Cost of Living Comparison Between Calgary and Victoria 

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Cost of Living in Victoria is 2.9% higher than in Calgary (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Victoria is 10.5% higher than in Calgary
Rent Prices in Victoria are 27.8% higher than in Calgary
Restaurant Prices in Victoria are 3.0% higher than in Calgary
Groceries Prices in Victoria are 12.9% higher than in Calgary
Local Purchasing Power in Victoria is 35.3% lower than in Calgary
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Restaurants
Calgary Edit Victoria Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 28.00 C$ 25.00 C$      -10.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 C$ 120.00 C$      +20.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.50 C$ 14.75 C$      +1.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.75 C$ 8.00 C$      +3.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 8.50 C$      +6.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.27 C$ 5.34 C$      +1.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.87 C$ 3.28 C$      +14.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 C$ 2.81 C$      +15.4 %
Markets
Calgary Edit Victoria Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.63 C$ 14.40 C$      +49.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.08 C$ 4.26 C$      +38.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.30 C$ 2.74 C$      +18.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.46 C$ 5.81 C$      +6.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.81 C$ 8.84 C$      +0.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 8.22 C$ 9.30 C$      +13.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.13 C$ 9.86 C$      +8.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.65 C$ 2.89 C$      +9.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.86 C$ 0.87 C$      +1.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.41 C$ 2.70 C$      +12.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.57 C$ 3.48 C$      +35.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.62 C$ 2.50 C$      +53.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.40 C$ 2.13 C$      +52.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.65 C$ 3.68 C$      +0.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.55 C$ 2.68 C$      +4.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.99 C$ 20.00 C$      +0.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.67 C$ 4.13 C$      +12.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.11 C$ 5.44 C$      +6.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.0 %
Transportation
Calgary Edit Victoria Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.70 C$ 2.50 C$      -32.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 115.00 C$ 85.00 C$      -26.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 C$ 4.00 C$      -11.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.09 C$ 4.02 C$      +30.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.06 C$ 45.00 C$      +15.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.48 C$ 7.36 C$      +34.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$ 33,978.00 C$      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,992.90 C$ 28,371.51 C$      -2.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Calgary Edit Victoria Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 296.51 C$ 196.79 C$      -33.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 65.30 C$ 70.83 C$      +8.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 92.73 C$ 105.65 C$      +13.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Calgary Edit Victoria Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 75.09 C$ 71.35 C$      -5.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 51.10 C$ 25.25 C$      -50.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 16.00 C$      -11.1 %
Childcare
Calgary Edit Victoria Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,124.57 C$ 1,000.00 C$      -11.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,742.86 C$ 18,000.00 C$      -24.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Calgary Edit Victoria Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 80.80 C$ 90.62 C$      +12.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 61.11 C$ 55.90 C$      -8.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 120.54 C$ 119.48 C$      -0.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 146.47 C$ 172.00 C$      +17.4 %
Rent Per Month
Calgary Edit Victoria Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,036.40 C$ 2,107.44 C$      +3.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,632.50 C$ 1,868.46 C$      +14.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,097.80 C$ 4,276.81 C$      +38.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,520.37 C$ 3,622.00 C$      +43.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Calgary Edit Victoria Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 373.15 C$ 1,098.68 C$      +194.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 375.72 C$ 920.67 C$      +145.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Calgary Edit Victoria Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,931.99 C$ 3,527.95 C$      -28.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.43 6.63      +3.0 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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