That is how a lot cash you’ll want to dwell in Edmonton by your self

Would you like to get rid of the roommate or family and live alone in the big city? Well, a new report shows how much it costs to live in Edmonton alone.

Edmonton has a lot to offer, including major sporting events, loads of culture, diversity, queer-friendly spaces, and history. But those who live in the city know that the cost of living can really add up.

According to Numbeo, a website that compares the cost of living in cities around the world, the average monthly cost for a single person in Edmonton is $ 1,187.43 … before rent.

These figures are as of October 2021.

We’ve broken down some monthly expenses that a person renting alone in Edmonton will bear, and it could be worse. We look at you, Toronto and Vancouver.



According to Numbeo, the average cost of a one-bedroom apartment in downtown Edmonton is $ 1,182.24.

A one bedroom apartment outside the city center costs just $ 982.70 on average.

It could certainly get worse. Edmonton rents, on average, are 41.4% cheaper than Toronto.

Now add the utilities to that rental and it’s another $ 228 per month. Do you want wifi? Prepare to pay an additional $ 86 per month.

Groceries and household items

Super Market

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Numbeo’s average price for essential market items when purchased weekly is a total monthly price of $ 292.84 for a single young person on a simple diet.

A basic food consists of milk, rice, bread, apples, bananas, eggs – the simple standard.

Entertainment and dining out

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According to Numbeo, the average cost for two people to dine at a mid-range restaurant in Edmonton is $ 80 for a three-course meal. Presumably that price doesn’t include alcoholic beverages, which would likely increase the price by about $ 15, assuming each person had a drink. Do this twice a month, that adds up to $ 190.

health and fitness

Reopening in Montreal

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Are you considering joining a gym or fitness group? Edmontoners pay an average of $ 55, according to Numbeo.


toronto cost of living

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The average phone bill for Canadians is $ 101, according to a 2019 report by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Center (CRTC).

You can find cheaper options if you opt for less data or some more wallet-friendly phone companies, but the Big Three in Canada (Bell, Telus, and Rogers) aren’t cheap!


Fuel prices


Gasoline and transportation are $ 98 a month and $ 1.24 a liter in Edmonton. We miss the times when fuel still cost 80 cents per liter, phew.

have a party

Montreal beer

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You can expect to pay around $ 8 to $ 15 per drink in town, depending on where and what you drink.

Now that drinking night out is back on the table, assume that you will resume your regular drinking activities with friends. If you go out for a drink every weekend and have two or three drinks, you end up spending about $ 180 on trips.

But after a year of lockdown, who can blame you for wanting to go out and tear yourself away?

The total sum

So how does it all add up?

Housing / Utilities: $ 1,496.24
Phone: $ 101
$ 98
Groceries / household items:
$ 292.84
To eat out:
$ 190
Have a party:
$ 180
Health and fitness:
$ 55
$ 60
$ 125

With all said and done, Numbeo estimates that Edmontonians living alone need about $ 2,598.08 a month for their expenses, which include rent, utilities, groceries, and when you take part in the fun things like eat out, drinks, and coffee while out the working week from a local cafe.

Better invest the extra money you make in your savings. But we mean, whether you want to go to the concert or go on vacation … we won’t judge.

With Brooke Taylor files

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