Calgary vs Cologne - Cost of Living Comparison

Calgary Cologne
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1881
$1502
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4575
$3553
🏠 One person rent
$1024
$800
🏘️ Family rent
$1899
$1406
🍽️ Food expenses
$554
$375
🚐 Transport expenses
$175
$205
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4161
$2485
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
54
91
😀 Quality of life
93
95
🏙️ Population
1.24M
1.08M

The cost of living in Calgary is 25% more expensive than in Cologne. Cities ranked 1847th and 2657th ($1881 vs $1502) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 28th and 13th in Canada and Germany, respectively. Check Canada vs Germany comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Calgary compared to 1.7 months in Cologne. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Cologne ranked 3rd in Germany, while ranked 48th and 15th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Cologne

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Calgary Cologne
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$12
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$66.2
$43.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.63
$8.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.47
$3.95
 Cappuccino
$3.75
$2.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.75
$2.32
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$958
$746
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$813
$597
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2064
$1462
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1555
$1077
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
$143
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$174
$221
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.2
$30.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.32%
2.4%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3153
$6543
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2857
$4352
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.82
$3.1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.7
$97.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.6
$20.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.94
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$1.02
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$1.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$1.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.96
$2.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$10.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$8.02
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.8
$16.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.04
$2.68
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$1.61
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$1.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.95
$1.97
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.68
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
$0.91
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
$0.25
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$4.55
$1.68
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.7
$7.08
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.86
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.5
$7.34
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$7.01
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.08
$2.02
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.75
$1.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.05
$1.64
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.3
$30
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$11.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$60.8
$47.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.5
$16.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.9
$87.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82
$89.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$930
$512
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12409
$10097

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Distance City Cost of living
106 km or 66 mi Banff
$1868
137 km or 85 mi Red Deer
$1553
174 km or 108 mi Lethbridge
$1669
248 km or 154 mi Leduc
$1699
265 km or 165 mi Medicine Hat
$1439
278 km or 173 mi Spruce Grove
$1741
279 km or 173 mi Edmonton
$1692
357 km or 222 mi Sandpoint
$1556
402 km or 250 mi Kelowna
$1774
422 km or 262 mi Coeur d'Alene
$1994
426 km or 265 mi Post Falls
$1941
429 km or 266 mi Penticton
$1801
440 km or 273 mi Spokane Valley
$1943
442 km or 275 mi Kamloops
$1529
443 km or 275 mi Great Falls
$1902
452 km or 281 mi Spokane
$1886
466 km or 289 mi Missoula
$1766
517 km or 322 mi Helena
$1813
524 km or 325 mi Saskatoon
$1513
526 km or 327 mi Moscow
$1344
531 km or 330 mi Pullman
$1402
556 km or 345 mi Grande Prairie
$1734
560 km or 348 mi Lewiston
$1610
572 km or 355 mi Butte
$1341
579 km or 360 mi Moses Lake
$1911
600 km or 373 mi Chilliwack
$1872
603 km or 375 mi Moose Jaw
$1638
607 km or 377 mi Wenatchee
$1877
616 km or 382 mi Prince Albert
$1530
630 km or 391 mi Abbotsford
$1579
636 km or 395 mi Whistler
$2493
637 km or 396 mi Walla Walla
$1681
638 km or 396 mi Bozeman
$1971
641 km or 398 mi Maple Ridge
$1914
650 km or 404 mi Langley
$1837
650 km or 404 mi Pasco
$1628
651 km or 405 mi Coquitlam
$2071
654 km or 406 mi Bellingham
$2177
654 km or 406 mi Richland
$1880
655 km or 407 mi Fort McMurray
$1758

Cities near Cologne

Distance City Cost of living
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Hurth
$1222
10 km or 6.4 mi Leverkusen
$1474
10 km or 6.4 mi Frechen
$1221
13 km or 7.9 mi Bruhl
$1161
13 km or 7.9 mi Pulheim
$1219
14 km or 8.4 mi Wesseling
$1214
14 km or 8.5 mi Bergisch Gladbach
$1186
15 km or 9.3 mi Niederkassel
$1217
16 km or 10 mi Rosrath
$1219
18 km or 11 mi Monheim am Rhein
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Dormagen
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Erftstadt
$1218
19 km or 12 mi Langenfeld
$1217
20 km or 12 mi Troisdorf
$1221
20 km or 12 mi Leichlingen
$1219
20 km or 12 mi Kerpen
$1218
21 km or 13 mi Bornheim
$1213
21 km or 13 mi Lohmar
$1215
22 km or 14 mi Bergheim
$1138
23 km or 15 mi Siegburg
$1212
24 km or 15 mi Overath
$1217
25 km or 16 mi Sankt Augustin
$1219
25 km or 16 mi Bonn
$1440
26 km or 16 mi Hilden
$1218
26 km or 16 mi Solingen
$969
27 km or 17 mi Elsdorf
$1214
28 km or 17 mi Wermelskirchen
$1221
28 km or 17 mi Haan
$1215
28 km or 18 mi Bedburg
$1214
29 km or 18 mi Hennef
$1216
31 km or 19 mi Grevenbroich
$1218
31 km or 19 mi Remscheid
$1209
31 km or 20 mi Erkrath
$1221
33 km or 20 mi Konigswinter
$1215
34 km or 21 mi Euskirchen
$1211
34 km or 21 mi Neuss
$1281
34 km or 21 mi Mettmann
$1218
35 km or 21 mi Zulpich
$1221
35 km or 21 mi Meckenheim
$1218
35 km or 22 mi Dusseldorf
$1470