Calgary vs Sharjah - Cost of Living Comparison

Calgary Sharjah
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1881
$1360
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4575
$2700
🏠 One person rent
$1024
$854
🏘️ Family rent
$1899
$1205
🍽️ Food expenses
$554
$284
🚐 Transport expenses
$175
$123
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4161
$1553
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
54
61
😀 Quality of life
93
82
🏙️ Population
1.24M
1.25M

The cost of living in Calgary is 38% more expensive than in Sharjah. Cities ranked 1847th and 3028th ($1881 vs $1360) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 28th and 5th in Canada and the United Arab Emirates, respectively. Check Canada vs the United Arab Emirates comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Calgary compared to 1.1 months in Sharjah. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Sharjah ranked 3rd in the United Arab Emirates, while ranked 48th and 282nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Sharjah

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Calgary Sharjah
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$5.43
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$66.2
$19.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.63
$6.77
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.47
$6.85
 Cappuccino
$3.75
$4.57
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.75
$0.71
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$958
$612
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$813
$675
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2064
$1159
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1555
$910
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
$99
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$174
$153
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.2
$92.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.32%
4.78%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3153
$1609
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2857
$1770
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.82
$2.19
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.7
$68.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.6
$9.56
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$0.83
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$1.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$1.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$1.65
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.96
$2.29
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$10.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$5.52
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.8
$9.48
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.04
$2.02
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$1.51
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$1.52
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.95
$1.15
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$0.87
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
$0.77
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
$0.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$4.55
$2.52
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.7
$5.39
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.86
$1.68
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.5
$6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$6.69
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.08
$3.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.75
$2.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.05
$2.36
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.3
$53.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$12.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$60.8
$46.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.5
$5.61
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.9
$47.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82
$69.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$930
$272
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12409
$5655

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$1868
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$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 Sharjah

Distance City Cost of living
10 km or 6.2 mi Ajman
$871
13 km or 8 mi Dubai
$1899
28 km or 17 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1053
95 km or 59 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1376
98 km or 61 mi Fujairah
$1095
133 km or 82 mi Al Ain
$1448
142 km or 88 mi Abu Dhabi
$1963
222 km or 138 mi Bandar Abbas
$675
259 km or 161 mi Madinat Zayed
$1297
337 km or 210 mi Seeb
$1236
346 km or 215 mi Nizwa
$824
377 km or 235 mi Muscat
$1145
388 km or 241 mi Doha
$1894
392 km or 243 mi Al Khor
$1755
394 km or 245 mi Jahrom
$660
434 km or 270 mi Fasa
$939
436 km or 271 mi Jiroft
$659
456 km or 283 mi Sirjan
$663
491 km or 305 mi Manama
$1307
492 km or 306 mi Riffa
$1002
493 km or 307 mi Isa Town
$1152
510 km or 317 mi Bam
$659
526 km or 327 mi Chabahar
$659
534 km or 332 mi Dhahran
$969
543 km or 337 mi Dammam
$1004
550 km or 342 mi Shiraz
$724
563 km or 350 mi Marvdasht
$659
564 km or 350 mi Rafsanjan
$663
564 km or 351 mi Qatif
$889
566 km or 352 mi Iranshahr
$657
572 km or 355 mi Kerman
$680
575 km or 358 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
599 km or 372 mi Borazjan
$657
600 km or 373 mi Jubail
$861
600 km or 373 mi Kazerun
$656
604 km or 375 mi Bushehr
$694
699 km or 434 mi Yasuj
$611
709 km or 440 mi Zahedan
$828
734 km or 456 mi Yazd
$809
771 km or 479 mi Behbahan
$660