Cost of Living Comparison Between Calgary and Vancouver 

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 3.76% higher than in Calgary (without rent)
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 67.90% higher than in Calgary
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 0.93% higher than in Calgary
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 14.26% higher than in Calgary
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 15.67% lower than in Calgary
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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 C$ 80.00 C$      +6.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.00 C$ 10.12 C$      -7.95 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.00 C$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 7.00 C$      -12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.45 C$ 4.44 C$      -0.10 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 C$ 2.27 C$      +3.85 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.91 C$ 1.89 C$      -0.93 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.43 C$ 8.48 C$      -10.16 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.33 C$ 2.86 C$      +23.16 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.38 C$ 2.00 C$      +45.30 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.53 C$ 3.91 C$      +10.71 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.92 C$ 8.10 C$      +36.77 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.15 C$ 7.50 C$      +21.95 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.71 C$ 10.13 C$      +51.11 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.96 C$ 1.79 C$      -8.57 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 C$ 0.81 C$      -4.22 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.83 C$ 1.80 C$      -1.58 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.00 C$ 1.96 C$      -2.18 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.25 C$ 1.45 C$      +16.22 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.09 C$ 1.47 C$      +34.15 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.59 C$ 2.73 C$      +5.30 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.15 C$ 2.49 C$      +15.53 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 18.00 C$      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.68 C$ 3.71 C$      +0.88 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.09 C$ 4.56 C$      +11.52 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 C$ 15.20 C$      -10.59 %
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$ 3.00 C$      -14.29 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 109.00 C$ 98.00 C$      -10.09 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.80 C$ 3.75 C$      -1.32 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$ 3.03 C$      -6.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 C$ 33.55 C$      +11.83 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.71 C$ 5.17 C$      +39.20 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,000.00 C$ 26,250.00 C$      -2.78 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,803.64 C$ 24,019.33 C$      +5.33 %
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 201.75 C$ 85.53 C$      -57.60 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.27 C$ 0.40 C$      +48.66 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 78.40 C$ 79.00 C$      +0.77 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 66.75 C$ 55.33 C$      -17.11 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.36 C$ 15.79 C$      -32.40 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,197.50 C$ 1,180.23 C$      -1.44 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,930.00 C$ 22,000.00 C$      +38.10 %
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.54 C$ 79.76 C$      +25.52 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.60 C$ 51.94 C$      -1.25 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.30 C$ 116.26 C$      +19.48 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132.17 C$ 142.26 C$      +7.63 %
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,211.35 C$ 2,053.87 C$      +69.55 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,008.40 C$ 1,581.08 C$      +56.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,148.84 C$ 3,637.77 C$      +69.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,642.42 C$ 2,820.00 C$      +71.70 %
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 398.20 C$ 1,096.11 C$      +175.27 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 272.25 C$ 870.75 C$      +219.84 %
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,402.80 C$ 4,507.14 C$      +2.37 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.25 3.38      +3.83 %
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