Calgary vs Sendai - Cost of Living Comparison

Calgary Sendai
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1881
$1128
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4575
$2850
🏠 One person rent
$1024
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$1899
$810
🍽️ Food expenses
$554
$407
🚐 Transport expenses
$175
$169
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4161
$2611
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
54
74
😀 Quality of life
93
79
🏙️ Population
1.24M
1.06M

The cost of living in Calgary is 67% more expensive than in Sendai. Cities ranked 1847th and 4228th ($1881 vs $1128) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 28th and 40th in Canada and Japan, respectively. Check Canada vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Calgary compared to 2.3 months in Sendai. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Sendai ranked 62nd in Japan, while ranked 48th and 408th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Sendai

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Calgary Sendai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$66.2
$31.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.63
$4.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.47
$3.71
 Cappuccino
$3.75
$3.23
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.75
$0.93
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$958
$473
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$813
$291
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2064
$875
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1555
$613
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
$73.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$174
$112
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.2
$33
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.32%
1.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3153
$1207
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2857
$978
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.82
$2.08
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.7
$97.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.6
$15.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$1.5
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$1.9
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.96
$1.92
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$18.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$8.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.8
$23.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.04
$3.44
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$2.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$5.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.95
$4.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
$2.26
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$4.55
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.7
$9.53
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.86
$2.44
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.5
$4.05
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$12.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.08
$5.23
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.75
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.05
$1.5
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.3
$59.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$13.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$60.8
$75.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.5
$15.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.9
$29.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82
$58.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$930
$207
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12409
$9064

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106 km or 66 mi Banff
$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 Sendai

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.8 mi Natori
$1020
12 km or 7.2 mi Rifu
$1021
12 km or 7.5 mi Tagajo
$1023
14 km or 8.7 mi Tomiya
$1022
14 km or 8.9 mi Shiogama
$1021
18 km or 11 mi Iwanuma
$1023
20 km or 12 mi Taiwa
$1021
25 km or 16 mi Shibata
$1020
26 km or 16 mi Watari
$1022
27 km or 17 mi Ogawara
$1020
33 km or 21 mi Kakuda
$1022
34 km or 21 mi Kami
$1023
35 km or 21 mi Higashimatsushima
$1020
35 km or 22 mi Misato
$1017
35 km or 22 mi Osaki
$1026
37 km or 23 mi Shiroishi
$1022
42 km or 26 mi Ishinomaki
$1026
44 km or 27 mi Tendo
$1022
45 km or 28 mi Higashine
$1022
47 km or 29 mi Yamagata
$1056
49 km or 30 mi Murayama
$1021
53 km or 33 mi Soma
$1023
53 km or 33 mi Kurihara
$1024
53 km or 33 mi Sagae
$1023
54 km or 34 mi Kaminoyama
$1020
55 km or 34 mi Tome
$1024
57 km or 35 mi Date
$1024
66 km or 41 mi Fukushima
$1156
66 km or 41 mi Takahata
$1019
67 km or 42 mi Nan'yo
$1021
70 km or 44 mi Minamisoma
$1024
74 km or 46 mi Shinjo
$1019
75 km or 46 mi Nagai
$1024
77 km or 48 mi Yonezawa
$1024
77 km or 48 mi Ichinoseki
$1023
85 km or 53 mi Nihonmatsu
$1023
94 km or 58 mi Kesennuma
$1024
94 km or 58 mi Motomiya
$1023
96 km or 59 mi Tamura
$1020
100 km or 62 mi Oshu
$1023