Calgary vs Houston - Cost of Living Comparison

Calgary Houston
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1881
$1955
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4575
$4545
🏠 One person rent
$1024
$1159
🏘️ Family rent
$1899
$1850
🍽️ Food expenses
$554
$484
🚐 Transport expenses
$175
$169
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4161
$5581
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
54
100
😀 Quality of life
93
93
🏙️ Population
1.24M
2.2M

The cost of living in Calgary is 4% less expensive than in Houston. Cities ranked 1847th and 643rd ($1881 vs $1955) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 28th and 526th 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 2.9 months in Houston. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Houston ranked 4th in the United States, while ranked 48th and 33rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Houston

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Calgary Houston
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$13.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$66.2
$56.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.63
$9.19
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.47
$5.43
 Cappuccino
$3.75
$4.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.75
$2.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$958
$1309
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$813
$907
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2064
$2135
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1555
$1482
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$174
$185
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.2
$51.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.32%
4.71%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3153
$3283
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2857
$1697
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.82
$1.26
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.7
$42.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.6
$21
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.09
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$0.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$2.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$2.48
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.96
$3.28
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$12.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$7.75
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.8
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.04
$3.61
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$1.24
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$3.42
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.95
$3.38
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
$2.2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
$1.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$4.55
$2.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.7
$14.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.86
$2.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.5
$7.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$8.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.08
$4.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.75
$3.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.05
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.3
$46
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$60.8
$101
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.5
$16.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.9
$47
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82
$90.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$930
$1125
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12409
$21878

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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 Houston

Distance City Cost of living
22 km or 14 mi Pasadena
$1951
25 km or 15 mi Pearland
$1950
25 km or 16 mi Missouri
$1938
27 km or 17 mi Deer Park
$1947
29 km or 18 mi Sugar Land
$1853
32 km or 20 mi Spring
$1893
33 km or 21 mi Friendswood
$1944
35 km or 22 mi La Porte
$1950
40 km or 25 mi Baytown
$1816
41 km or 25 mi League
$1917
42 km or 26 mi Alvin
$1947
47 km or 29 mi Rosenberg
$1946
48 km or 30 mi The Woodlands
$1896
59 km or 37 mi Texas City
$1945
62 km or 38 mi Conroe
$1874
76 km or 47 mi Galveston
$1926
81 km or 50 mi Lake Jackson
$1949
108 km or 67 mi Huntsville
$1949
126 km or 78 mi Beaumont
$1878
129 km or 80 mi College Station
$1622
138 km or 86 mi Bryan
$1950
140 km or 87 mi Port Arthur
$1943
186 km or 115 mi Lufkin
$1946
188 km or 117 mi Victoria
$1626
203 km or 126 mi Sulphur
$1938
215 km or 134 mi Lake Charles
$1702
217 km or 135 mi Nacogdoches
$1838
229 km or 142 mi Pflugerville
$1954
234 km or 145 mi Austin
$2219
236 km or 146 mi Round Rock
$1912
239 km or 149 mi Temple
$1791
242 km or 150 mi Kyle
$1947
242 km or 150 mi Georgetown
$1953
247 km or 153 mi San Marcos
$1738
249 km or 155 mi Cedar Park
$1951
250 km or 156 mi Seguin
$1939
254 km or 158 mi Leander
$2230
261 km or 162 mi Waco
$1825
262 km or 163 mi Harker Heights
$1940
264 km or 164 mi New Braunfels
$1663