Calgary vs San Diego - Cost of Living Comparison

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Calgary San Diego
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2111
$3469
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4842
$7834
🏠 One person rent
$1206
$2395
🏘️ Family rent
$1949
$4272
🍽️ Food expenses
$582
$697
🚐 Transport expenses
$188
$192
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3521
$5442
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
53
87
😀 Quality of life
91
90
🏙️ Population
1.31M
1.39M

The cost of living in Calgary is 39% less expensive than in San Diego. Cities ranked 1562nd and 26th ($2111 vs $3469) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 33rd and 23rd 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 1.6 months in San Diego. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs San Diego ranked 17th in the United States, while ranked 64th and 116th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs San Diego

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Calgary San Diego
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.2
$22.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$63.7
$84.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.5
$12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$8.72
 Cappuccino
$3.88
$5.55
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.09
$2.86
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1166
$2538
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$932
$2067
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1999
$4794
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1544
$3741
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$161
$157
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$248
$244
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66.2
$77.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.4%
6.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3924
$13207
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3245
$12395
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.71
$2.58
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.3
$71.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.4
$22.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05
$1.37
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.16
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.46
$3.67
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.48
$4.02
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.8
$4.05
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
$13.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$19.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$4.39
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.97
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.01
$3.19
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4
$4.62
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
$2.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$2.32
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$1.51
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.43
$2.66
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15
$14.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.84
$2.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$13.5
$10.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.56
$16.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$7.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.22
$4.87
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.5
$2.18
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$58.7
$87.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$16.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$65.1
$128
💇 Haircut, simple
$20
$22.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$63
$62.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$94.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$945
$1719
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22009
$18509

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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 San Diego

Distance City Cost of living
4.2 km or 2.6 mi Coronado
$3084
7.2 km or 4.5 mi National
$2955
13 km or 7.8 mi Lemon Grove
$2889
14 km or 9 mi Chula Vista
$3013
14 km or 9 mi La Mesa
$2901
16 km or 9.8 mi Imperial Beach
$2869
18 km or 11 mi La Jolla
$2897
21 km or 13 mi El Cajon
$2913
24 km or 15 mi Tijuana
$1178
25 km or 15 mi Santee
$2816
30 km or 19 mi Poway
$2794
38 km or 24 mi Encinitas
$2892
40 km or 25 mi Las Delicias
$1028
43 km or 26 mi Rosarito Beach
$1023
46 km or 29 mi Escondido
$2815
47 km or 30 mi San Marcos
$2714
52 km or 33 mi Carlsbad
$3033
54 km or 33 mi Vista
$2740
57 km or 36 mi Oceanside
$3095
73 km or 46 mi Fallbrook
$2711
88 km or 55 mi Temecula
$2591
91 km or 57 mi San Clemente
$3069
95 km or 59 mi Murrieta
$3134
97 km or 61 mi Dana Point
$2750
98 km or 61 mi French Valley
$2690
99 km or 61 mi San Juan Capistrano
$2690
99 km or 61 mi Wildomar
$2794
104 km or 65 mi Laguna Niguel
$2459
107 km or 66 mi Laguna Beach
$2751
107 km or 67 mi Menifee
$2633
109 km or 68 mi Ensenada
$1021
109 km or 68 mi Lake Elsinore
$2736
110 km or 68 mi Mission Viejo
$3525
110 km or 69 mi Laguna Hills
$2970
111 km or 69 mi Rancho Santa Margarita
$2979
114 km or 71 mi Aliso Viejo
$3168
114 km or 71 mi Lake Forest
$2978
115 km or 72 mi Hemet
$2867
119 km or 74 mi Perris
$2628
119 km or 74 mi Temescal Valley
$2614