Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Calgary 

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Consumer Prices in Calgary are 3.65% lower than in Toronto (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Calgary are 16.97% lower than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Calgary are 38.74% lower than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Calgary are 6.55% lower than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Calgary are 1.36% lower than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Calgary is 37.89% higher than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 C$ 75.00 C$      -16.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.00 C$ 11.25 C$      +2.27 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.00 C$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 7.99 C$      -0.12 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.52 C$ 4.32 C$      -4.35 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 C$ 2.15 C$      -11.80 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 C$ 1.83 C$      -7.84 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12.16 C$ 9.02 C$      -25.81 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.60 C$ 2.24 C$      -14.05 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.66 C$ 1.36 C$      -18.17 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.40 C$ 3.54 C$      +3.98 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.18 C$ 5.67 C$      -8.23 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.25 C$ 6.07 C$      -2.89 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.23 C$ 6.54 C$      -9.51 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.82 C$ 1.91 C$      +4.84 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 C$ 0.87 C$      +20.06 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.59 C$ 1.76 C$      +10.67 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.75 C$ 2.04 C$      +16.71 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.31 C$ 1.21 C$      -7.52 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 C$ 1.05 C$      -11.96 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.56 C$ 2.58 C$      +0.67 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 C$ 1.96 C$      -10.33 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -6.25 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.30 C$ 3.59 C$      +8.93 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.77 C$ 3.52 C$      -6.46 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 17.50 C$      +16.67 %
Transportation
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.25 C$ 3.50 C$      +7.69 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$ 109.00 C$      -30.13 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 C$ 3.80 C$      -10.59 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$ 3.22 C$      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.00 C$ 31.00 C$      0.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.08 C$ 3.77 C$      -7.43 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,150.00 C$ 26,586.50 C$      +1.67 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,718.00 C$ 23,308.64 C$      -9.37 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 164.12 C$ 200.59 C$      +22.22 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.36 C$ 0.26 C$      -26.15 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.53 C$ 79.92 C$      +8.69 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 55.97 C$ 65.74 C$      +17.45 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.93 C$ 22.29 C$      -14.01 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Childcare
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,718.80 C$ 1,248.96 C$      -27.34 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,246.00 C$ 15,771.43 C$      -42.11 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 74.94 C$ 57.42 C$      -23.38 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.76 C$ 50.69 C$      +1.88 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 110.98 C$ 90.60 C$      -18.37 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 147.42 C$ 124.04 C$      -15.86 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,028.98 C$ 1,200.78 C$      -40.82 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,728.14 C$ 1,019.76 C$      -40.99 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,479.78 C$ 2,200.23 C$      -36.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,701.12 C$ 1,669.36 C$      -38.20 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,076.97 C$ 363.01 C$      -66.29 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 850.52 C$ 260.89 C$      -69.33 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Calgary Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,119.27 C$ 4,715.93 C$      +14.48 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.75 2.68      -2.62 %
Last update: March 2021February 2021
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