Calgary vs Los Angeles - Cost of Living Comparison

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Calgary Los Angeles
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2111
$3252
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4842
$7804
🏠 One person rent
$1206
$2103
🏘️ Family rent
$1949
$3888
🍽️ Food expenses
$582
$715
🚐 Transport expenses
$188
$238
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3521
$6486
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
17 km
🎓 Higher education
53
99
😀 Quality of life
91
93
🏙️ Population
1.31M
3.9M

The cost of living in Calgary is 35% less expensive than in Los Angeles. Cities ranked 1562nd and 53rd ($2111 vs $3252) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 33rd and 41st 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 1.7 months in Calgary compared to 2 months in Los Angeles. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Los Angeles ranked 5th in the United States, while ranked 64th and 38th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Los Angeles

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Calgary Los Angeles
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.2
$22.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$63.7
$98.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.5
$12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$8.31
 Cappuccino
$3.88
$5.59
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.09
$2.77
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1166
$2287
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$932
$1806
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1999
$4364
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1544
$3439
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$161
$130
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$248
$192
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66.2
$71.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.4%
6.86%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3924
$10161
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3245
$9008
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.71
$1.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.3
$88.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.4
$16.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05
$1.4
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.16
$1.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.46
$4.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.48
$4.55
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.8
$5.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$12.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
$14
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$18.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$5.07
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$2.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.01
$3.56
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4
$4.69
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
$2.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$2.33
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$1.53
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.43
$3.72
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15
$15.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.84
$2.96
🚬 Cigarette pack
$13.5
$12
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.56
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$8.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.22
$4.93
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.5
$2.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$58.7
$66.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$16.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$65.1
$141
💇 Haircut, simple
$20
$28.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$63
$63.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$102
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$945
$2122
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22009
$26846

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Cities near Calgary

Distance City Cost of living
106 km or 66 mi Banff
$1872
137 km or 85 mi Red Deer
$1693
174 km or 108 mi Lethbridge
$1695
248 km or 154 mi Leduc
$1707
265 km or 165 mi Medicine Hat
$1520
278 km or 173 mi Spruce Grove
$1715
279 km or 173 mi Edmonton
$1741
357 km or 222 mi Sandpoint
$2808
402 km or 250 mi Kelowna
$1690
422 km or 262 mi Coeur d'Alene
$2320
426 km or 265 mi Post Falls
$2313
429 km or 266 mi Penticton
$1728
440 km or 273 mi Spokane Valley
$2060
442 km or 275 mi Kamloops
$1872
443 km or 275 mi Great Falls
$2493
452 km or 281 mi Spokane
$2028
466 km or 289 mi Missoula
$1793
517 km or 322 mi Helena
$2031
524 km or 325 mi Saskatoon
$1864
526 km or 327 mi Moscow
$1556
531 km or 330 mi Pullman
$1566
556 km or 345 mi Grande Prairie
$1868
560 km or 348 mi Lewiston
$1771
572 km or 355 mi Butte
$1585
579 km or 360 mi Moses Lake
$1908
600 km or 373 mi Chilliwack
$1795
603 km or 375 mi Moose Jaw
$1275
607 km or 377 mi Wenatchee
$2365
616 km or 382 mi Prince Albert
$1599
630 km or 391 mi Abbotsford
$1987
636 km or 395 mi Whistler
$2389
637 km or 396 mi Walla Walla
$2060
638 km or 396 mi Bozeman
$2278
641 km or 398 mi Maple Ridge
$2236
650 km or 404 mi Langley
$2063
650 km or 404 mi Pasco
$2114
651 km or 405 mi Coquitlam
$2584
654 km or 406 mi Bellingham
$2271
654 km or 406 mi Richland
$1891
655 km or 407 mi Fort McMurray
$1740

Cities near Los Angeles

Distance City Cost of living
8.1 km or 5 mi Huntington Park
$2831
8.9 km or 5.5 mi Maywood
$2765
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Florence-Graham
$2811
10 km or 6.2 mi Bell
$2747
10 km or 6.2 mi Monterey Park
$2859
11 km or 6.6 mi Alhambra
$2902
11 km or 6.6 mi South Pasadena
$2874
11 km or 7 mi Cudahy
$2708
12 km or 7.6 mi San Gabriel
$2983
12 km or 7.7 mi Bell Gardens
$2636
12 km or 7.8 mi West Hollywood
$2767
13 km or 7.8 mi Montebello
$2749
13 km or 8 mi South Gate
$2708
13 km or 8.2 mi Glendale
$3670
14 km or 8.8 mi Inglewood
$2911
15 km or 9 mi Beverly Hills
$2300
15 km or 9.1 mi Lynwood
$2740
15 km or 9.3 mi Rosemead
$2801
15 km or 9.5 mi Culver
$2843
15 km or 9.6 mi Pasadena
$3251
16 km or 9.9 mi Pico Rivera
$2719
16 km or 10 mi Burbank
$3238
16 km or 10 mi Downey
$2439
17 km or 11 mi Compton
$2799
18 km or 11 mi La Canada Flintridge
$3044
18 km or 11 mi Hawthorne
$3004
18 km or 11 mi Temple
$2822
18 km or 11 mi South El Monte
$2771
18 km or 11 mi West Whittier-Los Nietos
$2716
18 km or 11 mi Paramount
$2682
19 km or 12 mi Gardena
$2974
20 km or 12 mi El Monte
$2792
21 km or 13 mi Lawndale
$3149
21 km or 13 mi Arcadia
$2837
21 km or 13 mi Bellflower
$2688
22 km or 14 mi Norwalk
$3058
22 km or 14 mi Santa Monica
$3567
22 km or 14 mi Whittier
$2734
23 km or 15 mi Manhattan Beach
$3173
24 km or 15 mi Carson
$2910