Calgary vs Hamilton - Cost of Living Comparison

Calgary Hamilton
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1881
$1926
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4575
$4430
🏠 One person rent
$1024
$1159
🏘️ Family rent
$1899
$2043
🍽️ Food expenses
$554
$529
🚐 Transport expenses
$175
$127
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4161
$2978
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
54
73
😀 Quality of life
93
88
🏙️ Population
1.24M
537K

The cost of living in Calgary is 2% less expensive than in Hamilton. Cities ranked 1847th and 1731st ($1881 vs $1926) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 28th and 23rd in Canada.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Calgary compared to 1.5 months in Hamilton. Ranked 5th vs 15th best cities to live in Canada, and 48th vs 155th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Hamilton

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Calgary Hamilton
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$14.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$66.2
$62.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.63
$9.37
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.47
$4.93
 Cappuccino
$3.75
$3.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.75
$1.89
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$958
$1125
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$813
$988
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2064
$1854
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1555
$1855
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
$80.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$174
$125
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.2
$63.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.32%
4.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3153
$4710
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2857
$4616
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.82
$2.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.7
$86.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.6
$14.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.54
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$1.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$2.58
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$3.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.96
$3.13
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$14.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$12.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.8
$14.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.04
$4.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$1.54
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$3.41
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.95
$3.61
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.96
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
$2.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
$1.15
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$4.55
$1.74
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.7
$11.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.86
$2.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.5
$11.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$6.89
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.08
$4.68
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.75
$2.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.05
$1.75
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.3
$37.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$60.8
$50.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.5
$14.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.9
$50
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82
$78.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$930
$879
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12409
$11824

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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 Hamilton

Distance City Cost of living
9.4 km or 5.9 mi Burlington
$2146
26 km or 16 mi Oakville
$2191
32 km or 20 mi Brantford
$1816
38 km or 23 mi Cambridge
$1699
42 km or 26 mi Mississauga
$2225
42 km or 26 mi Halton Hills
$1700
45 km or 28 mi Guelph
$1800
48 km or 30 mi Brampton
$1957
52 km or 32 mi St. Catharines
$1822
54 km or 34 mi Kitchener
$1693
57 km or 36 mi Waterloo
$1907
60 km or 37 mi Welland
$1715
60 km or 37 mi Toronto
$2286
67 km or 42 mi Niagara Falls
$1756
71 km or 44 mi Vaughan
$2378
71 km or 44 mi Niagara Falls
$1398
76 km or 47 mi Orangeville
$1894
78 km or 49 mi Richmond Hill
$2166
79 km or 49 mi Grand Island
$1940
85 km or 53 mi North Tonawanda
$1948
86 km or 53 mi Markham
$2466
90 km or 56 mi Stratford
$1754
92 km or 57 mi Buffalo
$1690
92 km or 57 mi Amherst
$1942
92 km or 57 mi New Tecumseth
$1701
95 km or 59 mi Ajax
$2264
97 km or 60 mi Lockport
$1940
98 km or 61 mi West Seneca
$1945
99 km or 62 mi Cheektowaga
$1942
100 km or 62 mi Hamburg
$1904
107 km or 67 mi Orchard Park
$1941
108 km or 67 mi Lancaster
$1934
108 km or 67 mi Clarence
$1938
109 km or 68 mi Oshawa
$1649
116 km or 72 mi London
$1712
127 km or 79 mi Erie
$1580
127 km or 79 mi Barrie
$1447
139 km or 86 mi Jamestown
$1948
154 km or 96 mi Orillia
$1869
169 km or 105 mi Owen Sound
$1832