Calgary vs Winnipeg - Cost of Living Comparison

Calgary Winnipeg
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1881
$1582
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4575
$3549
🏠 One person rent
$1024
$844
🏘️ Family rent
$1899
$1283
🍽️ Food expenses
$554
$474
🚐 Transport expenses
$175
$136
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4161
$2323
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
54
45
😀 Quality of life
93
87
🏙️ Population
1.24M
705K

The cost of living in Calgary is 19% more expensive than in Winnipeg. Cities ranked 1847th and 2478th ($1881 vs $1582) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 28th and 118th in Canada.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Calgary compared to 1.5 months in Winnipeg. Ranked 5th vs 16th best cities to live in Canada, and 48th vs 167th 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
$17.1
$12.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$66.2
$48.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.63
$8.34
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.47
$4.79
 Cappuccino
$3.75
$3.57
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.75
$1.89
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$958
$721
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$813
$668
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2064
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1555
$1036
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
$112
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$174
$172
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.2
$53
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.32%
4.26%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3153
$2997
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2857
$2681
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.82
$2.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.7
$78.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.6
$15
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.46
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$1.39
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$2.2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.96
$2.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$12.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$11.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.8
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.04
$3.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$1.43
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$3.38
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.95
$3.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.18
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
$2.12
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
$1.07
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$4.55
$1.87
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.7
$12.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.86
$2.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.5
$13.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$8.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.08
$3.54
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.75
$2.08
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.05
$1.85
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.3
$34.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$10.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$60.8
$88.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.5
$16.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.9
$49.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82
$84
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$930
$500
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12409
$12991

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Cities near Calgary

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 Winnipeg

Distance City Cost of living
201 km or 125 mi Brandon
$1638
218 km or 135 mi Grand Forks
$1622
335 km or 208 mi Fargo
$1598
335 km or 208 mi West Fargo
$1941
336 km or 209 mi Moorhead
$1944
353 km or 219 mi Minot
$1478
434 km or 270 mi Bismarck
$1384
438 km or 272 mi Mandan
$1938
501 km or 312 mi Aberdeen
$1889
508 km or 316 mi Duluth
$2009
510 km or 317 mi Williston
$1682
513 km or 319 mi Superior
$1835
530 km or 330 mi St. Cloud
$1824
535 km or 332 mi Regina
$1502
554 km or 344 mi Watertown
$1556
574 km or 357 mi Elk River
$1950
584 km or 363 mi Ramsey
$2029
592 km or 368 mi Andover
$2105
593 km or 368 mi Champlin
$1937
598 km or 372 mi Thunder Bay
$1577
601 km or 374 mi Moose Jaw
$1638
602 km or 374 mi Blaine
$1771
603 km or 374 mi Maple Grove
$1948
604 km or 375 mi Coon Rapids
$2285
604 km or 375 mi Brooklyn Park
$1945
607 km or 377 mi Lino Lakes
$1942
608 km or 378 mi Brooklyn Center
$1953
608 km or 378 mi Fridley
$1951
609 km or 378 mi Plymouth
$1946
609 km or 378 mi New Hope
$1950
610 km or 379 mi Crystal
$1944
612 km or 380 mi New Brighton
$1939
612 km or 381 mi Golden Valley
$1943
613 km or 381 mi Shoreview
$1946
617 km or 383 mi Minnetonka
$1936
617 km or 384 mi White Bear Lake
$1947
618 km or 384 mi St. Louis Park
$1928
618 km or 384 mi Minneapolis
$2029
620 km or 385 mi Roseville
$1946
621 km or 386 mi Brookings
$1910