Cost of Living in Lethbridge

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 74.48
Rent Index: 23.53
Groceries Index: 72.21
Restaurants Index: 61.25
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 50.04
Local Purchasing Power: 120.35
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$ 12.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 C$ 45.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 C$ 7.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 C$ 4.00-5.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.00 C$ 5.00-6.50
Cappuccino (regular) 3.50 C$ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.02 C$ 1.50-2.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.93 C$ 1.50-2.50
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.91 C$ 4.69-7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.76 C$ 0.90-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.21 C$ 0.45-2.27
Eggs (12) 3.16 C$ 2.50-4.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.94 C$ 7.94-10.89
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.14 C$ 1.81-8.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.49 C$ 1.59-3.18
Apples (1 lb) 1.91 C$ 1.10-2.72
Banana (1 lb) 0.69 C$ 0.49-0.88
Oranges (1 lb) 3.63 C$ 2.72-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 3.40 C$ 2.27-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 0.93 C$ 0.50-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 2.72 C$
Lettuce (1 head) 1.88 C$ 1.75-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 C$ 2.00-3.25
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 15.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.75 C$ 2.50-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.00 C$ 4.00-4.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.00 C$ 10.00-12.99
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$ 3.00-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 77.00 C$ 77.00-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.57 C$ 3.44-3.70
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.69 C$ 3.35-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.20 C$ 20.00-37.20
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.82 C$ 3.35-4.32
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 C$ 15,000.00-27,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) ?
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 259.17 C$ 150.00-300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.33 C$ 0.15-0.50
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 53.38 C$ 45.00-75.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.33 C$ 35.00-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.50 C$ 20.00-45.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 C$ 10.00-12.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child ?
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,000.00 C$ 16,000.00-16,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.50 C$ 40.00-60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 72.50 C$ 25.00-100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 94.00 C$ 80.00-110.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.00 C$ 120.00-120.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 878.00 C$ 800.00-1,100.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 840.56 C$ 700.00-950.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,380.00 C$ 1,200.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,215.00 C$ 1,095.00-1,400.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 200.00 C$
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 169.92 C$ 154.78-185.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 3,179.50 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.95 2.50-3.50

Prices in Lethbridge, AB, Canada

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Last update: February, 2017
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Cost of living in Lethbridge is 25.52% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 832.11$ (1,089.54C$) and for four person family at 2,919.64$ (3,822.90C$) (without rent).
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5 Comments so far

#Kayley on May 28, 2016 :
Lethbridge is a great city that is growing with affordable housing and a much better standard of living than Calgary/Edmonton. It is a medium sized city, 3rd largest in Alberta, about 100,000 in the city and 300,000 including surrounding areas. It's very windy at times, but the wind brings the nice weather with it, even in the middle of winter. Overall it's a well planned out city and very easy to get around, with no crazy traffic like the bigger cities. You can get to and from work within 20 minutes. It's very scenic with the bridge and lots of hiking/bike paths through the coulees. The city has a large retirement community and also students from the local University and College, but it also great for families. New amenities are being added all the time, such as the new skate park, large outdoor water park, rec centres etc. For housing, I recommend the west side of Lethbridge. It's the newer side of the city with a lot of new development going on - new homes, schools, shopping plazas etc. The wages are obviously lower than the bigger cities, but it is also more affordable living here and the minimum wage will be increasing. The location is only an hour to the U.S for shopping, cheaper flights within U.S. It's a couple of hours to Calgary if you are looking for bigger city amenities. Some nearby places to see/hike/ski: Waterton, Fernie, Castle Mountain, Banff, Lake Louise, Whitefish Montana, Glacier Park. In the summertime, there is a large farmers market at exhibition park for local foods. The recently expanded Enmax centre is great for hockey and entertainment with many popular bands/musicians playing there. For medical care, Lethbridge hospital has recently been expanded and renovated with reasonable Emergency waiting times - usually 15 - 20 minutes. In my opinion, it's a hidden gem of a city!
#Gord on Feb 01, 2016 :
Lethbridge... What a polluted dive. Just smell the air or look at any of the lakes in the area.
Nice place for shut-ins. Not inexpensive by any means.
#$$$ on Jul 13, 2015 :
July 2015

It costs a lot more than 740 a month for a single apartment unless you want to live in a bed bug emporium or higher crime neighborhood.(See for yourself on Kijiji)The bread I buy was $2.50 a month ago and was $ 4.07 today, July 13, 2015 All food prices are rapidly increasing. I have been tracking receipts for six years and constantly shop sales. I can't afford to eat at restaurants so I don't.
#Brett on Jan 09, 2015 :
It cost a lot more than that to live in Lethbridge. I wouldn't recommend moving her at all. The weather has been shit, and the wages are garbage. People come here to die.
#Kassandra on Mar 25, 2013 :
I was wondering what the fixed expenses/month for housing, car payments, other loan payments, car insurance, home insurance, other insurances, utilities, and telecomunications are. can you help me with this? Iam in grade 12 and I am doing a project on what the average monthly expenses are.