Calgary vs Phoenix - Cost of Living Comparison

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Calgary Phoenix
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2111
$2388
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4842
$5279
🏠 One person rent
$1206
$1517
🏘️ Family rent
$1949
$2556
🍽️ Food expenses
$582
$570
🚐 Transport expenses
$188
$154
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3521
$4720
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
53
69
😀 Quality of life
91
89
🏙️ Population
1.31M
1.61M

The cost of living in Calgary is 12% less expensive than in Phoenix. Cities ranked 1562nd and 861st ($2111 vs $2388) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 33rd and 776th 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 Phoenix. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Phoenix ranked 20th in the United States, while ranked 64th and 120th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Phoenix

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Calgary Phoenix
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.2
$18.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$63.7
$69.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.5
$10.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$5.58
 Cappuccino
$3.88
$5.29
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.09
$2.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1166
$1479
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$932
$1246
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1999
$2532
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1544
$2177
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$161
$147
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$248
$231
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66.2
$77.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.4%
6.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3924
$10003
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3245
$5423
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.71
$1.98
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.3
$64.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.4
$14.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.16
$0.88
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.46
$3.45
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.48
$3.65
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.8
$4.48
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$10.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
$9.65
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$12.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$4.54
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.01
$4.01
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4
$3.92
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
$2.75
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$2.63
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$1.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.43
$2.86
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15
$13.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.84
$2.26
🚬 Cigarette pack
$13.5
$9.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.56
$5.56
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$4.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.22
$4.35
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.5
$2.29
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$58.7
$24.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$12.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$65.1
$105
💇 Haircut, simple
$20
$22.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$63
$49.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$92.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$945
$984
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22009
$10398

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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 Phoenix

Distance City Cost of living
13 km or 8.1 mi Glendale
$2373
14 km or 9 mi Scottsdale
$2458
16 km or 10 mi Peoria
$2409
17 km or 10 mi Tempe
$2383
25 km or 15 mi El Mirage
$2329
26 km or 16 mi Mesa
$2424
27 km or 17 mi Avondale
$2504
28 km or 17 mi Goodyear
$2462
29 km or 18 mi Surprise
$2345
33 km or 21 mi Chandler
$2432
33 km or 21 mi Gilbert
$2379
33 km or 21 mi Fountain Hills
$2353
51 km or 31 mi Queen Creek
$2382
51 km or 32 mi Apache Junction
$2345
51 km or 32 mi Buckeye
$2375
53 km or 33 mi Maricopa
$2412
78 km or 48 mi Casa Grande
$2354
84 km or 52 mi Florence
$2331
118 km or 73 mi Prescott
$2271
122 km or 76 mi Prescott Valley
$2245
155 km or 96 mi Marana
$2115
160 km or 99 mi Oro Valley
$2100
165 km or 102 mi Casas Adobes
$2079
181 km or 112 mi Tucson
$2065
190 km or 118 mi Flagstaff
$2043
205 km or 128 mi Sahuarita
$2086
232 km or 144 mi Lake Havasu
$2135
234 km or 145 mi Blythe
$2703
254 km or 158 mi Yuma
$1823
259 km or 161 mi Kingman
$2010
264 km or 164 mi Nogales
$2043
268 km or 166 mi Nogales
$871
276 km or 171 mi San Luis
$1931
276 km or 172 mi San Luis Rio Colorado
$937
278 km or 173 mi Sierra Vista
$1769
290 km or 180 mi Bullhead
$1891
313 km or 194 mi Caborca
$858
327 km or 203 mi Brawley
$2697
330 km or 205 mi Mexicali
$1040
332 km or 207 mi Calexico
$2700