Calgary vs Mesa - Cost of Living Comparison

Calgary Mesa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1881
$2114
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4575
$4905
🏠 One person rent
$1024
$1346
🏘️ Family rent
$1899
$2565
🍽️ Food expenses
$554
$540
🚐 Transport expenses
$175
$97.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4161
$3279
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
54
66
😀 Quality of life
93
86
🏙️ Population
1.24M
504K

The cost of living in Calgary is 11% less expensive than in Mesa. Cities ranked 1847th and 389th ($1881 vs $2114) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 28th and 303rd 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 1.6 months in Mesa. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Mesa ranked 55th in the United States, while ranked 48th and 199th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Mesa

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Calgary Mesa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$66.2
$70.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.63
$6.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.47
$5.05
 Cappuccino
$3.75
$5.1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.75
$2.68
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$958
$1333
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$813
$1128
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2064
$2315
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1555
$2335
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
$108
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$174
$164
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.2
$69.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.32%
5.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3153
$13585
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2857
$1661
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.82
$2.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.7
$54.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.6
$13.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.38
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$0.72
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$2.5
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$4.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.96
$3.53
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$9.37
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$12.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.8
$11.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.04
$3.7
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$1.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$3.49
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.95
$3.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.64
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
$2.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
$1.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$4.55
$2.05
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.7
$10
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.86
$3.32
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.5
$8.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$8.38
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.08
$5.09
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.75
$3.69
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.05
$1.92
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.3
$18.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$10.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$60.8
$108
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.5
$16.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.9
$46.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82
$65.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$930
$617
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12409
$7222

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$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 Mesa

Distance City Cost of living
8.2 km or 5.1 mi Gilbert
$1929
10 km or 6.5 mi Tempe
$1892
12 km or 7.7 mi Scottsdale
$2050
12 km or 7.7 mi Chandler
$2602
23 km or 14 mi Fountain Hills
$1944
25 km or 15 mi Queen Creek
$2174
26 km or 16 mi Phoenix
$2374
26 km or 16 mi Apache Junction
$1943
39 km or 24 mi Glendale
$1980
42 km or 26 mi Peoria
$2375
45 km or 28 mi Maricopa
$1985
48 km or 30 mi Avondale
$2170
49 km or 30 mi Goodyear
$1950
51 km or 31 mi El Mirage
$1951
55 km or 34 mi Surprise
$2017
59 km or 37 mi Florence
$1946
59 km or 37 mi Casa Grande
$1954
71 km or 44 mi Buckeye
$1994
132 km or 82 mi Marana
$1941
136 km or 85 mi Oro Valley
$1944
138 km or 86 mi Prescott
$1977
140 km or 87 mi Prescott Valley
$1940
141 km or 88 mi Casas Adobes
$1938
157 km or 98 mi Tucson
$1689
183 km or 114 mi Sahuarita
$1935
199 km or 124 mi Flagstaff
$2255
244 km or 152 mi Nogales
$1809
247 km or 154 mi Nogales
$531
254 km or 158 mi Sierra Vista
$1929
257 km or 160 mi Blythe
$1942
258 km or 160 mi Lake Havasu
$1914
272 km or 169 mi Yuma
$1566
283 km or 176 mi Kingman
$1705
292 km or 182 mi San Luis
$1947
293 km or 182 mi San Luis Rio Colorado
$572
301 km or 187 mi Caborca
$629
316 km or 196 mi Agua Prieta
$630
316 km or 196 mi Bullhead
$1769
348 km or 216 mi Brawley
$1947
349 km or 217 mi Mexicali
$659