Cost of Living in Edmonton

Summary about cost of living in Edmonton, Canada:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.50 C$ 15.00-40.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 C$ 60.00-175.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 11.00-13.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 5.00-9.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 6.00-11.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.10 C$ 3.00-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.57 C$ 2.00-3.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.36 C$ 2.00-3.69
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.95 C$ 4.99-18.93
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.64 C$ 1.53-5.15
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.91 C$ 0.91-2.72
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.63 C$ 2.50-4.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.58 C$ 3.17-13.15
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.59 C$ 3.00-10.43
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.22 C$ 3.97-12.70
Apples (1 lb) 2.22 C$ 0.99-3.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.83 C$ 0.68-1.50
Oranges (1 lb) 2.03 C$ 0.91-3.50
Tomato (1 lb) 2.03 C$ 0.91-3.17
Potato (1 lb) 1.27 C$ 0.60-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.08 C$ 0.45-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 2.87 C$ 1.50-4.27
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.31 C$ 1.00-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 12.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.84 C$ 1.50-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.62 C$ 2.00-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 C$ 14.40-22.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$ 3.00-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 C$ 82.00-120.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.70 C$ 3.50-5.95
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.66 C$ 1.85-5.79
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 C$ 30.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.64 C$ 5.75-7.19
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 C$ 28,755.00-32,895.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,245.80 C$ 22,000.00-26,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 254.85 C$ 153.00-400.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 C$ 0.10-0.60
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 79.36 C$ 50.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 60.07 C$ 35.00-111.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.50 C$ 0.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.25 C$ 14.00-20.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,021.11 C$ 700.00-1,400.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,350.00 C$
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.37 C$ 40.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.75 C$ 25.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 109.58 C$ 75.00-150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 140.77 C$ 75.00-300.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,204.23 C$ 1,100.00-1,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 981.46 C$ 875.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,068.20 C$ 1,689.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,591.62 C$ 1,399.00-1,900.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 275.81 C$ 241.00-400.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 230.83 C$ 180.00-241.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,673.69 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.34 2.00-8.75

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Last update: August 2022
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18 Comments so far
Anonymous on Apr 28, 2022:
Born and raised 30+ years, Edmonton quality of life is high, the tradeoff is a longer winter season. In the summer downtown core is lively as are secondary hotspots around the city. Farmer markets and riverside parks are quite the attractions. Nightlife is also lively. Cost of living is high for many, recent frustration over public health mandates and public figures is also high but abating. For living I can recommend, but for travel we are not as well situated as Calgary for quick escapades to the Rockies. Canadian society in general is insular, which is to say that friendliness and belonging are separate in the public space, therefore cultural differences arise where the newly welcomed are accustomed to a more socially close culture. Handshakes are more prevalent than huggers, if one can say it this way.
Anonymous on Apr 28, 2022:
As of 28.04.2022

MARKETS
Milk (regular, 1L) C$1.35
Bread (white, 500g) C$1.65
Rice(white, 1kg) C$2.20 (Long grain)
Eggs (regular, 12) C$3.49
Cheese (1kg) C$13.80
Chicken (Fillet, 1kg) C$12.99 (C$5.99 whole, leg)
Beef (Round, 1kg) C$17.99 (C$12.99 ground)
Apples (1kg) C$3.50 (McIntosh)
Banana (1kg) C$1.74
Oranges (1kg) C$3.50 (Navel)
Tomato (1kg) C$6.49 (Roma)
Potato (1kg) C$1.54 (russet, red)
Onion (1kg) (C$2.20 yellow) (C$5.05 red)
Lettuce (1kg) C$3.49 (Iceberg,per head; C$2.00 Romaine, per head)
Water (1.5L bottle) C$1.09

TRANSPORTATION
One-way Ticket C$3.50
Monthly Pass C$73.00
Gasoline, 1L C$1.439

SPORTS AND LEISURE
Cinema, 1-seat, general C$14.50
Anonymous on Mar 07, 2022:
Moved from Ontario in 2021. Higher wages and low living. I live in a beautiful apartment downtown with big balcony for $775 including heat & water and parking spot.
Amos on Feb 10, 2022:
Being a injured worker I receive appox. $1000.00/MTH. I can not work in the field that I want do re: Phyical restrictions. So I am forced to live rough. Can't afford to rent and feed myself on my income.rent runs around$1000.00/mth.not including utilities.have lost thousands of dollars due to COVID-19. And the governments don't care,they have put me in life threatening positions numerous times.they kick you out of your camps in the coldest time of the year.
Andrey on Jan 20, 2022:
Really nice city! Climate very similar to Ukraine / Belarus.

One of the highest salaries in the country while the cost of living is one of the lowest. Housing is very cheap compared to other Canadian cities.
Red on Jul 17, 2021:
Edmonton is amateur hour 24/7
Poor management.
Terrible roadways.
Road construction everywhere in every part of the city 365 days a year.
Needless barricades blocking important arteries in traffic kill private production, curb efficency and is otherwise wastefulness for tax payers.
City poorly managed. Very sloppy city coordination where many road construction projects last for months and months, sometimes years where many days no workers or work being done.
Many road profects are continuously in the same spots where the road get dug up with a year many times.
Sloppy wasteful city managment!
Zach on Mar 12, 2021:
With our without Covid-19, Edmonton very VERY boring. There's really not a whole lot to do here. I've been here for almost 20 years, and the biggest problems that make this city boring are:

#1 - Weather.

Weather conditions lock you in your home for LITERALLY half the year (unless you don't mind skiing, running, or doing anything else outside in very cold weather). The most simple thing you can do almost anywhere, is to go outside for a walk, and it's not really appealing to most when it's in cold weather; The cold weather that lasts for over 5½-6 months of the year.

#2 - It's NOT cheap here.

Yes, we don't have provincial (Harmonized) sales tax, but the crappiest apartment in the city cost around $1000(Canadian)/month.

When the oil industry is moving, almost anyone can make money here. Either with real estate, or working directly or indirectly in the oil industry.

People come here for work (when it's available), make their money, and then leave when the well runs dry. What wrecked Edmonton, as well as many other places in the world, was the oil boom of 2005. Housing prices went up by 275%, while wages only moved up 10%-20%. Prices haven't really come down since, and the well has indeed run dry. Without oil and what it does for our economy, it's basically unlivable. Before the oil boom, this place was livable, but now it's just not.

Don't get me wrong, it's not the WORST place in Canada. It has a lot to offer, but maybe, just for a visit. If you're thinking about moving here, you can do better.
Tom on Jan 21, 2021:
The mental cost of living in Edmonton is way to high. Trust me. Do not even consider it. Dull, grey and angry. Anger and billegerance everywhere. Isolated, cold and unskilled.
Simon on Sep 29, 2020:
I would be planning for my first visit to Canada but I have no idea where to land. What is the social life ? Currently most of the country have social limit due to outbreak. Is this same as Canada?
Frank Rizza on Aug 11, 2020:
I love Edmonton! I think it’s the most underrated city in North America. It’s made massive strides in the last 10 years or so. I was born and raised here and I’ve had many chances to leave but I can’t seem to do it. It’s really not that much colder here than Toronto or Montreal but “winter” can last longer. It’s not really a flashy city. It’s one of those places that you have to explore to really get the feel for. It’s a great sports town and a great event town. There’s a surprisingly large and extensive arts scene and the festivals are fantastic. It’s a great food town and its extremely diverse. And yes you can have a nice middle class life with $120k/year. One of the reasons is the lowest overall tax rates in the country real estate prices that have been coming down a bit in the last few years and are very reasonable now.
Sam on Aug 10, 2020:
I have lived in Edmonton for almost 20 years. It really is a great place to live. It’s cold for sure and winter probably lasts a little longer than in most winter cities. I find the people are cool and Edmontonians have a real laid back way about them. It’s way more chill than the other bigger Canadian cities. My biggest issue with the city I love is that it’s pretty ugly outside of the central, close to river parts of the city. It is really a city that you have to spend some time in to really appreciate. It’s subtle and awesome!
SmarterThanYou on Jun 18, 2020:
@Real Fact NYC has had lower homicide rates than Toronto in recent years and is safer as a result. It is also more interesting and educated than Toronto as well. Also, many white canadians in Toronto hate Asians due to rich Chinese driving up the cost of real estate, which is not an issue in US counterparts. Also, cities like Irvine CA are better for Asians than all cities in canada.
Edmontonian on Feb 11, 2020:
As a person born and raised in Edmonton, I love this city more and more every year. I have traveled extensively and of course I wouldn't choose Edmonton as a travel destination, but it has a lot to offer for a foundation to a fulfilled and vibrant life.
someone online on Jan 26, 2020:
there seem to be mix feelings about Edmonton. it seems the main negative thing is the cold.

say, if a person was earning around $120k annually before tax, would that enough to live an above average kinda of a life style?
or a "happier" life?
Edmontonian on Jan 08, 2020:
Local Cheese (1kg) 10 C$ - WHAT???
You will not buy a cheese below 40 C$.
Mary Ham on Nov 17, 2019:
How in God's name is a person on social assistance supposed to live ANYWHERE in Canada??? This data seems pretty accurate, and we wonder why homelessness is becoming a much larger issue. I feel sick to my stomach, with very little "pride" in calling myself Canadian.
JAY on Nov 09, 2019:
It's not too bad in the summer and you can make decent money if you are smart. I own a business in AB but spend 3/4 of a year in Southern California. What actually sucks about Edmonton and Alberta in general, that there's no hot girls or even classy girls around. Typical AB girl is overweight, SJW, with a dumb green or pink hair holding a fckng tim hortons diluted diarrhea wearing walmart clothes. In SoCal the girls are amazing: beach body, nice booty, flirty, easy going. Believe or not but 100% of girls I have dated so far in AB turned out to be either latino, europan or black, never locals.
Amaka on Jan 18, 2019:
Please can someone tell me more about New Brunswick,cost of living,job opportuinity.