Calgary vs Winnipeg - Cost of Living Comparison

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Calgary Winnipeg
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2111
$1721
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4842
$3876
🏠 One person rent
$1206
$945
🏘️ Family rent
$1949
$1511
🍽️ Food expenses
$582
$514
🚐 Transport expenses
$188
$128
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3521
$2461
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
53
46
😀 Quality of life
91
89
🏙️ Population
1.31M
705K

The cost of living in Calgary is 23% more expensive than in Winnipeg. Cities ranked 1562nd and 2591st ($2111 vs $1721) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 33rd and 102nd in Canada.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Calgary compared to 1.4 months in Winnipeg. Ranked 5th vs 13th best cities to live in Canada, and 64th vs 138th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Winnipeg

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Calgary Winnipeg
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.2
$14.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$63.7
$57.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.5
$9.87
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$5.15
 Cappuccino
$3.88
$3.55
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.09
$2.36
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1166
$765
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$932
$796
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1999
$1357
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1544
$1291
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$161
$96.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$248
$148
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66.2
$59.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.4%
6.91%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3924
$2789
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3245
$2853
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.71
$2.33
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.3
$78.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.4
$13.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05
$1.15
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.16
$1.41
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.46
$1.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.48
$3.14
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.8
$3.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$10.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
$10.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$13.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$3.87
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.01
$4.36
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4
$3.61
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
$2.35
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$2.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$1.25
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.43
$1.79
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.84
$3.27
🚬 Cigarette pack
$13.5
$13.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.56
$8.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.38
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.22
$1.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.5
$1.74
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$58.7
$36.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$10.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$65.1
$80.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$20
$21.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$63
$55.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$88
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$945
$564
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22009
$12162

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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 Winnipeg

Distance City Cost of living
201 km or 125 mi Brandon
$1391
218 km or 135 mi Grand Forks
$1831
335 km or 208 mi Fargo
$1679
335 km or 208 mi West Fargo
$1779
336 km or 209 mi Moorhead
$2116
353 km or 219 mi Minot
$1637
434 km or 270 mi Bismarck
$1827
438 km or 272 mi Mandan
$1905
501 km or 312 mi Aberdeen
$2273
508 km or 316 mi Duluth
$1675
510 km or 317 mi Williston
$1834
513 km or 319 mi Superior
$1864
530 km or 330 mi St. Cloud
$1480
535 km or 332 mi Regina
$1540
554 km or 344 mi Watertown
$2407
574 km or 357 mi Elk River
$2556
584 km or 363 mi Ramsey
$2877
592 km or 368 mi Andover
$2567
593 km or 368 mi Champlin
$2610
598 km or 372 mi Thunder Bay
$1844
601 km or 374 mi Moose Jaw
$1275
602 km or 374 mi Blaine
$2497
603 km or 374 mi Maple Grove
$2398
604 km or 375 mi Coon Rapids
$2520
604 km or 375 mi Brooklyn Park
$2433
607 km or 377 mi Lino Lakes
$2356
608 km or 378 mi Brooklyn Center
$2410
608 km or 378 mi Fridley
$2431
609 km or 378 mi Plymouth
$2331
609 km or 378 mi New Hope
$2320
610 km or 379 mi Crystal
$2318
612 km or 380 mi New Brighton
$2323
612 km or 381 mi Golden Valley
$2266
613 km or 381 mi Shoreview
$2316
617 km or 383 mi Minnetonka
$2361
617 km or 384 mi White Bear Lake
$2247
618 km or 384 mi St. Louis Park
$2261
618 km or 384 mi Minneapolis
$2262
620 km or 385 mi Roseville
$2199
621 km or 386 mi Brookings
$2805