Calgary vs Rotterdam - Cost of Living Comparison

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Calgary Rotterdam
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2111
$2029
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4842
$4405
🏠 One person rent
$1206
$1268
🏘️ Family rent
$1949
$1857
🍽️ Food expenses
$582
$483
🚐 Transport expenses
$188
$157
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3521
$3724
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
53
94
😀 Quality of life
91
92
🏙️ Population
1.31M
592K

The cost of living in Calgary is 4% more expensive than in Rotterdam. Cities ranked 1562nd and 1707th ($2111 vs $2029) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 33rd and 4th in Canada and the Netherlands, respectively. Check Canada vs the Netherlands comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Calgary compared to 1.8 months in Rotterdam. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Rotterdam ranked 3rd in the Netherlands, while ranked 64th and 55th among best cities to live in the world.

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Calgary Rotterdam
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.2
$14.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$63.7
$60.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.5
$10.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$5.39
 Cappuccino
$3.88
$3.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.09
$2.41
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1166
$1294
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$932
$1028
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1999
$1809
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1544
$1534
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$161
$147
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$248
$228
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66.2
$40.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.4%
3.66%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3924
$5036
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3245
$3455
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.71
$4.29
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.3
$73.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.4
$21.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05
$2.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.16
$1.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.46
$1.67
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.48
$2.77
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.8
$4.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$12.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
$14.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$15.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$1.89
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$2.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.01
$1.74
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4
$2.82
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
$1.83
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$1.63
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.43
$3.1
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15
$6.94
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.84
$1.39
🚬 Cigarette pack
$13.5
$9.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.56
$4.65
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$5.68
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.22
$2.29
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.5
$2.41
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$58.7
$33.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$13.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$65.1
$38.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$20
$20.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$63
$71.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$86.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$945
$1496
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22009
$12317

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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 Rotterdam

Distance City Cost of living
10 km or 6.4 mi Ridderkerk
$1893
13 km or 8 mi Delft
$1795
19 km or 12 mi Leidschendam
$1837
21 km or 13 mi The Hague
$1865
23 km or 14 mi Sliedrecht
$1862
25 km or 16 mi Scheveningen
$1801
26 km or 16 mi Leiden
$2177
27 km or 17 mi Oegstgeest
$1980
41 km or 25 mi Etten-Leur
$1732
43 km or 27 mi Breda
$1811
43 km or 27 mi Roosendaal
$1814
47 km or 29 mi Utrecht
$2028
49 km or 30 mi Bergen op Zoom
$1846
50 km or 31 mi Zandvoort
$2011
52 km or 32 mi Haarlem
$2241
54 km or 34 mi Zaltbommel
$1857
55 km or 34 mi Zeist
$1933
56 km or 35 mi Tilburg
$1839
59 km or 36 mi Amsterdam
$2457
59 km or 37 mi Hilversum
$1863
60 km or 38 mi IJmuiden
$1982
61 km or 38 mi Hoogstraten
$1486
62 km or 39 mi Goes
$1975
63 km or 39 mi 's-Hertogenbosch
$1842
66 km or 41 mi Tiel
$1879
67 km or 42 mi Huizen
$1854
72 km or 45 mi Almere
$1616
73 km or 45 mi Purmerend
$1995
74 km or 46 mi Veenendaal
$1811
74 km or 46 mi Turnhout
$1366
76 km or 47 mi Middelburg
$1937
79 km or 49 mi Antwerp
$1643
81 km or 51 mi Wageningen
$1742
82 km or 51 mi Beveren
$1625
82 km or 51 mi Ede
$1808
83 km or 52 mi Uden
$1867
84 km or 52 mi Mortsel
$1521
85 km or 53 mi Veldhoven
$1948
87 km or 54 mi Herentals
$1398
88 km or 54 mi Sint-Niklaas
$1406