Calgary vs Tulsa - Cost of Living Comparison

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Calgary Tulsa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2111
$1689
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4842
$4289
🏠 One person rent
$1206
$992
🏘️ Family rent
$1949
$1881
🍽️ Food expenses
$582
$497
🚐 Transport expenses
$188
$72.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3521
$4182
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
53
53
😀 Quality of life
91
86
🏙️ Population
1.31M
413K

The cost of living in Calgary is 25% more expensive than in Tulsa. Cities ranked 1562nd and 2699th ($2111 vs $1689) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 33rd and 2023rd 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 2.5 months in Tulsa. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Tulsa ranked 51st in the United States, while ranked 64th and 218th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Tulsa

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Calgary Tulsa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.2
$17.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$63.7
$55.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.5
$9.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$3.97
 Cappuccino
$3.88
$4.85
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.09
$2.18
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1166
$889
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$932
$766
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1999
$1993
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1544
$1513
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$161
$133
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$248
$204
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66.2
$67.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.4%
6.53%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3924
$1846
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3245
$1611
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.71
$1.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.3
$45.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.4
$11.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05
$0.76
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.16
$1.16
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.46
$3.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.48
$2.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.8
$3.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$9.11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
$9.28
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$13.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$3.66
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.91
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.01
$3.17
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4
$4.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
$1.74
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$2.32
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$1.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.43
$1.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.84
$1.72
🚬 Cigarette pack
$13.5
$9.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.56
$5.47
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.66
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.22
$1.95
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.5
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$58.7
$35
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$65.1
$90.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$20
$14.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$63
$39.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$83.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$945
$1037
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22009
$25354

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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 Tulsa

Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 11 mi Broken Arrow
$1759
20 km or 12 mi Bixby
$1768
20 km or 13 mi Owasso
$1764
21 km or 13 mi Sapulpa
$1776
36 km or 22 mi Claremore
$1764
67 km or 41 mi Muskogee
$1648
69 km or 43 mi Bartlesville
$1757
102 km or 63 mi Stillwater
$1744
120 km or 75 mi Ponca
$1726
126 km or 78 mi Siloam Springs
$1963
126 km or 78 mi Shawnee
$1879
146 km or 91 mi Edmond
$1608
150 km or 93 mi Midwest
$1922
154 km or 96 mi Bella Vista
$2128
156 km or 97 mi Del
$1950
157 km or 97 mi Bentonville
$2182
160 km or 99 mi Fayetteville
$1713
161 km or 100 mi Springdale
$1884
161 km or 100 mi Oklahoma City
$1963
163 km or 101 mi Van Buren
$1539
163 km or 101 mi Rogers
$2099
165 km or 103 mi Joplin
$1818
166 km or 103 mi Fort Smith
$1478
167 km or 104 mi Moore
$1999
168 km or 104 mi Norman
$2039
177 km or 110 mi Enid
$1828
178 km or 110 mi Yukon
$1880
180 km or 112 mi Pittsburg
$1888
181 km or 112 mi Mustang
$1919
197 km or 122 mi Derby
$1949
213 km or 132 mi Wichita
$1956
242 km or 151 mi Ardmore
$1885
247 km or 153 mi Branson
$1624
247 km or 153 mi Newton
$1766
254 km or 158 mi Emporia
$1764
256 km or 159 mi Duncan
$1864
257 km or 159 mi Nixa
$1637
264 km or 164 mi Springfield
$1464
270 km or 168 mi Russellville
$1556
271 km or 168 mi Denison
$2204