 C$
(2.80 A$)
     +50.27 %
Markets
Calgary Edit Brisbane Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.46 C$
(8.14 A$)
5.92 C$
(6.46 A$)
     -20.62 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.26 C$
(2.46 A$)
2.26 C$
(2.47 A$)
     +0.29 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.39 C$
(1.52 A$)
1.22 C$
(1.33 A$)
     -12.58 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.61 C$
(3.94 A$)
4.32 C$
(4.71 A$)
     +19.47 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.81 C$
(6.34 A$)
4.13 C$
(4.51 A$)
     -28.86 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.33 C$
(6.91 A$)
4.77 C$
(5.21 A$)
     -24.61 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.61 C$
(7.22 A$)
8.18 C$
(8.93 A$)
     +23.72 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.02 C$
(2.21 A$)
1.99 C$
(2.17 A$)
     -1.84 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.86 C$
(0.94 A$)
1.48 C$
(1.62 A$)
     +71.77 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.79 C$
(1.96 A$)
1.59 C$
(1.74 A$)
     -11.22 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.07 C$
(2.26 A$)
2.10 C$
(2.29 A$)
     +1.24 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.28 C$
(1.40 A$)
1.41 C$
(1.54 A$)
     +9.85 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.10 C$
(1.20 A$)
1.06 C$
(1.16 A$)
     -3.28 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.59 C$
(2.82 A$)
2.59 C$
(2.83 A$)
     +0.11 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.07 C$
(2.25 A$)
1.93 C$
(2.11 A$)
     -6.49 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$
(16.37 A$)
16.50 C$
(18.00 A$)
     +9.99 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.53 C$
(3.85 A$)
5.29 C$
(5.77 A$)
     +49.77 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.77 C$
(4.11 A$)
6.45 C$
(7.04 A$)
     +71.32 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 C$
(18.55 A$)
33.91 C$
(37.00 A$)
     +99.49 %
Transportation
Calgary Edit Brisbane Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$
(3.82 A$)
3.67 C$
(4.00 A$)
     +4.75 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 109.00 C$
(118.92 A$)
127.52 C$
(139.13 A$)
     +16.99 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.80 C$
(4.15 A$)
3.67 C$
(4.00 A$)
     -3.52 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$
(3.51 A$)
3.20 C$
(3.49 A$)
     -0.55 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.50 C$
(36.55 A$)
45.10 C$
(49.20 A$)
     +34.61 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.42 C$
(4.82 A$)
4.94 C$
(5.39 A$)
     +11.73 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,000.00 C$
(29,457.77 A$)
25,663.86 C$
(28,000.00 A$)
     -4.95 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,581.18 C$
(25,727.74 A$)
22,589.04 C$
(24,645.29 A$)
     -4.21 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Calgary Edit Brisbane Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 201.35 C$
(219.68 A$)
167.61 C$
(182.87 A$)
     -16.76 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 C$
(0.28 A$)
0.40 C$
(0.44 A$)
     +58.42 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 84.03 C$
(91.68 A$)
72.50 C$
(79.10 A$)
     -13.72 %
Sports And Leisure
Calgary Edit Brisbane Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 67.82 C$
(74.00 A$)
60.56 C$
(66.08 A$)
     -10.70 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.91 C$
(25.00 A$)
17.24 C$
(18.81 A$)
     -24.75 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$
(16.37 A$)
13.75 C$
(15.00 A$)
     -8.34 %
Childcare
Calgary Edit Brisbane Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,255.95 C$
(1,370.28 A$)
1,716.02 C$
(1,872.22 A$)
     +36.63 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,254.55 C$
(17,734.17 A$)
12,350.73 C$
(13,475.00 A$)
     -24.02 %
Clothing And Shoes
Calgary Edit Brisbane Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.76 C$
(65.20 A$)
93.79 C$
(102.33 A$)
     +56.95 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 57.55 C$
(62.79 A$)
55.53 C$
(60.59 A$)
     -3.50 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.15 C$
(100.54 A$)
124.78 C$
(136.14 A$)
     +35.40 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 126.91 C$
(138.46 A$)
139.46 C$
(152.16 A$)
     +9.89 %
Rent Per Month
Calgary Edit Brisbane Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,263.49 C$
(1,378.50 A$)
1,580.08 C$
(1,723.91 A$)
     +25.06 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,048.00 C$
(1,143.40 A$)
1,141.54 C$
(1,245.45 A$)
     +8.93 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,276.86 C$
(2,484.12 A$)
2,615.88 C$
(2,854.00 A$)
     +14.89 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,768.88 C$
(1,929.90 A$)
1,825.41 C$
(1,991.58 A$)
     +3.20 %
Buy Apartment Price
Calgary Edit Brisbane Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 371.07 C$
(404.84 A$)
704.32 C$
(768.43 A$)
     +89.81 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 271.62 C$
(296.34 A$)
484.14 C$
(528.22 A$)
     +78.24 %
Salaries And Financing
Calgary Edit Brisbane Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,913.03 C$
(5,360.25 A$)
4,612.71 C$
(5,032.59 A$)
     -6.11 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.46 3.39      +37.63 %
Last update: August 2021July 2021
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