Calgary vs Ulaanbaatar - Cost of Living Comparison

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Calgary Ulaanbaatar
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2111
$789
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4842
$2061
🏠 One person rent
$1206
$380
🏘️ Family rent
$1949
$821
🍽️ Food expenses
$582
$289
🚐 Transport expenses
$188
$43.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3521
$363
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
53
43
😀 Quality of life
91
55
🏙️ Population
1.31M
1.4M

The cost of living in Calgary is 167% more expensive than in Ulaanbaatar. Cities ranked 1562nd and 6417th ($2111 vs $789) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 33rd and 1st in Canada and Mongolia, respectively. Check Canada vs Mongolia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Calgary compared to 0.5 months in Ulaanbaatar. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Ulaanbaatar ranked 1st in Mongolia, while ranked 64th and 5920th among best cities to live in the world.

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Calgary Ulaanbaatar
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.2
$4.72
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$63.7
$29
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.5
$4.32
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$1.74
 Cappuccino
$3.88
$2.38
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.09
$0.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1166
$431
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$932
$291
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1999
$1039
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1544
$656
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$161
$49
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$248
$76.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66.2
$12.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.4%
6.61%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3924
$1396
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3245
$875
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.71
$0.14
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.3
$8.01
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.4
$5.27
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.16
$1.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.46
$0.75
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.48
$1.59
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.8
$1.94
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$13.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
$4.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$5.48
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$3.26
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$2.65
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.01
$3.55
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4
$3.38
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
$0.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$0.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.43
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15
$8.68
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.84
$1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$13.5
$1.75
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.56
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.84
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.22
$2.59
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.5
$1.89
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$58.7
$63.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$4.35
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$65.1
$20.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$20
$4.78
👖 Brand Jeans
$63
$54.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$81.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$945
$149
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22009
$5982

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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 Ulaanbaatar

Distance City Cost of living
268 km or 167 mi Bulgan
$755
437 km or 272 mi Ulan-Ude
$571
520 km or 323 mi Irkutsk
$622
559 km or 347 mi Angarsk
$595
656 km or 408 mi Chita
$571
794 km or 493 mi Manzhouli
$676
798 km or 496 mi Bayannur
$1011
835 km or 519 mi Xilinhot
$687
840 km or 522 mi Baotou
$683
875 km or 544 mi Hohhot
$570
914 km or 568 mi Ulanqab
$653
917 km or 570 mi Wuhai
$1365
934 km or 581 mi Ordos
$685
954 km or 593 mi Hulunbuir
$682
969 km or 602 mi Fengzhen
$650
985 km or 612 mi Bratsk
$468
992 km or 616 mi Shizuishan
$784
1008 km or 626 mi Datong
$717
1012 km or 629 mi Zhangjiakou
$665
1025 km or 637 mi Yakeshi
$650
1028 km or 639 mi Huairen
$657
1050 km or 652 mi Shenmu
$628
1051 km or 653 mi Yinchuan
$544
1051 km or 653 mi Shuozhou
$639
1094 km or 680 mi Lingwu
$577
1103 km or 685 mi Qingtongxia
$582
1106 km or 687 mi Wuzhong
$607
1113 km or 692 mi Jinchang
$599
1124 km or 698 mi Yuanping
$588
1126 km or 700 mi Zhangye
$508
1131 km or 703 mi Chifeng
$618
1131 km or 703 mi Jiuquan
$514
1156 km or 718 mi Xinzhou
$597
1164 km or 723 mi Wuwei
$588
1165 km or 724 mi Chengde
$717
1166 km or 724 mi Ulanhot
$572
1166 km or 724 mi Zhongwei
$631
1169 km or 726 mi Beijing
$1071
1169 km or 727 mi Yumen
$669
1176 km or 731 mi Zalantun
$633