Cost of Living Comparison Between Calgary and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 0.0% lower than in Calgary (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 13.6% higher than in Calgary
Rent Prices in Toronto are 46.1% higher than in Calgary
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 9.1% higher than in Calgary
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 2.3% higher than in Calgary
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 20.8% lower than in Calgary
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Restaurants
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 24.24 C$      -3.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 C$ 115.00 C$      +27.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 13.00 C$      +8.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.75 C$      +10.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 8.79 C$      +9.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.09 C$ 4.88 C$      -4.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.38 C$ 2.68 C$      +12.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.15 C$ 2.13 C$      -0.8 %
Markets
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.79 C$ 13.71 C$      +56.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.70 C$ 3.09 C$      +14.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.57 C$ 1.83 C$      +16.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.24 C$ 4.34 C$      +2.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.94 C$ 7.00 C$      +0.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.50 C$ 7.26 C$      +11.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.13 C$ 8.23 C$      +1.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.30 C$ 2.13 C$      -7.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 C$ 0.75 C$      -16.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.15 C$ 1.99 C$      -7.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.25 C$ 2.17 C$      -3.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.33 C$ 1.60 C$      +20.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.56 C$ 1.59 C$      +2.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.42 C$ 3.20 C$      -6.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.12 C$ 2.24 C$      +5.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 C$ 16.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.59 C$ 3.11 C$      -13.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.40 C$ 3.61 C$      -17.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.85 C$ 17.00 C$      -4.8 %
Transportation
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.60 C$ 3.25 C$      -9.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 112.00 C$ 156.00 C$      +39.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 C$ 4.41 C$      -2.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$ 2.82 C$      -12.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 40.94 C$ 31.00 C$      -24.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.13 C$ 6.18 C$      +0.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,700.00 C$ 30,000.00 C$      +4.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,374.67 C$ 26,691.72 C$      -2.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 289.25 C$ 176.91 C$      -38.8 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.38 C$ 0.42 C$      +11.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 86.56 C$ 74.99 C$      -13.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 78.46 C$ 60.96 C$      -22.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.40 C$ 22.96 C$      -35.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -6.2 %
Childcare
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,179.77 C$ 1,562.85 C$      +32.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,025.00 C$ 27,109.29 C$      +28.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75.85 C$ 80.40 C$      +6.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 65.58 C$ 49.65 C$      -24.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 106.71 C$ 124.14 C$      +16.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 143.04 C$ 141.36 C$      -1.2 %
Rent Per Month
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,551.93 C$ 2,391.81 C$      +54.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,299.97 C$ 1,993.93 C$      +53.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,790.47 C$ 3,844.20 C$      +37.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,132.66 C$ 3,132.98 C$      +46.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 505.76 C$ 1,187.99 C$      +134.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 363.41 C$ 915.91 C$      +152.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Calgary Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,821.82 C$ 4,341.54 C$      -10.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.46 5.71      +4.6 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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