Cost of living

Alberta offers many cost-of-living advantages compared to the average cost of living in Canada. Albertans pay no provincial premiums for health care insurance. We are also the only province with:

  • no provincial sales tax
  • the lowest tax on gasoline
  • among the lowest property taxes in Canada

Residents of small communities enjoy all modern amenities and an even lower cost of living. This cost-of-living advantage is based on:

  • shorter commute times
  • reduced housing prices
  • affordable consumer goods