Cost of Living Comparison Between Calgary and Vancouver 

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Cost of Living in Vancouver is 0.3% lower than in Calgary (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Vancouver is 15.1% higher than in Calgary
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 49.7% higher than in Calgary
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 5.0% higher than in Calgary
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 7.9% higher than in Calgary
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 22.5% lower than in Calgary
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Restaurants
Calgary Edit Vancouver Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 27.00 C$ 25.00 C$      -7.4 %
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$ 15.00 C$      +3.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.75 C$ 8.25 C$      +6.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 9.00 C$      +12.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.25 C$ 5.41 C$      +3.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.87 C$ 2.94 C$      +2.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 C$ 2.61 C$      +7.3 %
Markets
Calgary Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.80 C$ 10.64 C$      +8.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.11 C$ 3.75 C$      +20.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.30 C$ 2.66 C$      +15.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.46 C$ 5.56 C$      +1.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.91 C$ 8.17 C$      -8.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 8.23 C$ 9.67 C$      +17.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.22 C$ 11.10 C$      +20.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.70 C$ 2.77 C$      +2.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.88 C$ 0.84 C$      -4.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.36 C$ 2.40 C$      +1.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.57 C$ 3.00 C$      +17.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.60 C$ 1.95 C$      +22.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.40 C$ 1.71 C$      +22.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.65 C$ 3.54 C$      -3.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.55 C$ 2.65 C$      +3.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.69 C$ 4.62 C$      +25.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.11 C$ 4.64 C$      -9.1 %
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) 5.53 C$ 7.33 C$      +32.5 %
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 63.98 C$ 62.63 C$      -2.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 92.06 C$ 80.00 C$      -13.1 %
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$ 15.84 C$      -69.0 %
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 1,187.68 C$ 1,596.88 C$      +34.5 %
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, ...) 61.11 C$ 56.91 C$      -6.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 118.46 C$ 134.88 C$      +13.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 146.11 C$ 168.58 C$      +15.4 %
Rent Per Month
Calgary Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,055.45 C$ 2,796.86 C$      +36.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,642.97 C$ 2,346.32 C$      +42.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,154.13 C$ 5,091.40 C$      +61.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,574.00 C$ 3,878.59 C$      +50.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Calgary Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 385.80 C$ 1,431.55 C$      +271.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 382.29 C$ 930.14 C$      +143.3 %
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      +1.7 %
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