Calgary vs Wichita - Cost of Living Comparison

Calgary Wichita
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1881
$1559
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4575
$3791
🏠 One person rent
$1024
$887
🏘️ Family rent
$1899
$1581
🍽️ Food expenses
$554
$484
🚐 Transport expenses
$175
$65.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4161
$2928
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
10 km
🎓 Higher education
54
50
😀 Quality of life
93
80
🏙️ Population
1.24M
398K

The cost of living in Calgary is 21% more expensive than in Wichita. Cities ranked 1847th and 2538th ($1881 vs $1559) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 28th and 2034th 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 2.2 months in Calgary compared to 1.9 months in Wichita. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Wichita ranked 84th in the United States, while ranked 48th and 350th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Wichita

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Calgary Wichita
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$11.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$66.2
$44.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.63
$7.49
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.47
$3.23
 Cappuccino
$3.75
$4.05
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.75
$1.91
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$958
$1048
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$813
$628
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2064
$1700
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1555
$1254
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
$113
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$174
$176
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.2
$62.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.32%
5.41%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3153
$2852
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2857
$1035
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.82
$2.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.7
$24.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.6
$12
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.16
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$0.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$2.03
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$3.32
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.96
$2.05
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$8.43
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$15.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.8
$10.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.04
$4.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$1.37
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$3.23
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.95
$4.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
$2.24
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
$0.73
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$4.55
$1.75
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.7
$15
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.86
$3.18
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.5
$7.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$9.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.08
$3.18
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.75
$3.43
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.05
$1.55
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.3
$39.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$11.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$60.8
$87.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.5
$13.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.9
$40.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82
$72.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$930
$1200
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12409
$6699

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Distance City Cost of living
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 Wichita

Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 10 mi Derby
$1943
40 km or 25 mi Newton
$1938
66 km or 41 mi Hutchinson
$1396
111 km or 69 mi Ponca
$1834
128 km or 80 mi Salina
$1870
129 km or 80 mi Emporia
$1168
151 km or 94 mi Enid
$1944
155 km or 96 mi Junction
$1967
161 km or 100 mi Bartlesville
$1964
176 km or 109 mi Stillwater
$1319
179 km or 111 mi Manhattan
$1590
205 km or 128 mi Owasso
$1942
209 km or 130 mi Topeka
$1630
213 km or 132 mi Tulsa
$1494
216 km or 134 mi Claremore
$1939
217 km or 135 mi Sapulpa
$1937
218 km or 136 mi Hays
$1499
227 km or 141 mi Edmond
$1748
230 km or 143 mi Broken Arrow
$1950
232 km or 144 mi Bixby
$1946
232 km or 144 mi Lawrence
$1506
234 km or 146 mi Pittsburg
$1947
236 km or 147 mi Dodge
$1401
245 km or 152 mi Gardner
$1935
246 km or 153 mi Yukon
$1552
246 km or 153 mi Oklahoma City
$1715
248 km or 154 mi Midwest
$1940
250 km or 155 mi Del
$1941
258 km or 160 mi Mustang
$1945
258 km or 160 mi Olathe
$1958
258 km or 161 mi Joplin
$1437
262 km or 163 mi Moore
$1949
263 km or 164 mi Shawnee
$1630
266 km or 165 mi Lenexa
$1938
268 km or 167 mi Shawnee
$1946
270 km or 168 mi Overland Park
$1845
274 km or 170 mi Leawood
$1816
274 km or 171 mi Norman
$1556
275 km or 171 mi Belton
$2067
276 km or 172 mi Prairie Village
$1946