Cost of Living Comparison Between Halifax and Calgary 

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Consumer Prices in Calgary are 3.6% higher than in Halifax (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Calgary are 0.7% lower than in Halifax
Rent Prices in Calgary are 9.9% lower than in Halifax
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 4.0% higher than in Halifax
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 1.8% lower than in Halifax
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 39.7% 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$ 14.00 C$      +7.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 C$ 7.50 C$      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 8.00 C$      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.07 C$ 5.15 C$      +1.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.85 C$ 2.77 C$      -2.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.32 C$ 2.47 C$      +6.4 %
Markets
Halifax Edit Calgary Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.95 C$ 9.57 C$      -12.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.28 C$ 2.93 C$      -10.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.93 C$ 2.43 C$      -17.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.13 C$ 4.82 C$      -6.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.30 C$ 8.31 C$      +13.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 8.02 C$ 8.01 C$      -0.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.11 C$ 8.60 C$      +21.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.83 C$ 2.70 C$      -4.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.01 C$ 0.85 C$      -16.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.39 C$ 2.35 C$      -1.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.00 C$ 2.61 C$      -12.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.60 C$ 1.52 C$      -5.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.43 C$ 1.39 C$      -2.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.37 C$ 3.72 C$      +10.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.27 C$ 2.34 C$      +2.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 19.00 C$      -5.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.05 C$ 3.72 C$      -26.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.90 C$ 4.70 C$      -4.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 18.40 C$      -8.0 %
Transportation
Halifax Edit Calgary Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 C$ 3.60 C$      +30.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 82.50 C$ 112.00 C$      +35.8 %
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$ 55.00 C$      +83.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.46 C$ 5.37 C$      -17.0 %
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) 28,948.70 C$ 28,992.90 C$      +0.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Halifax Edit Calgary Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 270.75 C$ 323.12 C$      +19.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 81.15 C$ 60.54 C$      -25.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 105.00 C$ 89.01 C$      -15.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Halifax Edit Calgary Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.09 C$ 80.12 C$      +27.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.33 C$ 45.08 C$      +93.2 %
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$ 1,252.27 C$      +8.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,166.67 C$ 29,775.00 C$      +55.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Halifax Edit Calgary Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82.33 C$ 81.52 C$      -1.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.75 C$ 72.25 C$      +57.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 141.54 C$ 121.93 C$      -13.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 130.75 C$ 165.32 C$      +26.4 %
Rent Per Month
Halifax Edit Calgary Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,990.68 C$ 1,920.86 C$      -3.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,683.08 C$ 1,562.96 C$      -7.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,242.11 C$ 2,820.44 C$      -13.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,681.76 C$ 2,343.29 C$      -12.6 %
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) 3,476.98 C$ 4,821.01 C$      +38.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.67 6.39      -4.3 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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