Calgary vs Sao Paulo - Cost of Living Comparison

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Calgary Sao Paulo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2111
$1033
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4842
$2651
🏠 One person rent
$1206
$475
🏘️ Family rent
$1949
$878
🍽️ Food expenses
$582
$300
🚐 Transport expenses
$188
$153
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3521
$472
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
53
95
😀 Quality of life
91
63
🏙️ Population
1.31M
12.4M

The cost of living in Calgary is 104% more expensive than in Sao Paulo. Cities ranked 1562nd and 5134th ($2111 vs $1033) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 33rd and 1st in Canada and Brazil, respectively. Check Canada vs Brazil comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Calgary compared to 0.5 months in Sao Paulo. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Sao Paulo ranked 2nd in Brazil, while ranked 64th and 4769th among best cities to live in the world.

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Calgary Sao Paulo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.2
$7.43
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$63.7
$41.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.5
$7.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$2.23
 Cappuccino
$3.88
$2.25
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.09
$1.3
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1166
$564
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$932
$343
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1999
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1544
$689
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$161
$66.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$248
$101
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66.2
$21.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.4%
10.81%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3924
$2692
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3245
$1873
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.71
$0.91
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.3
$50.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.4
$8.81
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05
$1.09
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.16
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.46
$1.62
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.48
$1.21
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.8
$2.78
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$10.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
$4.26
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$8.79
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.69
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.01
$1.2
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4
$1.78
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
$1.26
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$1.13
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.43
$1.98
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15
$9.77
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.84
$1.46
🚬 Cigarette pack
$13.5
$2.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.56
$5.16
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.87
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.22
$1.75
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.5
$1.07
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$58.7
$27.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$7.79
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$65.1
$58.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$20
$11.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$63
$56.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$89.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$945
$453
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22009
$12279

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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 Sao Paulo

Distance City Cost of living
12 km or 7.3 mi Sao Caetano do Sul
$767
13 km or 8.3 mi Taboao da Serra
$691
14 km or 8.6 mi Guarulhos
$736
15 km or 9.4 mi Diadema
$738
16 km or 9.7 mi Santo Andre
$678
16 km or 10 mi Osasco
$693
17 km or 11 mi Sao Bernardo do Campo
$765
21 km or 13 mi Carapicuiba
$605
22 km or 14 mi Maua
$711
23 km or 15 mi Caieiras
$665
25 km or 15 mi Embu das Artes
$662
25 km or 16 mi Barueri
$669
26 km or 16 mi Mairipora
$670
26 km or 16 mi Franco da Rocha
$668
27 km or 17 mi Ferraz de Vasconcelos
$695
28 km or 17 mi Jandira
$644
29 km or 18 mi Ribeirao Pires
$681
29 km or 18 mi Itapecerica da Serra
$662
30 km or 18 mi Poa
$677
30 km or 18 mi Cotia
$649
30 km or 19 mi Itaquaquecetuba
$697
31 km or 19 mi Itapevi
$656
31 km or 19 mi Santana de Parnaiba
$651
32 km or 20 mi Francisco Morato
$676
33 km or 20 mi Itanhaem
$680
33 km or 20 mi Cajamar
$660
36 km or 22 mi Embu-Guacu
$668
36 km or 22 mi Aruja
$676
41 km or 26 mi Campo Limpo Paulista
$688
43 km or 26 mi Varzea Paulista
$700
44 km or 27 mi Cubatao
$676
45 km or 28 mi Mogi das Cruzes
$761
48 km or 30 mi Jundiai
$763
49 km or 30 mi Atibaia
$660
51 km or 32 mi Sao Roque
$654
52 km or 32 mi Sao Vicente
$558
55 km or 34 mi Santos
$800
56 km or 35 mi Praia Grande
$652
61 km or 38 mi Bertioga
$674
61 km or 38 mi Ibiuna
$656