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.

$1,946
$2,593
Cost of Living
$3,634
$2,782
Average Salary
$1,277
$2,047
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$982.15
$1,574.51
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$775.72
$1,211.36
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$1,670.48
$3,064.54
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$1,247.34
$2,144.39

Salaries And Financing

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$3,633.72
$2,782.47
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
$152.75
$75.67
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.36
$0.29
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$60.09
$52.94

Markets

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$1.57
$2.06
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$2.19
$2.57
Eggs (regular) (12)
$2.53
$3.35
Local Cheese (1kg)
$12.8
$16.52
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$1.82
$2.03
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$13.08
$15.69
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$2.5
$2.31
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$2.75
$2.94
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$13.07
$11.34
Apples (1kg)
$3.11
$2.9
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$10.78
$12.6
Oranges (1kg)
$3.38
$2.92
Potato (1kg)
$1.79
$2.42
Lettuce (1 head)
$1.84
$2.13
Rice (white), (1kg)
$3.15
$3.17
Tomato (1kg)
$3.05
$3.64
Banana (1kg)
$1.29
$1.75
Onion (1kg)
$2.01
$2.57
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$11.29
$15.74

Transportation

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$2.65
$2.27
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$81.98
$83.81
Gasoline (1 liter)
$0.85
$1.21
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$19,283.14
$20,134.27
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$3.22
$2.81
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$1.42
$1.75
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$23.9
$28.5
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$17,944.23
$19,243.67

Clothing And Shoes

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$49.56
$53.39
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$36.82
$40.31
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$78.79
$88.4
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$101.52
$115.31

Restaurants

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$15.69
$13.4
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$50.01
$62.76
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$7.53
$7.91
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$5.31
$5.36
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$5.88
$5.82
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.79
$1.67
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.7
$1.49
Cappuccino (regular)
$3.42
$3.44

Sports And Leisure

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$46.88
$42.73
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$13.85
$12.43
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$11.28
$11.9

Childcare

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$807.31
$1,008.65
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$12,293.53
$16,543.23

Buy Apartment Price

Name
Calgary
Vancouver
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$3,913.6
$10,249.76
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$2,669.01
$7,558.42