Cost of Living in Edmonton

Summary about cost of living in Edmonton:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 15.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 C$ 50.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 C$ 8.00-10.99
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$ 5.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.75 C$ 5.00-8.50
Cappuccino (regular) 4.13 C$ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.13 C$ 1.25-2.59
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.77 C$ 1.25-2.25
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.50 C$ 4.65-12.30
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.46 C$ 2.00-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.62 C$ 1.09-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.21 C$ 2.70-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.29 C$ 3.18-6.89
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.72 C$ 3.18-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.38 C$ 3.18-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 1.73 C$ 1.25-2.26
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 C$ 0.36-0.79
Oranges (1 lb) 1.70 C$ 1.21-2.04
Tomato (1 lb) 1.98 C$ 1.50-2.49
Potato (1 lb) 1.40 C$ 0.50-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.10 C$ 0.65-1.54
Lettuce (1 head) 2.39 C$ 2.00-2.77
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.85 C$ 1.00-2.85
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 12.00-19.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.35 C$ 1.75-3.57
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.45 C$ 2.00-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 C$ 12.00-16.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$ 3.00-3.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 97.00 C$ 90.00-98.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 3.50-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.66 C$ 1.93-4.43
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 C$ 30.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.88 C$ 3.48-4.43
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,314.00 C$ 21,000.00-27,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,475.70 C$ 20,000.00-26,541.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 206.81 C$ 91.07-340.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.36 C$ 0.20-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 75.11 C$ 55.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 54.83 C$ 30.00-80.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.45 C$ 0.00-35.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 C$ 13.00-16.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 883.70 C$ 500.00-1,100.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,437.50 C$ 4,000.00-12,750.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.80 C$ 40.00-90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.76 C$ 30.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 94.27 C$ 75.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.15 C$ 80.00-190.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,243.49 C$ 900.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 989.18 C$ 800.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,991.64 C$ 1,500.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,512.94 C$ 1,250.00-1,800.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 310.79 C$ 247.75-400.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 233.16 C$ 179.00-278.71
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,877.03 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.63 3.00-4.50

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Last update: October 2019
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28 Comments so far

#Amaka on Jan 18, 2019 :
Please can someone tell me more about New Brunswick,cost of living,job opportuinity.
#Daniel on Feb 08, 2018 :
Canada's coldest cities are also Canada's sunniest cities. Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan these are coldest states and also they re sunniest. Victoria is one of the warmest places in Canada and it's also one of the least sunny. So yes, sunny Alberta...
#Weather Reporter on Nov 02, 2017 :
Oh look it's only 2nd of November today and Edmonton is minus -20C LOL! Yes, you read it right. A freaking -20C!

Toronto is +13C, Chicago is +9C, Boston is +16C New York +18C Washington DC +18 today

People saying Edmonton is cold because it's in Canada are masturbating themselves with flat lie - how miserable they can't afford to get out of that hell hole so they are fabricating bullshits and lie to themselves P.A.T.H.E.T.I.C.

Toronto's weather is just like any other big major cities in the world (give and take -/+5C) and also Vancouver / Victoria hardly hits below 0C - these cities are all in Canada

Whereas Edmonton's weather is HUGE stepdown, it's like living in North Polar region where eskimos reside and egloos built. Normal cities are at least 30 to 40C degrees "above" Edmonton's weather OMG can you even imagine

Sunny Alberta my ass what a joke
#Real Fact on Nov 01, 2017 :
To someone below claiming 18C in Oct in Edmonton, how blatant lies, it's more like -5 to -7 in mid late Oct. In the 1st of week of Nov, Edmonton already hits "double digits" minus with snow, trust me - I lived there for 8 years. Do not give false info to newbies gathering facts before making mistake moving into this truly shitty city of shits!

Move to Toronto. Toronto is truly like big American city. My relatives live in the US and I have visited and lived there for many times including Boston, Chicago, New York City, etc. Toronto is up there with them. It's actually better if you are Asian, you will feel like living at your home country and at the same time, you feel like living in big US city with much better livability and safer environment than US counterparts

The only good side of Edmonton is lower house price. Half a million gets you big house with 4 beds / 4 bath with large garden in good neighbor. My 1 bed condo in affluent area in Toronto is almost half a million, but then the market gain was actually $150K in 8 months. I am already far ahead of my colleague who still live in Edmonton. Imagine how long it would take to save up $150K with salary only. What's worse is that Edmonton's future is bleak whereas TO's house market / economy will continue to be strong. The gap will be larger and larger, bet it will be $200K difference by mid of next year. Without putting any effort at all, my net assets will rise up by $200K more than my colleagues in Edmonton

Another important thing, I work in Financial District in TO and so glad that I do not see aggressive scum beggars that I used to get harrassed by while working downtown Edmonton. Yes downtown Edmonton is full of parasites and red neck white / aboriginal trashes it's just pathetic. You cannot even fathom how the fuck the most important part of city, the true centre of the city is swarmed up by these street bums? WTF

Not in downtown Toronto. Financial District is full of good, hard-working people with nice business suits and ties just like myself. You will still see very few street beggars but they are quietly sitting in the corner with their heads down. Not like aggressive fuck-ups in Edmonton gets in your face and flys fuck-you to you

Edmonton is ghetto. that's what it is. Do NOT move there or you'll end up moving again anyway. Just save up like hell then get out. that's what I did with my six fig salary. You can save up more due to cheaper rent in Edmonton

My 2 cents
#Lensa on Oct 02, 2017 :
I went to visit my family in Edmonton. I had enough in 8 days only. Just wanted to fly back to NZ. The only part which I liked was the West Edmonton Mall and the water park inside.
#Tom on Sep 23, 2017 :
Cold city, Cold weather, Cold people, lots of grey, not that picturesque, overly expensive for what it is
#Anonymous on May 06, 2017 :
Is there any place worse than Edmonton?
Edmontonians like to think so,otherwise they would hang themselves the moment they could find a rope.
If you have not lived outside of North America,you have a tunnel vision.And you don't have the experience and knowledge to compare.
#rpg on Mar 10, 2017 :
I am a "neo" Canadian, I lived in Edmonton for nearly 30 years and I liked it. Yes, it is an expensive city - province for that matter; yes, I was told in a bar that in AB we speak English; yes, confronted with a problem I was also told that my thinking was not "Canadian" (I did not call on the police or the courts to solve my problems); yes, it is cold in the winter and the summers are very short, but over all I made my place there and defended who I am, sometimes more aggressively that others :). True, I worked surrounded by people with a higher degree of education, which would explain I guess that in spite of my accent I do not remember being asked where I come from; quite the contrary in fact, I was often praised for my knowledge of English as well as being envied for speaking three languages. I think my neighbours considered me one of them, not like a foreigner. I am no longer in Edmonton, but if I could go back in time I would never leave.
#Leslie on Feb 09, 2017 :
If you don't like it here move somewhere that you think is better. I am an Edmontonian. Yes there are some things that are not positive but is this not so anywhere. You seem to want to live in Utopia and there is no such place on this earth. To reiterate myself, "If you don't like it here quit complaining and leave. You are a big part of the negativity you feel ."
#Anonymous on Oct 16, 2016 :
Yes,I lived in Edmonton for 3 years.
I noticed that the only thing most people really loved was money.
And that's why lots of people left Edmonton:No more money to be made anymore,
for the majority.
#Anonymous on Sep 21, 2016 :
No exaggeration about Edmonton.I have traveled to many countries in the world and I'm cross cultrally aware.
I have never seen any place worse than Edmonton in the world.No place is as depressing as Edmonton.
I am a happy and friendly person,but after living in Edmonton for a few years,I found out that no matter what l had in life,living in the wrong place could kill the kid in me.
I like this quote:
'If you are not happy where you are,move.You are not a tree'
I did.I left Edmonton and I never looked back for a second,and I couldn't be happier after I made that decision.
#Renee P. on Sep 19, 2016 :
The lot rent for the small piece of land where I live at a trailer park in Edmonton is going up to $575.00 next year, this doesn't include any kind of maintenance to the lot no mowing, or snow removal and they killed our plants by dumping the snow all over the trees and bushes that the park itself planted there.
#Andrea on Sep 16, 2016 :
I have been making some searches about canadian cities and I'm surprised in seeing soooo bad comments about Edmonton. I never been there but it hard to believe a canadian city can be so bad. I think people exagerates.
##ImAnImmigrant on Sep 01, 2016 :
I don't understand where all this hostility about Edmonton/Alberta comes from. It seems like these people have nothing to be thankful for in life. I moved here from the Fiji Islands when I was 12 yrs old and I am not 25. I work in the Healthcare Industry and I would of never been able to do that where I am from. Back home my mother started working when she was 16 to make money for her family of 8. Her mother was old and could not work any more. Her father who worked at the sugar mill made what is comparable to pennies here. When me and my parents moved here, it sucked for the first year because of the integration. School is different here but I got the hang of it due to awesome friends. I am a halfie which is half Fijian and half German. So i am not really dark but i am not really white either. I am an islander. I get that its cold but i adapted and didn't act like a little bitch whenever it got -30 out. I sucked it up and took the bus. It was an experience every time. This place has tons to offer if your willing to go out and face a little bit of snow and not be cooped up in your house all winter long. Not to mention all the fun festivals in the summer time. The people here are so long as your nice to them. Its that simple. Treat people the way you want to be treated...that goes in all countries across the world. I am so thankful for the opportunity this place has to offer and all the friends i have made while here. Living here is a blessing when compared to other countries in the world. It seems the only people who hate it here are the people who were born here. You don't hate it here you just haven't had the experience anywhere else.
#Anonymous on Aug 14, 2016 :
I lived in Edmonton for 3 years.

I swear I would rather die than living in Edmonton for 1 more year.

I wouldn't even like to fly over Alberta,even if they offer me a free plane ticket.
#rocky on Jun 13, 2016 :
I can only speak about what I know and those I have spoken to since moving here in the spring of 2015. Edmonton is AWESOME!
To those who speak foul of their experience, I will not battle the negativity of your experience, often it has been my understanding that people get the experience they are looking for and it often has to do more with your ability to make friends rather than what the city/town is or isn't.
It is June and the sun sets at about 10pm, that means 17 hours of sunlight everyday, the festivals and events happening here are extraordinary for the population. Basically from mid June to the end of August there are huge festivals every week that most cities would love to have.
The river valley is absolutely stunning and filled with endless walking, running trails and connected parks by footbridges across the North Saskatchewan River.
The weather from May has been very comfortable, very low humidity, bright blue skies and variable. Have i mentioned sitting on the patio until 11pm with sunlight!
It is a winter city, i.e. this is Canada, it gets snow and cold temperatures. But there is a lot of variability in weather, i.e. it gets very cold and then warms up significantly all through the winter season. I recommend learning to skate or ski or find ways to enjoy the beauty and diversity that winter can bring.
The Rocky Mountains, Banff National park is 4 hours away, Jasper National Park is 4 hours away, with Jasper and west offering endless mountain experience with very few tourists to battle, Banff is also stunning but a little more busy with tour busses.
I could go on and on, but the people I have talked to here love it here, they like the easy going and friendly manners and the lack of feeling obnoxious about the city like you see in larger centers.
To the negative people, sorry you didn't enjoy the city, I hope you find a good place in your new home.
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#grewupedmonton on Mar 16, 2016 :
I grew up in edmonton and made the move to BC in my mid 20's and I have never looked back. All my family lives there (which is the ONLY part of edmonton I miss)so i go there at least once or twice a year to visit Everytime I do it reminds me of WHY I do not live there. Stumbled across this page today, my husband asked me "tell me I am making the right decision in not applying for the job in edmonton" (he is unemployed right now) and thank you to your posts as it really reminded me that I would rather be struggling financially in BC instead of working my life away in a depressing place (edmonton)where i would be saving up for that 1 or 2 week holiday which would probably be taken in BC. I go out everyday for a run and look where I live and just say i am living the dream...I don't make a ton of money, but who needs it when there are so many free things to do where I live and you appreciate and LOVE the place you live in. I may be poor...BUT i am living a much healthier lifestyle then Edmonton which really should be the most important factor in life.
#Wes on Mar 12, 2016 :
The rate for taxi/hr waiting has not changed in over 9 years. $30/hr. Maybe someone got confused and though it was the district of edmonton in London England
#true terror on Feb 10, 2016 :
People is very self fish and rude that no question
Money for my handy man is great however the cost of living is not cheap at all
I am only living another two years and I will sell my house and condo moving back to seattle....
I probably not coming back.. very boring place to stay.
#SAM on Jan 27, 2016 :
I have lived in Vancouver all my life and just moved here b/c i was offered a job where I would be entitled for a pension plan if I stay here for next 23 years. Few things I found about the city is, people are very selfish and arrogant and unhelpful and cost of living is 30% higher than Vancouver in terms of rent, food and otherwise. Although gas is cheaper but we spend more as we have to warm up our car in winters and our commute to work is longer. My view is that we try to complain and the way to enjoy is to say that this is the best I have and this is the best I can get either I enjoy it and make myself happy or make myself and other unhapy
#Sandy on Jan 10, 2016 :
I love Edmonton! Our winters have been much milder in the last few years. There is a lot to do both in winter and summer. We have many summer festivals. Our summers are warm and can go up to the low +30's with no humidity. We have a huge, beautiful park system through which you can walk or ride across much of our city. This is not a huge city compared to Toronto so you can get where you want to go rather quickly. I am a teacher and I make $94K a year, so not every good paying job is directly tied to the oil patch. I find people to be very friendly, helpful and caring. If you are stuck in some snow or have a flat tire wait about 30 seconds and someone will stop and help you. Anyone I know who has come from another country to visit or live are so happy to be here.
#Bob on Nov 23, 2015 :
I finally left Edmonton for good.
I left everything behind and couldn't be happier about it.

Don't even go to Edmonton for money.The most important thing in life is time.No matter how much money you make,you can't buy back the time you wasted in Edmonton.You live once.Live where you like to live.

Goodbye to snow,ice,mud,construction,dust,racists,depression,long winters,high rent,mortgage,student loan,car loan,line of credit,oilfields,oil sands,terrible economy,uncivilized drivers,rude people,expensive food,car insurance,criminals,fat women,feminist lesbians,and all the other things I will happily forget.

I won't even fly over Alberta.And for the people who said I'm always welcome to leave:Yes,I did and it was the best decision I ever made in my life.
#Al on Nov 08, 2015 :

THANK YOU for the refreshing read - it's nice to see someone give the cold, hard, honest facts about this shithole of a city. I laughed out loud several times reading your comment because you nailed it so perfectly.

While it used to be worth it (barely) to move to Edmonton for the low cost of living and higher wages, this is no longer the case. Wages are falling and cost of living is skyrocketing. If you're a renter, be prepared to shell out $1600+ per month for a basic apartment (slightly cheaper if you don't mind living in a dingy basement from the 70's with olive bathtubs and crusty appliances). Real estate prices are heavily over-inflated, and wages are comparable or even lower than you would earn in a far better city (unless you have some serious credentials, then you might be OK, but then only if you don't work in oil and gas). Also be prepared to deal with all the east indian immigrants who have invaded the entire south of the city, the hordes of natives who panhandle in city center, and the criminals who own the northeast.

Shitty city indeed. Can't wait to get the hell out of here.
#Eef on Nov 04, 2015 :
LOL @ comments comparing Edmonton to third-world nations. Please, shut the fuck up. I grew up and lived in the Philippines for 20 years before having the opportunity to move here in Edmonton, and although the weather here is shitty, comparing the livelihood and the government here to the Philippines, life is definitely better here. In the Philippines, human rights laws approved only apply to the rich people. They don't apply to the poor. Only criminal laws are applied to the poor while they don't apply to the rich. What a fucked-up place. Compare that to Edmonton, I couldn't have asked for a safer and therefore better place. Please, if you haven't lived in a third-world nation, don't even think about comparing them to Edmonton. Yeah, sure; go on vacations to third-world nations and stay at five-star hotels and eat and drink only the finest of that country... Try actually living there as a citizen and see that place for what it truly is. Well, you may still have it easy since you weren't raised in that place and you already have the resources before even coming there. Well, thank goodness you never actually grew up in there because please you're going to get eaten alive by almost everyone there. It's kill or be killed, and for the most part quite literally.
#Truth to be told on Oct 23, 2015 :
FACT 1: Edmoton is the coldest city over 500,000 population middle and upper size city class in the world. Surprised it is not Moscow or some other parts of world?

FACT 2: There is a reason why Edmonton's wage is higher than other cities in Canada but house price is much cheaper. Why the city with higher salary has one of the lowest house price? Because the city is shitty, they have to offer more money to attract people and house price is low because no one wants to buy house and settle down. However rent is still high because they need place to live - but only temporarily.

FACT 3: Alberta itself is shitty to live as employment is so unsecure due to oil price fluctuation. I have seen many Calgary oil companies layoff back in 2008 and it happened again this year. There is no secure employment in Alberta except gov't unions.

Everyone entitles to his opinion and I'll tell you mine about this wasteland so called Edmonton. I am gonna enjoy writing this. People need to know about the city before they move in. They don't need some stupid bitch saying if u don't like, don't come. What they need is FACTUAL info and objective truth not hindered by "blind locals".

Having lived in Edmonton for about 10 yrs and became Canadian citizen today I could not be happier that finally today will be my last day in this shitty wasteland called Edmonton. I am writing this in my hotel room downtown Edmonton right now and my flight leaves tomorrow. I will never ever come back to Edmonton again not even once in my life NEVER

I have B.Sc. from top university and worked for world class major IT corporation for about 10 yrs earning over $100,000 / yr and that was the only reason I sucked up living in this shit hole for such a long time. Unlike US, there are not many companies/cities offering $100K salary in Canada. So it is a big deal if your job pays over $100K. It is impossible to earn that much if I was in Vancouver. That is the ONLY reason why people come to Edmonton. That's it. People sacrifice everything for the money they make in Edmonton, nothing else.

So, if your salary is not 6 digits like me, don't even come to Edmonton - it is not worthy. Winter here is freaking 8 months!!!! it drops to - 40 celcius, that's - 104 degree fahrenheit and again it lasts for 8~9 months. You got only two to three months to live like normal human being and enjoy outdoor life. For another 8 to 9 months, you stuck at home being depressed. Best thing you could do is to visit West Edmonton Mall by driving your frozen car (gotta jump start your battery first because it is already dead) in muddy+snow covered shitty road that you cannot even see. That's why car insurance is so expensive and there are idiot truck drivers everywhere passing you scaring shit outta you. Yes, driving in Edmonton is another horror experience, I never felt so safer driving in LA or Seoul even though those are million times bigger cities, driving there feels a lot safer than Edmonton.

To sum up, if your salary is not over $100K, do not come. The sacrifices you make living out here is not even worthy. Even making 6 digits salary, try to exit when enough is enough. I have saved up quite a bit during those 10 yrs and finally I could not bear this shitty life anymore. Money is only one aspect of life so I made a decision to leave and never come back. And that's what most others do too because they have experienced FAR BETTER LIFE else where. No matter what other Edmontonian rednecks saying, living in Edmonton is like living in 3rd world. People call it Deadmonton for a reason. Only Deadmontonians never realize because they never experienced other better world.

And there are panhandlers and street beggars and aboriginal niggers everywhere in downtown. I never pass one block without being harrassed by these pests asking for pennies or cigarrettes. And when you ignore, these pests cuss at you. What the heck?? I have travelled all over the world - London, Tokyo, LA, Seoul and even Egypt but I have never seen such a city with so many fucking bums out in downtown core. Sure LA got bums but not in downtown core. This is what happens in so called advanced western country Canada? It's worse than some 3rd world African country.

If you think Edmonton got lots to offer (symphony, theatre, festival and whatnot), you have NOT seen real deal AT ALL. Because of your lack of experience in other parts of the world and Edmonton is the most shit you can have, of course you will say E-town is the best. The truth is You get only 2nd degree deadbeat artists coming to Edmonton. No highclass shit happens ever in Edmonton, they all goto Vancouver or Toronto or other FAR BETTER world class cities.

I was laughing so hard reading comments below someone said Edmonton has the "world class airport" LOL. Just how stupid and ignorant about what other cities have. I bet she never get out of Canada. That's the typical ignorant Edmontonian will say to you - trust me, if you ever visited any other well-known intl' airports, you will know Edmonton airpirt is just tiny little shit and it does not even have good duty free shops at all.

Conclusion: Do not come to Edmonton. If you have to come then make money save money as much as possible then leave quickly as you can. I am in my 40's now and I could not even marry in Edmonton because I never want to settle down in Edmonton permanently. I am flying to place tomorrow where I am willing to settle down and I feel sorry for those who got married in Edmonton and have to stuck in this shitty wasteland forever. My buddy got married with Russian girl and have kids and now they want to get out of Edmonton. Moving entire family and selling his home and with old mother-in-law plus 2 kids that is major disaster. Never marry and settle down in Edmonton that will be your worst nightmare. My former colleague worked in Hawaii and now wants to go back to Hawaii so badly but he couldn't as he got settled down with family in this shit hole. He regrets and said to me once, "If I was single like you, I'd have left already to somewhere warmer and much nicer" And that is exactly what I am doing right now and you will too if you got the half of the brain. No one wants to live in Edmonton except locals because they have no idea what's out there.

8 months of FREEZING winter will drive even the most calm person INSANE.

Good luck
#I Love Edmonton on Oct 20, 2015 :
For those people who hated Edmonton and can't say good things about our city, YOU ARE ALL WELCOME TO LEAVE and NEVER COME BACK!
#Barb on Oct 08, 2015 :
I am so surprised by the negativity and ridiculous overgeneralizations I have read (eg the doctors are useless, everyone is racist, Americans aren't welcome) I am Canadian, have travelled the world and live in Edmonton. I have a good job and so does my husband ( both white collar). Our kids go to a great school and we live in a good neighbor hood. Edmonton has a beautiful river valley, a wonderful symphony, many festivals, restaurants and sporting activities. We have a great university. I agree, the winters are cold but we enjoy our life here. There are many nice places to live and no city is perfect. I think anyone reading these posts should do their own research and not believe such blanket statements