Cost of living in Calgary, Canada

Lunchtime menu in the business district C$16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) C$9
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.18
12 eggs, large C$3.84
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.43
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$15
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.20
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.06
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$2,530
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$197
Internet 8MB (1 month) C$52
40” flat screen TV C$617
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt C$147
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$10
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$31
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$73
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) C$49
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) C$114
1 pair of leather business shoes C$139
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$26,614
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.08
Monthly ticket public transport C$95
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) C$10
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.19
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.02
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.64
Tube of toothpaste C$2.03
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$24
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$49
2 tickets to the movies C$28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$245
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert C$110
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.67
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$0.41
1 month of gym membership in business district C$67
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$12
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,233 prices entered by 504 different people.
Latest price update: December 01, 2015.

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