Cost of living in Calgary, Canada

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district C$17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) C$8
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.32
12 eggs, large C$3.91
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.13
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.67
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes C$2.63
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.04
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$19
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.17
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.50
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$2,267
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$292
Internet 8MB (1 month) C$55
40” flat screen TV C$587
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt C$206
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$13
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$38
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$66
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) C$68
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) C$100
1 pair of leather business shoes C$130
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$24,149
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.13
Monthly ticket public transport C$97
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) C$23
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) C$10
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.73
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.02
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.87
Tube of toothpaste C$2.35
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$20
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$43
2 tickets to the movies C$28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$187
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert C$82
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$10
Capuccino in expat area of the city C$4.47
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$6
iPod nano 16GB C$145
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.34
1 month of gym membership in business district C$68
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$12
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,306 prices entered by 382 different people.
Latest price update: March 29, 2015.

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