Calgary vs Colorado Springs - Cost of Living Comparison

Calgary Colorado Springs
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1881
$2033
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4575
$4380
🏠 One person rent
$1024
$1261
🏘️ Family rent
$1899
$1863
🍽️ Food expenses
$554
$527
🚐 Transport expenses
$175
$110
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4161
$5245
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
10 km
🎓 Higher education
54
64
😀 Quality of life
93
85
🏙️ Population
1.24M
479K

The cost of living in Calgary is 7% less expensive than in Colorado Springs. Cities ranked 1847th and 472nd ($1881 vs $2033) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 28th and 372nd in Canada and the United States, respectively. Check Canada vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Calgary compared to 2.6 months in Colorado Springs. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Colorado Springs ranked 57th in the United States, while ranked 48th and 207th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Colorado Springs

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Calgary Colorado Springs
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$17.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$66.2
$53.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.63
$9.29
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.47
$5.48
 Cappuccino
$3.75
$5.02
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.75
$2.38
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$958
$1262
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$813
$1057
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2064
$1960
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1555
$1567
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
$100
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$174
$155
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.2
$62.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.32%
5.29%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3153
$3550
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2857
$2260
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.82
$1.62
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.7
$53.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.6
$20.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$0.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$2.17
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$2.5
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.96
$3.36
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$8.54
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.8
$12.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.04
$4.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$1.84
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$4.54
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.95
$4.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
$2.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
$1.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$4.55
$1.96
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.7
$14.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.86
$3.43
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.5
$7.98
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$6.85
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.08
$3.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.75
$2.78
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.05
$1.37
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.3
$44.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$60.8
$101
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.5
$12.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.9
$43.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82
$86.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$930
$1248
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12409
$10576

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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 Colorado Springs

Distance City Cost of living
14 km or 9 mi Security-Widefield
$1947
21 km or 13 mi Fountain
$1939
57 km or 35 mi Castle Rock
$1941
68 km or 42 mi Pueblo
$1802
73 km or 45 mi Parker
$1947
77 km or 48 mi Highlands Ranch
$2455
82 km or 51 mi Centennial
$1941
86 km or 53 mi Littleton
$1551
89 km or 55 mi Englewood
$1940
94 km or 59 mi Aurora
$1986
97 km or 61 mi Lakewood
$1965
99 km or 61 mi Denver
$2384
104 km or 65 mi Wheat Ridge
$1946
108 km or 67 mi Arvada
$1951
109 km or 68 mi Commerce
$1686
110 km or 68 mi Westminster
$1953
116 km or 72 mi Northglenn
$1937
116 km or 72 mi Thornton
$2299
121 km or 75 mi Broomfield
$2219
124 km or 77 mi Brighton
$1949
129 km or 80 mi Lafayette
$2361
136 km or 84 mi Boulder
$2346
148 km or 92 mi Longmont
$2608
173 km or 107 mi Greeley
$1652
173 km or 108 mi Loveland
$2090
191 km or 119 mi Fort Collins
$2027
254 km or 158 mi Cheyenne
$1582
281 km or 174 mi Laramie
$1354
283 km or 176 mi Taos
$2124
327 km or 203 mi Grand Junction
$1690
337 km or 210 mi Espanola
$1933
347 km or 216 mi Scottsbluff
$1946
356 km or 221 mi Garden
$1945
370 km or 230 mi Santa Fe
$1968
380 km or 236 mi Farmington
$1803
395 km or 245 mi Liberal
$1935
426 km or 264 mi North Platte
$1941
434 km or 270 mi Dodge
$1401
436 km or 271 mi Rio Rancho
$1765
447 km or 278 mi Albuquerque
$1617