Cost of living in Calgary, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Calgary

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$6,553
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$3,517
  • Cost of living in Calgary is cheaper than in 43% of cities in Canada (3 out of 7)
  • Cost of living in Calgary is cheaper than in 70% of cities in N. America (30 out of 43)
  • Cost of living in Calgary is more expensive than in 72% of cities in the World (55 out of 195)
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List of prices in Calgary
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$22
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.52
12 eggs, large C$5.40
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$5.36
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$5.60
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.94
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.93
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$18
2 liters of coca-cola C$3.30
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$3.11
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$2,908
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$2,089
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$357
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,567
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$1,300
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$167
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$80
40” flat screen tv C$453
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$293
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$36
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$75
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$67
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$113
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$144
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$31,462
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.37
Monthly ticket public transport C$106
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$23
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$20
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) C$87
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$11
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$5.70
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$8
4 rolls of toilet paper C$4.21
Tube of toothpaste C$3.37
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$33
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$61
2 tickets to the movies C$32
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$182
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$102
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$5.23
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$591
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.46
1 month of gym membership in business district C$81
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$17
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 310 prices entered by 43 different people.
Latest price update: February 20, 2024

Calgary position in our World Ranking

the world
55th
out of 195
n. america
30th
out of 43
canada
3rd
out of 7

Cheapest and most expensive products in Calgary compared to other cities:

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