Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Calgary 

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Consumer Prices in Calgary are 2.4% higher than in Toronto (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Calgary are 11.0% lower than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Calgary are 32.3% lower than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 3.5% lower than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 0.0% higher than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 17.6% higher than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 24.00 C$ 25.00 C$      +4.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 110.00 C$ 100.00 C$      -9.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$ 14.00 C$      -6.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.50 C$ 7.50 C$      -11.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.38 C$ 8.00 C$      -14.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.26 C$ 5.15 C$      -2.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.85 C$ 2.77 C$      -2.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.19 C$ 2.47 C$      +12.3 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 15.51 C$ 9.57 C$      -38.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.44 C$ 2.93 C$      -14.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.13 C$ 2.43 C$      +14.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.69 C$ 4.82 C$      +2.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.25 C$ 8.31 C$      +14.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.69 C$ 8.01 C$      +4.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.54 C$ 8.60 C$      +0.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.41 C$ 2.70 C$      +11.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 C$ 0.85 C$      +0.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.58 C$ 2.35 C$      -8.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.17 C$ 2.61 C$      +20.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.69 C$ 1.52 C$      -10.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.68 C$ 1.39 C$      -17.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.10 C$ 3.72 C$      +19.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.40 C$ 2.34 C$      -2.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.00 C$ 19.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.39 C$ 3.72 C$      +9.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.65 C$ 4.70 C$      +28.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 18.40 C$      -8.0 %
Transportation
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.35 C$ 3.60 C$      +7.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$ 112.00 C$      -28.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 C$ 4.50 C$      -10.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 5.07 C$      +79.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 C$ 55.00 C$      +66.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.10 C$ 5.37 C$      -12.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,117.00 C$ 33,978.00 C$      -0.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,663.68 C$ 28,992.90 C$      -2.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 192.55 C$ 323.12 C$      +67.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 65.91 C$ 60.54 C$      -8.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 74.94 C$ 89.01 C$      +18.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.72 C$ 80.12 C$      +7.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.06 C$ 45.08 C$      +50.0 %
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 1,528.09 C$ 1,252.27 C$      -18.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,395.00 C$ 29,775.00 C$      +17.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.08 C$ 81.52 C$      +7.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.79 C$ 72.25 C$      +48.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 126.98 C$ 121.93 C$      -4.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 159.26 C$ 165.32 C$      +3.8 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,563.26 C$ 1,920.86 C$      -25.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,246.43 C$ 1,562.96 C$      -30.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,384.91 C$ 2,820.44 C$      -35.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,579.22 C$ 2,343.29 C$      -34.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,294.15 C$ 431.90 C$      -66.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,029.31 C$ 399.42 C$      -61.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,607.70 C$ 4,821.01 C$      +4.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.61 6.39      -3.3 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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