Calgary vs Edinburgh - Cost of Living Comparison

Calgary Edinburgh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1881
$1695
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4575
$3835
🏠 One person rent
$1024
$1001
🏘️ Family rent
$1899
$1521
🍽️ Food expenses
$554
$413
🚐 Transport expenses
$175
$126
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4161
$2793
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
54
89
😀 Quality of life
93
93
🏙️ Population
1.24M
488K

The cost of living in Calgary is 11% more expensive than in Edinburgh. Cities ranked 1847th and 2213th ($1881 vs $1695) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 28th and 37th in Canada and the United Kingdom, respectively. Check Canada vs the United Kingdom comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Calgary compared to 1.6 months in Edinburgh. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Edinburgh ranked 5th in the United Kingdom, while ranked 48th and 37th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Edinburgh

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Calgary Edinburgh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$14.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$66.2
$58.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.63
$7.22
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.47
$5.74
 Cappuccino
$3.75
$3.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.75
$2.02
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$958
$1080
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$813
$797
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2064
$2059
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1555
$1120
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$174
$184
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.2
$28.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.32%
2.36%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3153
$4964
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2857
$3800
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.82
$2.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.7
$72.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.6
$18.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$1.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$1.38
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.96
$2.87
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$9.27
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$6.89
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.8
$9.47
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.04
$2.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$2.47
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.95
$2.39
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
$0.82
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$4.55
$2.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.7
$9.26
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.86
$2.04
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.5
$13.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$6.93
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.08
$5.25
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.75
$2.4
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.05
$1.59
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.3
$38
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$12.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$60.8
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.5
$20.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.9
$78.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82
$78.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$930
$961
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12409
$14721

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Cities near Calgary

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 Edinburgh

Distance City Cost of living
18 km or 11 mi Kirkcaldy
$1285
21 km or 13 mi Livingston
$1378
21 km or 13 mi Dunfermline
$1384
42 km or 26 mi Alloa
$1497
49 km or 30 mi Cumbernauld
$1505
49 km or 31 mi Stirling
$1282
52 km or 32 mi Perth
$1553
56 km or 35 mi Hamilton
$1497
59 km or 37 mi Dundee
$1157
65 km or 40 mi East Kilbride
$1500
66 km or 41 mi Glasgow
$1533
78 km or 48 mi Paisley
$1498
89 km or 56 mi Kilmarnock
$1148
98 km or 61 mi Greenock
$1198
99 km or 61 mi Irvine
$1496
102 km or 63 mi Dumfries
$1200
105 km or 65 mi Ayr
$955
120 km or 74 mi Carlisle
$1273
147 km or 91 mi Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
149 km or 93 mi Aberdeen
$1302
150 km or 93 mi Gateshead
$1498
153 km or 95 mi Tynemouth
$1496
153 km or 95 mi Jarrow
$1496
154 km or 96 mi South Shields
$1502
158 km or 98 mi Washington
$1495
158 km or 98 mi Whitehaven
$1461
164 km or 102 mi Sunderland
$1321
166 km or 103 mi Durham
$1372
173 km or 107 mi Bishop Auckland
$1492
182 km or 113 mi Inverness
$1406
189 km or 117 mi Hartlepool
$1402
189 km or 117 mi Elgin
$1409
190 km or 118 mi Darlington
$1211
194 km or 121 mi Stockton-on-Tees
$1300
197 km or 123 mi Middlesbrough
$1281
211 km or 131 mi Morecambe
$1408
212 km or 132 mi Bangor
$1128
213 km or 132 mi Lancaster
$1424
216 km or 134 mi Douglas
$1482
224 km or 139 mi Newtownabbey
$1498