Cost of living in Calgary, Canada

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) C$9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.11
12 eggs, large C$3.75
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.43
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.88
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.46
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.00
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$17
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.42
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.05
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$2,315
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area C$1,713
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$200
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area C$1,565
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area C$1,139
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio C$105
Internet 8MB (1 month) C$51
40” flat screen TV C$620
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) C$142
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$9
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$29
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$68
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) C$55
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) C$118
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$136
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$25,621
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.04
Monthly ticket public transport C$96
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$20
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$19
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) C$82
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$5.10
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$6
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.41
Tube of toothpaste C$2.45
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$26
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$51
2 tickets to the movies C$30
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$202
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$116
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$5.08
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
iPod nano 16GB C$168
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.44
1 month of gym membership in business district C$81
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$13
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,214 prices entered by 205 different people.
Latest price update: May 24, 2016.

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n. america
27th
out of 71
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3rd
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