Cost of Living Comparison Between Calgary and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 2.5% lower than in Calgary (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 10.9% higher than in Calgary
Rent Prices in Toronto are 42.1% higher than in Calgary
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 8.8% higher than in Calgary
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 1.1% lower than in Calgary
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 13.1% lower than in Calgary
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Restaurants
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 25.00 C$      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 C$ 120.00 C$      +20.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.38 C$ 15.00 C$      +4.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.75 C$ 8.50 C$      +9.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 10.00 C$      +25.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.21 C$ 5.45 C$      +4.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.81 C$ 2.87 C$      +2.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.45 C$ 2.25 C$      -8.1 %
Markets
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.71 C$ 16.09 C$      +65.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.01 C$ 3.43 C$      +13.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.32 C$ 2.18 C$      -6.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.98 C$ 4.89 C$      -1.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.40 C$ 6.88 C$      -18.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 8.07 C$ 7.77 C$      -3.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.09 C$ 8.65 C$      -4.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.62 C$ 2.45 C$      -6.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 C$ 0.89 C$      +4.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.39 C$ 2.48 C$      +3.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.57 C$ 2.31 C$      -10.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.59 C$ 1.67 C$      +5.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.35 C$ 1.72 C$      +26.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.68 C$ 3.13 C$      -14.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.40 C$ 2.46 C$      +2.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.00 C$ 19.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.66 C$ 3.42 C$      -6.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.76 C$ 3.87 C$      -18.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 19.50 C$ 20.00 C$      +2.6 %
Transportation
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.70 C$ 3.35 C$      -9.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 115.00 C$ 156.00 C$      +35.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 C$ 5.00 C$      +11.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.07 C$ 2.82 C$      -44.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 52.50 C$ 31.00 C$      -41.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.43 C$ 6.11 C$      +12.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$ 34,350.00 C$      +1.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,992.90 C$ 30,645.69 C$      +5.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 313.30 C$ 170.84 C$      -45.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 62.16 C$ 66.25 C$      +6.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 90.88 C$ 74.04 C$      -18.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 81.44 C$ 72.80 C$      -10.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 47.17 C$ 29.11 C$      -38.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 18.00 C$      0.0 %
Childcare
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,270.91 C$ 1,545.84 C$      +21.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,525.00 C$ 24,963.85 C$      -9.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.22 C$ 80.54 C$      -4.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 70.35 C$ 50.62 C$      -28.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 123.48 C$ 133.33 C$      +8.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 173.17 C$ 161.74 C$      -6.6 %
Rent Per Month
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,953.36 C$ 2,515.48 C$      +28.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,583.59 C$ 2,229.10 C$      +40.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,982.50 C$ 4,465.15 C$      +49.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,498.97 C$ 3,602.33 C$      +44.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 431.90 C$ 1,307.77 C$      +202.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 399.42 C$ 1,020.96 C$      +155.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,901.30 C$ 4,723.31 C$      -3.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.43 6.57      +2.3 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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