Cost of Living in Calgary

The reasonable cost of living in Calgary comes as a pleasant surprise to some people.

All things considered – including different forms of taxes, and the value received for taxes paid – it is better than many large North American cities.

The cost of living becomes even more manageable when low provincial taxes are factored in.

For example, personal income taxes and inheritance taxes in Alberta are among the lowest in the country. All Albertans have also had provincial health care insurance costs paid by the government since January 2009.

Another bonus? Alberta is the only province in Canada without a sales tax.

Consumer Price Index

In terms of the cost of goods and services, check out Statistics Canada’s Consumer Price Index to see how Calgary measures up against other Canadian cities:

Annual Consumer Price Index


Calgary’s a business- and resident-friendly city with low taxes.

View Calgary Taxation


Calgary housing is more affordable than the national average.

View Housing Affordability