By Betsy Burlingame
Last updated on Feb 10, 2022
Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Calgary, Canada. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.
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:
"Think twice. Not what you expect it to be. More laid back and very expansive and expensive. We may speak English, but Canadians and Americians are very different.
Also, the weather here is very dreary and cold. Which is to be expected,"
remarked another 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,"
explained one expat living in Calgary, Canada.
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How do I meet people in Calgary?
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