Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Calgary 

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Cost of Living in Calgary is 5.0% higher than in Toronto (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Calgary is 6.5% lower than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Calgary are 24.9% lower than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 6.4% lower than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 6.2% higher than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 12.7% higher than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 26.00 C$      +4.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 100.00 C$      -16.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$ 14.00 C$      -6.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 7.50 C$      -6.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 C$ 8.25 C$      -17.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.39 C$ 5.25 C$      -2.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.82 C$ 2.89 C$      +2.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.20 C$ 2.42 C$      +10.1 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 15.63 C$ 9.86 C$      -36.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.46 C$ 3.12 C$      -9.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.10 C$ 2.22 C$      +5.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.59 C$ 5.42 C$      +18.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.05 C$ 9.33 C$      +32.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.82 C$ 8.40 C$      +7.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.55 C$ 9.43 C$      +10.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.37 C$ 2.71 C$      +14.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.93 C$ 0.87 C$      -6.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.38 C$ 2.35 C$      -1.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.30 C$ 2.57 C$      +12.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.61 C$ 1.59 C$      -1.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.72 C$ 1.46 C$      -15.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.05 C$ 3.67 C$      +20.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.38 C$ 2.61 C$      +9.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$ 19.99 C$      +11.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.39 C$ 3.73 C$      +10.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.70 C$ 5.14 C$      +38.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.0 %
Transportation
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.35 C$ 3.70 C$      +10.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$ 115.00 C$      -26.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 C$ 4.50 C$      -10.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 3.22 C$      +14.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.00 C$ 39.06 C$      +26.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.02 C$ 5.58 C$      -7.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,087.00 C$ 33,978.00 C$      -0.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,337.76 C$ 28,992.90 C$      -4.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 158.55 C$ 297.18 C$      +87.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 61.78 C$ 64.26 C$      +4.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.84 C$ 92.27 C$      +28.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70.05 C$ 74.20 C$      +5.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.14 C$ 51.10 C$      +95.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 18.00 C$      0.0 %
Childcare
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,467.15 C$ 1,187.68 C$      -19.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,083.33 C$ 23,742.86 C$      -5.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.36 C$ 78.56 C$      -3.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.76 C$ 62.35 C$      +22.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 135.95 C$ 117.32 C$      -13.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 163.79 C$ 148.95 C$      -9.1 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,493.24 C$ 2,048.39 C$      -17.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,144.53 C$ 1,661.03 C$      -22.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,407.27 C$ 3,194.42 C$      -27.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,611.49 C$ 2,601.64 C$      -28.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,284.27 C$ 402.11 C$      -68.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 994.66 C$ 383.90 C$      -61.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,752.89 C$ 5,007.59 C$      +5.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.45 6.46      +0.2 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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