Calgary vs Surrey - Cost of Living Comparison

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Calgary Surrey
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2111
$2556
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4842
$5254
🏠 One person rent
$1206
$1708
🏘️ Family rent
$1949
$2710
🍽️ Food expenses
$582
$559
🚐 Transport expenses
$188
$154
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3521
$3111
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
17 km
🎓 Higher education
53
80
😀 Quality of life
91
79
🏙️ Population
1.31M
518K

The cost of living in Calgary is 17% less expensive than in Surrey. Cities ranked 1562nd and 611th ($2111 vs $2556) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 33rd and 8th in Canada.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Calgary compared to 1.2 months in Surrey. Ranked 5th vs 22nd best cities to live in Canada, and 64th vs 461st among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Surrey

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Calgary Surrey
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.2
$14.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$63.7
$68.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.5
$10.8
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$4.83
 Cappuccino
$3.88
$4.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.09
$2.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1166
$1487
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$932
$1530
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1999
$3214
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1544
$2275
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$161
$113
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$248
$173
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66.2
$73.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.4%
7.03%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3924
$11563
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3245
$10098
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.71
$2.61
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.3
$133
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.4
$14
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05
$1.38
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.16
$1.68
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.46
$2.39
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.48
$3.98
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.8
$3.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$9.97
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
$14.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$12.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$4.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.01
$2.88
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4
$3.46
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
$1.78
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$2.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$1.08
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.43
$2.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15
$12.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.84
$2.58
🚬 Cigarette pack
$13.5
$14.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.56
$8.94
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$4.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.22
$2.85
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.5
$2.73
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$58.7
$22.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$13.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$65.1
$91.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$20
$13.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$63
$53.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$91.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$945
$905
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22009
$2962

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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 Surrey

Distance City Cost of living
10 km or 6.4 mi Burnaby
$2602
12 km or 7.4 mi Coquitlam
$2584
12 km or 7.7 mi Delta
$2151
17 km or 10 mi Langley
$2063
19 km or 12 mi Maple Ridge
$2236
20 km or 12 mi Vancouver
$2573
21 km or 13 mi Richmond
$2248
22 km or 13 mi North Vancouver
$2535
41 km or 25 mi Abbotsford
$1987
55 km or 34 mi Bellingham
$2271
65 km or 41 mi Chilliwack
$1795
79 km or 49 mi Nanaimo
$1457
87 km or 54 mi Saanich
$2157
93 km or 58 mi Victoria
$2238
93 km or 58 mi Mount Vernon
$2292
95 km or 59 mi Langford
$2146
100 km or 62 mi Oak Harbor
$2596
105 km or 65 mi Whistler
$2389
124 km or 77 mi Sequim
$2581
127 km or 79 mi Port Angeles
$2464
134 km or 84 mi Marysville
$2584
142 km or 88 mi Lake Stevens
$2611
144 km or 89 mi Everett
$2609
147 km or 91 mi Mukilteo
$2638
154 km or 96 mi Mill Creek
$2685
157 km or 98 mi Lynnwood
$2787
157 km or 98 mi Edmonds
$2840
163 km or 101 mi Shoreline
$3132
164 km or 102 mi Bothell
$2709
165 km or 102 mi Courtenay
$1894
165 km or 103 mi Kenmore
$2738
171 km or 107 mi Bainbridge Island
$2816
173 km or 108 mi Kirkland
$2974
177 km or 110 mi Redmond
$3341
179 km or 112 mi Seattle
$3008
180 km or 112 mi Bremerton
$2316
181 km or 113 mi Bellevue
$3477
185 km or 115 mi Sammamish
$2826
185 km or 115 mi Mercer Island
$2889
193 km or 120 mi Issaquah
$2716