Cost of Living Comparison Between Halifax and Calgary 

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Consumer Prices in Calgary are 4.8% higher than in Halifax (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Calgary are 1.5% higher than in Halifax
Rent Prices in Calgary are 5.4% lower than in Halifax
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 4.3% higher than in Halifax
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 0.4% lower than in Halifax
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 33.5% higher than in Halifax
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Restaurants
Halifax Edit Calgary Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.00 C$ 25.00 C$      +8.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 C$ 100.00 C$      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 C$ 14.50 C$      +11.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.75 C$ 7.50 C$      -3.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 8.00 C$      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.12 C$ 5.26 C$      +2.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.92 C$ 2.91 C$      -0.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.40 C$ 2.50 C$      +4.1 %
Markets
Halifax Edit Calgary Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.61 C$ 9.69 C$      -8.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.35 C$ 3.00 C$      -10.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.84 C$ 2.26 C$      -20.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.12 C$ 5.00 C$      -2.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.07 C$ 8.41 C$      +19.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.96 C$ 7.97 C$      +0.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.52 C$ 8.97 C$      +19.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.87 C$ 2.64 C$      -8.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.00 C$ 0.85 C$      -15.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.35 C$ 2.41 C$      +2.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.01 C$ 2.57 C$      -14.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.48 C$ 1.62 C$      +9.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.45 C$ 1.39 C$      -4.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.48 C$ 3.65 C$      +4.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.39 C$ 2.40 C$      +0.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 19.00 C$      -5.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.17 C$ 3.66 C$      -29.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.04 C$ 4.76 C$      -5.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 19.50 C$      -2.5 %
Transportation
Halifax Edit Calgary Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 C$ 3.67 C$      +33.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 82.50 C$ 115.00 C$      +39.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.85 C$ 4.50 C$      -7.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 5.07 C$      +79.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 C$ 52.50 C$      +75.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.54 C$ 5.42 C$      -17.2 %
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) 28,115.37 C$ 29,080.47 C$      +3.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Halifax Edit Calgary Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 248.37 C$ 313.30 C$      +26.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 83.33 C$ 61.43 C$      -26.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 106.46 C$ 92.65 C$      -13.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Halifax Edit Calgary Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.93 C$ 79.02 C$      +21.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.33 C$ 47.17 C$      +102.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 C$ 18.00 C$      +28.6 %
Childcare
Halifax Edit Calgary Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,152.38 C$ 1,241.36 C$      +7.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,166.67 C$ 27,525.00 C$      +43.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Halifax Edit Calgary Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.60 C$ 83.91 C$      +2.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.60 C$ 71.36 C$      +53.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 140.77 C$ 123.93 C$      -12.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 125.67 C$ 172.92 C$      +37.6 %
Rent Per Month
Halifax Edit Calgary Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,971.80 C$ 1,937.88 C$      -1.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,636.25 C$ 1,580.65 C$      -3.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,204.55 C$ 2,949.68 C$      -8.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,663.81 C$ 2,494.39 C$      -6.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Halifax Edit Calgary Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 902.01 C$ 431.90 C$      -52.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 491.82 C$ 399.42 C$      -18.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Halifax Edit Calgary Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,586.07 C$ 4,859.25 C$      +35.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.66 6.47      -2.9 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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