They’re both reasonably affordable, depending on the area you settle into.Alberta has a relatively low cost of living compared to other provinces, such as BC, since we lack a provincial sales tax.If you want a cushy lifestyle, there’s ways to spend in both Calgary and Edmonton.
If you want to prioritize the minimization of expenditures, you can make it work in both cities.
As an Albertan with a big mouth and expert on nothing and spent 5 decades in and around both cities, here goes my answer.Calgary has million dollar homes with 2 Benz sedans in the driveway and a house full of financed furniture.Its a city of Oilfield Dreams and the lure of Black Gold making people wealthy overnight and it happens.
But for every success there’s 10 failures, most of the time with disastrous consequences.The homes and vehicles are artificially financed unfortunately, with hopes of striking it rich.Edmonton has modest bungalows, 2 Chevy’s in the driveway.
A Government Town with Blue Collar tradespeople that live within there means to back the economy.More grounded and down to earth, horrible NHL team.The Flames are way better.
So, as mentioned I’m an expert on nothing and more than happy to share this with you.
Calgary and Edmonton are both “young” cities, with median ages below the national average.While Edmonton was recently ranked as the 60th best city in the world by a global consultancy firm, Calgary has been named the 5th most livable city by the Economist—not once, but twice.The most affordable place to live in the province, according to the analysis, is Fort McMurray.
Edmonton is more affordable than Calgary.Prices to buy a home is lower and rent as well.