Calgary vs Indianapolis - Cost of Living Comparison

Calgary Indianapolis
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1881
$1868
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4575
$4189
🏠 One person rent
$1024
$1067
🏘️ Family rent
$1899
$1635
🍽️ Food expenses
$554
$546
🚐 Transport expenses
$175
$118
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4161
$4473
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
54
68
😀 Quality of life
93
89
🏙️ Population
1.24M
863K

The cost of living in Calgary is 0.7% more expensive than in Indianapolis. Cities ranked 1847th and 1882nd ($1881 vs $1868) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 28th and 1730th 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 2.4 months in Indianapolis. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Indianapolis ranked 26th in the United States, while ranked 48th and 123rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Indianapolis

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Calgary Indianapolis
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$12.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$66.2
$63.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.63
$7.94
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.47
$5.41
 Cappuccino
$3.75
$4.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.75
$1.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$958
$1157
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$813
$832
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2064
$2100
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1555
$1232
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
$115
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$174
$175
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.2
$54.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.32%
5.45%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3153
$2761
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2857
$937
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.82
$1.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.7
$49
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.6
$16.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.16
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$0.81
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$2.41
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$2.62
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.96
$3.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$17.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$12.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.8
$14.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.04
$4.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$1.81
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$4.55
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.95
$4.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.67
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
$2.58
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
$1.08
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$4.55
$2.4
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.7
$13.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.86
$4.72
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.5
$7.93
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$9.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.08
$5.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.75
$4.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.05
$1.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.3
$37.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$12.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$60.8
$104
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.5
$16
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.9
$45.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82
$73.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$930
$924
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12409
$12969

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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 Indianapolis

Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 11 mi Lawrence
$1939
18 km or 11 mi Greenwood
$1910
22 km or 14 mi Plainfield
$1937
22 km or 14 mi Brownsburg
$1949
23 km or 14 mi Carmel
$1936
24 km or 15 mi Fishers
$1949
29 km or 18 mi Westfield
$1940
32 km or 20 mi Franklin
$1951
33 km or 21 mi Greenfield
$1521
33 km or 21 mi Noblesville
$1940
55 km or 34 mi Anderson
$1671
65 km or 41 mi Columbus
$1575
75 km or 46 mi Bloomington
$1578
79 km or 49 mi Kokomo
$1527
81 km or 50 mi Muncie
$1440
95 km or 59 mi Lafayette
$1609
96 km or 60 mi Marion
$1940
99 km or 61 mi West Lafayette
$1492
108 km or 67 mi Richmond
$1942
111 km or 69 mi Terre Haute
$1532
124 km or 77 mi Oxford
$1948
132 km or 82 mi Danville
$1947
143 km or 89 mi Hamilton
$1957
147 km or 91 mi Fairfield
$1942
155 km or 97 mi Middletown
$1633
156 km or 97 mi Florence
$1627
159 km or 99 mi Cincinnati
$1673
160 km or 99 mi Trotwood
$1943
162 km or 101 mi Covington
$1820
165 km or 102 mi Mason
$1941
165 km or 103 mi Clarksville
$1952
166 km or 103 mi Independence
$1940
166 km or 103 mi New Albany
$1907
167 km or 104 mi Dayton
$1593
168 km or 104 mi Jeffersonville
$1571
168 km or 104 mi Piqua
$1936
169 km or 105 mi Troy
$1950
169 km or 105 mi Fort Wayne
$1382
171 km or 106 mi Lebanon
$1919
172 km or 107 mi Kettering
$1951