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.
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.
Cost of living in Alberta
Try our cost comparison tool to see how people spend their income in Alberta versus other parts of Canada.
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See how Alberta compares
A worldwide cost of living survey ranked Calgary way down the list at 146. See how it compares to other cities across the world.
Date Updated: Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:28:04