Calgary vs Gold Coast - Cost of Living Comparison

Calgary Gold Coast
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1881
$1776
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4575
$4282
🏠 One person rent
$1024
$1000
🏘️ Family rent
$1899
$1679
🍽️ Food expenses
$554
$477
🚐 Transport expenses
$175
$165
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4161
$3864
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
54
48
😀 Quality of life
93
90
🏙️ Population
1.24M
638K

The cost of living in Calgary is 6% more expensive than in Gold Coast. Cities ranked 1847th and 2046th ($1881 vs $1776) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 28th and 14th in Canada and Australia, respectively. Check Canada vs Australia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Calgary compared to 2.2 months in Gold Coast. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Gold Coast ranked 6th in Australia, while ranked 48th and 104th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Gold Coast

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Calgary Gold Coast
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$13.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$66.2
$62.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.63
$8.81
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.47
$5.59
 Cappuccino
$3.75
$3.43
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.75
$2.49
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$958
$1207
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$813
$780
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2064
$2335
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1555
$1293
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
$82.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$174
$125
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.2
$52.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.32%
3.69%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3153
$9231
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2857
$6718
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.82
$3.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.7
$111
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.6
$17.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.39
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$2.26
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$1.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.96
$2.97
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$6.81
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$7.02
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.8
$11.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.04
$2.93
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$2.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$2.51
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.95
$3.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.04
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
$1.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
$1.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$4.55
$1.57
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.7
$11.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.86
$3.47
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.5
$23.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$5.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.08
$5.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.75
$2.53
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.05
$2.13
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.3
$49
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$12.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$60.8
$45.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.5
$23.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.9
$74.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82
$107
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$930
$1465
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12409
$18118

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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 Gold Coast

Distance City Cost of living
5.6 km or 3.5 mi Southport
$1627
71 km or 44 mi Brisbane
$2056
73 km or 45 mi Byron Bay
$2199
77 km or 48 mi Ipswich
$1612
114 km or 71 mi Caboolture
$1630
138 km or 86 mi Caloundra
$1630
152 km or 94 mi Toowoomba
$1462
155 km or 97 mi Sunshine Coast
$1808
256 km or 159 mi Coffs Harbour
$1359
308 km or 192 mi Hervey Bay
$1658
323 km or 201 mi Armidale
$1677
367 km or 228 mi Bundaberg
$1482
383 km or 238 mi Port Macquarie
$1640
511 km or 318 mi Gladstone
$1603
567 km or 353 mi Newcastle
$1798
591 km or 367 mi Rockhampton
$1390
660 km or 410 mi Dubbo
$1445
669 km or 416 mi Dee Why
$1970
675 km or 419 mi Kellyville
$1656
683 km or 424 mi Blacktown
$1581
683 km or 425 mi Sydney
$2294
684 km or 425 mi Parramatta
$1896
703 km or 437 mi Bathurst
$1558
715 km or 445 mi Orange
$1661
752 km or 468 mi Wollongong
$1554
827 km or 514 mi Goulburn
$1700
904 km or 562 mi Canberra
$1792
974 km or 605 mi Wagga Wagga
$1386
988 km or 614 mi Griffith
$1629
1182 km or 734 mi Townsville
$1224
1196 km or 743 mi Shepparton
$1442
1271 km or 789 mi Mildura
$1622
1294 km or 804 mi Bendigo
$1610
1299 km or 807 mi Traralgon
$1626
1337 km or 830 mi Sunbury
$1625
1338 km or 831 mi Pakenham
$1631
1342 km or 834 mi Berwick
$1562
1344 km or 835 mi Melbourne
$1968
1344 km or 835 mi South Yarra
$1589
1344 km or 835 mi Dandenong
$1498