Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Calgary 

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Cost of Living in Calgary is 1.6% lower than in Toronto (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Calgary is 10.3% lower than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Calgary are 26.1% lower than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 7.1% lower than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 7.4% higher than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 18.5% higher than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 26.00 C$ 26.65 C$      +2.5 %
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$ 14.25 C$      -5.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.10 C$ 7.25 C$      -10.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 C$ 8.50 C$      -15.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.59 C$ 5.31 C$      -5.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.92 C$ 2.84 C$      -2.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.20 C$ 2.38 C$      +8.3 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 15.36 C$ 9.44 C$      -38.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.46 C$ 3.13 C$      -9.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.20 C$ 2.28 C$      +3.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.64 C$ 5.36 C$      +15.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.80 C$ 8.87 C$      +30.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.64 C$ 8.34 C$      +9.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.35 C$ 9.38 C$      +12.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.36 C$ 2.74 C$      +16.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.95 C$ 0.88 C$      -6.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.22 C$ 2.41 C$      +8.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.33 C$ 2.58 C$      +10.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.56 C$ 1.67 C$      +6.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.64 C$ 1.41 C$      -14.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.00 C$ 3.67 C$      +22.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.35 C$ 2.63 C$      +12.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$ 19.99 C$      +11.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.47 C$ 3.71 C$      +7.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.74 C$ 5.18 C$      +38.3 %
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) 3.22 C$ 3.15 C$      -2.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 C$ 39.06 C$      +18.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.98 C$ 5.59 C$      -6.5 %
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) 29,960.56 C$ 28,802.42 C$      -3.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 168.75 C$ 297.30 C$      +76.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 61.79 C$ 64.16 C$      +3.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.80 C$ 90.84 C$      +26.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 69.12 C$ 76.73 C$      +11.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.33 C$ 51.22 C$      +87.4 %
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 1,545.84 C$ 1,204.74 C$      -22.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,692.31 C$ 26,000.00 C$      +5.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 80.24 C$ 79.11 C$      -1.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.06 C$ 61.67 C$      +25.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 134.88 C$ 117.72 C$      -12.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 161.69 C$ 148.95 C$      -7.9 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,513.22 C$ 2,029.82 C$      -19.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,149.98 C$ 1,630.71 C$      -24.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,488.46 C$ 3,142.20 C$      -30.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,614.55 C$ 2,630.21 C$      -27.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,314.60 C$ 402.11 C$      -69.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,008.95 C$ 383.90 C$      -62.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,657.00 C$ 4,953.36 C$      +6.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.42 6.41      -0.1 %
Last update: July 2024July 2024
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