Cost of living

With the lowest top marginal income tax rate and the highest basic and spousal deductions in Canada, Albertans pay low personal income taxes and Alberta is the only province with no provincial sales tax. Albertans also enjoy a publicly administered and funded health care system that guarantees universal access to necessary hospital and medical services. Alberta has among the lowest provincial gasoline tax and lowest property taxes in Canada.

Alberta's favourable business environment encourages investment and allows companies and industries to compete and succeed. Our low personal taxes, strong labour force and modern infrastructure provide additional advantages. Alberta businesses benefit from having among the lowest corporate income taxes in Canada and no general payroll or capital taxes.

For more information about Alberta's low cost of living, see Cost studies.