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Cost of Living in Calgary | Alberta

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1492
$3488
🛋️ Without rent
$720
$2263
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$772
$1226
🍽️ Food
$450
$1173
🚐 Transport
$157
$410
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3102
🏙️ Population
1.24M

The average cost of living in Calgary is $1492, which is in the top 26% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2413rd out of 9294 in our global list, 37th out of 153 in Canada, and 6th out of 10 in the Alberta.

The median after-tax salary is $3102, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months. Ranked 17th (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Canada, and 1st most liveable city in Alberta. With an estimated population of 1.24M, Calgary is the 3rd largest city in Canada.

✈️ Closest airport8 kmCalgary International Airport
😷 Air qualityExcellent6.9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank146University of Calgary
Cost of living in Calgary infographic

Prices in Calgary

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$48.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.24
☕ Cappuccino
$3.37
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.7

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.59
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.69
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.78
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.13
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.56
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.68
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.39
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.58
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$78.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.7
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.71

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$795
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1256
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$990
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$85.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$132
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3378
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2198

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$56
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$48
👟 Brand Sneakers
$75.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$848
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11161

Calgary Cost of Living comparison