Calgary vs Wichita - Cost of Living Comparison

Updated:

Livingcost

Calgary Wichita
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2111
$1956
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4842
$4845
🏠 One person rent
$1206
$1156
🏘️ Family rent
$1949
$2272
🍽️ Food expenses
$582
$577
🚐 Transport expenses
$188
$85.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3521
$4230
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
10 km
🎓 Higher education
53
47
😀 Quality of life
91
81
🏙️ Population
1.31M
398K

The cost of living in Calgary is 8% more expensive than in Wichita. Cities ranked 1562nd and 1893rd ($2111 vs $1956) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 33rd and 1627th 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 2.2 months in Wichita. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Wichita ranked 77th in the United States, while ranked 64th and 373rd among best cities to live in the world.

Salary adjustment calculator
the estimated difference in money purchasing power

Cost of living in Calgary vs Wichita infographic

Share this infographic!

Prices in Calgary vs Wichita

Prices for goods and services in Calgary and Wichita are partly crowdsourced by our visitors, just like yourself. Please consider telling us about your city.

Calgary Wichita
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.2
$17.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$63.7
$44.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.5
$9.94
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$5.02
 Cappuccino
$3.88
$4.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.09
$2.77
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1166
$1029
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$932
$915
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1999
$2654
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1544
$1806
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$161
$149
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$248
$226
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66.2
$69.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.4%
6.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3924
$3178
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3245
$2392
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.71
$1.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.3
$55.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.4
$14.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05
$0.82
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.16
$0.88
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.46
$4
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.48
$3.69
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.8
$3.47
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$10.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
$13.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$15.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$4.96
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.56
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.01
$5.51
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4
$4.35
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
$2.26
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$2.28
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$1.1
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.43
$2.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15
$15.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.84
$1.94
🚬 Cigarette pack
$13.5
$8.66
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.56
$11.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$4.42
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.22
$4.76
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.5
$1.55
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$58.7
$55.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$12.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$65.1
$101
💇 Haircut, simple
$20
$10.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$63
$42.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$89.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$945
$924
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22009
$16093

Cost of living in other countries

Cost of living

More cities to compare

Cost of Living in the nearest cities

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 Wichita

Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 10 mi Derby
$1949
40 km or 25 mi Newton
$1766
66 km or 41 mi Hutchinson
$1244
111 km or 69 mi Ponca
$1726
128 km or 80 mi Salina
$1598
129 km or 80 mi Emporia
$1764
151 km or 94 mi Enid
$1828
155 km or 96 mi Junction
$1751
161 km or 100 mi Bartlesville
$1757
176 km or 109 mi Stillwater
$1744
179 km or 111 mi Manhattan
$1732
205 km or 128 mi Owasso
$1764
209 km or 130 mi Topeka
$1780
213 km or 132 mi Tulsa
$1689
216 km or 134 mi Claremore
$1764
217 km or 135 mi Sapulpa
$1776
218 km or 136 mi Hays
$1504
227 km or 141 mi Edmond
$1608
230 km or 143 mi Broken Arrow
$1759
232 km or 144 mi Bixby
$1768
232 km or 144 mi Lawrence
$1349
234 km or 146 mi Pittsburg
$1888
236 km or 147 mi Dodge
$1799
245 km or 152 mi Gardner
$1995
246 km or 153 mi Yukon
$1880
246 km or 153 mi Oklahoma City
$1963
248 km or 154 mi Midwest
$1922
250 km or 155 mi Del
$1950
258 km or 160 mi Mustang
$1919
258 km or 160 mi Olathe
$2151
258 km or 161 mi Joplin
$1818
262 km or 163 mi Moore
$1999
263 km or 164 mi Shawnee
$1879
266 km or 165 mi Lenexa
$2181
268 km or 167 mi Shawnee
$2153
270 km or 168 mi Overland Park
$2258
274 km or 170 mi Leawood
$2176
274 km or 171 mi Norman
$2039
275 km or 171 mi Belton
$2171
276 km or 172 mi Prairie Village
$2194