Cost of Living Comparison Between Winnipeg and Calgary 

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Consumer Prices in Calgary are 2.82% higher than in Winnipeg (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Calgary are 7.50% higher than in Winnipeg
Rent Prices in Calgary are 21.27% higher than in Winnipeg
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 13.79% higher than in Winnipeg
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 1.43% lower than in Winnipeg
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 24.39% higher than in Winnipeg
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Restaurants
Winnipeg Edit Calgary Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 C$ 18.35 C$      +14.68 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 C$ 80.00 C$      +23.08 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 C$ 11.00 C$      +9.95 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$ 7.00 C$      +16.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$ 7.50 C$      +7.14 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.54 C$ 4.27 C$      -5.76 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 C$ 2.13 C$      -8.80 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.03 C$ 1.75 C$      -13.93 %
Markets
Winnipeg Edit Calgary Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.73 C$ 7.49 C$      +11.17 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.22 C$ 2.19 C$      -1.30 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.63 C$ 1.36 C$      -16.55 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.38 C$ 3.55 C$      +5.03 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.21 C$ 5.81 C$      +11.52 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.57 C$ 6.40 C$      -2.53 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.90 C$ 6.72 C$      -2.72 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.76 C$ 1.95 C$      +10.55 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 C$ 0.85 C$      -4.00 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.76 C$ 1.78 C$      +1.60 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.28 C$ 2.05 C$      -10.31 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.44 C$ 1.25 C$      -13.20 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.40 C$ 1.13 C$      -18.98 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.79 C$ 2.59 C$      -7.23 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.93 C$ 2.03 C$      +5.08 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.43 C$ 3.61 C$      +5.46 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.84 C$ 3.80 C$      -0.96 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.00 C$ 17.00 C$      -5.56 %
Transportation
Winnipeg Edit Calgary Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$ 3.50 C$      +16.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 102.05 C$ 109.00 C$      +6.81 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 3.80 C$      +1.33 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.77 C$ 3.22 C$      +16.28 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.25 C$ 33.25 C$      +6.40 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.20 C$ 4.27 C$      +1.54 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,000.00 C$ 26,086.50 C$      -3.38 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,879.17 C$ 23,263.00 C$      -6.50 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Winnipeg Edit Calgary Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 183.86 C$ 194.89 C$      +6.00 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 C$ 0.26 C$      -26.93 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 83.78 C$ 82.56 C$      -1.45 %
Sports And Leisure
Winnipeg Edit Calgary Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.51 C$ 67.34 C$      +41.75 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 31.14 C$ 23.73 C$      -23.80 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 C$ 15.00 C$      +7.14 %
Childcare
Winnipeg Edit Calgary Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 658.64 C$ 1,255.95 C$      +90.69 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,057.14 C$ 15,983.33 C$      -11.48 %
Clothing And Shoes
Winnipeg Edit Calgary Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.27 C$ 58.03 C$      +3.14 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.86 C$ 54.45 C$      +51.86 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95.05 C$ 92.67 C$      -2.51 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 130.71 C$ 126.91 C$      -2.91 %
Rent Per Month
Winnipeg Edit Calgary Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,077.75 C$ 1,237.19 C$      +14.79 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 974.45 C$ 1,033.65 C$      +6.08 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,618.68 C$ 2,272.62 C$      +40.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,517.84 C$ 1,747.48 C$      +15.13 %
Buy Apartment Price
Winnipeg Edit Calgary Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 233.25 C$ 378.71 C$      +62.37 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 254.76 C$ 274.19 C$      +7.63 %
Salaries And Financing
Winnipeg Edit Calgary Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,516.32 C$ 4,701.99 C$      +33.72 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.96 2.50      -15.75 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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