Edmonton is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta and the second most populated and also the second most expensive city in the province, besides Calgary. The cost of rent, groceries, utility, and transportation in Edmonton is up to $1500 – $2000 per month. If you have a child, you should budget an additional $500 – $900 per month. Here is a breakdown of the expenses.
Rent – The average cost of rent in Edmonton for a single adult is $600 – $1200 for a one-bedroom apartment per month, $800 – $2000 per month for a two-bedroom apartment and $1200 – $2800 per month for a three-bedroom apartment per month. However, this depends on the location, type, and size of the apartment.
Utilities – Utilities include electricity, water, natural gas, and even cell phones. In Edmonton, utility expenses can account for $240 – $450 each month.
Groceries – Edmonton residents spend about $50 – $60 each week for groceries; this adds up to $200 – $300 in a month.
Transportation – The cost of a monthly pass in Edmonton is $91.50 and an adult day pass costs $9.25. The transportation cost is higher if you have a car owing to the cost of insurance, vehicle maintenance, and vehicle payment. To learn more about Edmonton, click here.