Cost of living in Calgary, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Calgary

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$6,041
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$3,039
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Calgary
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$23
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$10
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.20
12 eggs, large C$4.76
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$5.74
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$13
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$5.21
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.78
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$4.21
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$21
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.33
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$3.21
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$2,100
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,924
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$318
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,645
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$1,369
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$171
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$60
40” flat screen tv C$391
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$412
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$10
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$34
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$71
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$46
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$109
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$186
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$30,157
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.64
Monthly ticket public transport C$110
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$26
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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$79
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$12
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$9
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$10
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.52
Tube of toothpaste C$3.90
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$33
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$60
2 tickets to the movies C$31
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$116
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$5.70
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$591
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.45
1 month of gym membership in business district C$77
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$16
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 302 prices entered by 60 different people.
Latest price update: November 26, 2022

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