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Calgary, Canada

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 21, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of Calgary, Canada is 1,392,609. People describe Calgary as a vibrant, modern city with a strong economy and a great quality of life. Expats love the city's outdoor activities, cultural attractions, and friendly people. The weather in Calgary is generally mild with warm summers and cold winters. The average temperature in the summer is around 68°F (20°C) and in the winter it is around 22°F (-5°C). The average cost of living in Calgary for an expat is around $2,500 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $1,200 USD per month and a two bedroom apartment is around $1,500 USD per month.

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What do I need to know about living in Calgary?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Calgary, they said:

"Before retiring in Calgary, expats should research the cost of living and housing in the city. They should also familiarize themselves with the local climate and the availability of healthcare services. Additionally, expats should look into the job market and the availability of recreational activities in the area. It is also important to research the local culture and customs to ensure a smooth transition into the new environment. Finally, expats should consider the tax implications of retiring in Canada," commented one expat who made the move to Calgary.

"Prepare for the weather, educate yourself about Canadian current events, be knowledgeable about why you see this as a great opportunity and come experience it for yourself," remarked one expat living in Calgary, Canada.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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