Cost of Living

Alberta is one of the most affordable places in Canada to live. Here’s a look at some of the financial benefits of life in Alberta.

Higher incomes 

Families in Alberta typically enjoy a higher family income than other parts of Canada. In the 2013 Canadian Income Survey, Alberta families earned an average of $91,500 after tax. This is well above the Canadian average of $72,500.

To find out how much you could earn, visit OCCinfo and select your occupation.

Lower cost of living

Alberta offers many cost-of-living advantages:

  • no provincial health-care premiums
  • no provincial sales tax (PST)
    Residents in every other province pay up to 10 per cent in addition to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) paid by all Canadians
  • Tax rebates and credits are available to further help with your finances.

How much will I earn?

You could earn more in Alberta than elsewhere in Canada. Visit OCCinfo for information about the average wage and salary for occupations in Alberta.