Summary

Cost of living in Vancouver is 25% more expensive than Calgary according to the average local monthly cost. For more insights check the list of prices of Restaurants, Markets, Transportation, Utilities, and 40 more categories.

$2,006
$2,673
Cost of Living
$3,745
$2,868
Average Salary
$1,316
$2,077
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$1,012.34
$1,597.87
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$799.56
$1,248.59
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$1,721.82
$3,158.73
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$1,285.68
$2,210.3

Salaries And Financing

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$3,745.42
$2,867.99
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
%3.70
%3.79

Utilities (Monthly)

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
$157.44
$77.99
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.37
$0.3
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$61.94
$54.57

Markets

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$1.62
$2.12
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$2.26
$2.64
Eggs (regular) (12)
$2.61
$3.46
Local Cheese (1kg)
$13.19
$17.03
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$1.88
$2.09
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$13.48
$16.17
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$2.58
$2.38
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$2.83
$3.03
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$13.47
$11.69
Apples (1kg)
$3.21
$2.99
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$11.11
$12.99
Oranges (1kg)
$3.48
$3.01
Potato (1kg)
$1.84
$2.5
Lettuce (1 head)
$1.9
$2.2
Rice (white), (1kg)
$3.25
$3.27
Tomato (1kg)
$3.15
$3.75
Banana (1kg)
$1.33
$1.81
Onion (1kg)
$2.07
$2.65
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$11.64
$16.22

Transportation

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$2.73
$2.34
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$84.49
$86.38
Gasoline (1 liter)
$0.87
$1.25
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$19,875.86
$20,753.15
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$3.32
$2.89
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$1.46
$1.81
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$24.64
$29.38
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$18,495.79
$19,835.17

Clothing And Shoes

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$51.09
$55.03
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$37.95
$41.55
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$81.21
$91.12
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$104.64
$118.85

Restaurants

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$16.17
$13.81
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$51.55
$64.69
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$7.76
$8.15
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$5.47
$5.52
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$6.06
$6
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.84
$1.72
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.75
$1.54
Cappuccino (regular)
$3.52
$3.55

Sports And Leisure

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$48.32
$44.04
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$14.28
$12.81
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$11.62
$12.26

Childcare

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$832.13
$1,039.66
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$12,671.4
$17,051.72

Buy Apartment Price

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$4,033.89
$10,564.81
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$2,751.05
$7,790.75