Cost of Living Comparison Between Calgary and Vancouver 

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Cost of Living in Vancouver is 0.6% lower than in Calgary (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Vancouver is 14.9% higher than in Calgary
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 49.2% higher than in Calgary
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 6.4% higher than in Calgary
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 7.0% higher than in Calgary
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 22.3% lower than in Calgary
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Restaurants
Calgary Edit Vancouver Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 26.00 C$ 25.00 C$      -3.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 C$ 120.00 C$      +20.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.38 C$ 15.00 C$      +4.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 C$ 8.00 C$      +6.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.50 C$ 9.00 C$      +5.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.25 C$ 5.40 C$      +2.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.88 C$ 2.94 C$      +2.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.42 C$ 2.61 C$      +8.1 %
Markets
Calgary Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.99 C$ 10.43 C$      +4.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.12 C$ 3.75 C$      +20.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.22 C$ 2.70 C$      +21.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.42 C$ 5.56 C$      +2.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.38 C$ 8.17 C$      -12.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 8.40 C$ 9.67 C$      +15.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.43 C$ 11.10 C$      +17.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.68 C$ 2.80 C$      +4.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.86 C$ 0.82 C$      -4.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.35 C$ 2.42 C$      +3.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.57 C$ 3.00 C$      +16.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.59 C$ 1.99 C$      +25.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.41 C$ 1.74 C$      +23.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.66 C$ 3.56 C$      -2.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.61 C$ 2.60 C$      -0.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.73 C$ 4.33 C$      +16.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.14 C$ 4.64 C$      -9.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 20.07 C$      +0.4 %
Transportation
Calgary Edit Vancouver Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.70 C$ 3.15 C$      -14.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 115.00 C$ 140.00 C$      +21.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 C$ 4.00 C$      -11.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$ 3.45 C$      +7.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.06 C$ 36.29 C$      -7.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.58 C$ 7.32 C$      +31.3 %
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$ 28,031.10 C$      -3.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Calgary Edit Vancouver Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 297.18 C$ 145.21 C$      -51.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 64.26 C$ 62.95 C$      -2.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 92.27 C$ 79.45 C$      -13.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Calgary Edit Vancouver Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.20 C$ 55.12 C$      -25.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 51.10 C$ 14.78 C$      -71.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 17.50 C$      -2.8 %
Childcare
Calgary Edit Vancouver Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,214.78 C$ 1,596.88 C$      +31.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,742.86 C$ 20,100.00 C$      -15.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Calgary Edit Vancouver Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.56 C$ 84.84 C$      +8.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 62.35 C$ 56.91 C$      -8.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 117.32 C$ 134.88 C$      +15.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 148.95 C$ 168.58 C$      +13.2 %
Rent Per Month
Calgary Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,048.23 C$ 2,790.14 C$      +36.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,661.03 C$ 2,346.32 C$      +41.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,194.42 C$ 5,118.02 C$      +60.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,601.64 C$ 3,929.87 C$      +51.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Calgary Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 402.11 C$ 1,390.95 C$      +245.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 383.90 C$ 930.14 C$      +142.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Calgary Edit Vancouver Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,057.80 C$ 4,511.44 C$      -10.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.46 6.57      +1.8 %
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