Calgary is very expensive right now and finding a place is very difficult. Rentals are about $1500 for a 2-3 bedroom home. Average home price is $450,000 or so. There are a lot of smaller places around Alberta that are wonderful and not as expensive. The crime rate in AB is low in the smaller places
Calgary is getting expensive to live in and and Edmonton is alright. If you want to be near the city of Calgary there is Red Deer or Sylvan Lake, Airdrie, but it is getting expensive also. There is Medicine Hat also and it is close to Calgary. There are plenty of places to live around Calgary. Housing is expensive though and harder to find.
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Suddenly quite expensive. And now smaller places like Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Saskatoon and Regina are catching up.Best trend for low crime and expense. Rural towns to the east. Try Drumheller, Wetaskiwin or Camrose for instance.Check mls.ca or this..._http://www.calgary-city-maps.com/Calgaryâ€¦for more information.
I live near Vancouver B.C. and I would say if you want a cheaper place to live, look for one in Kamloops, Chilliwack, or Abbotsford B.C. Kamloops is bigger than the other 2 places, but, is smaller than Vancouver, so the places are cheaper there. and I've heard that you can get a cheap place to rent or buy in Chilliwack or Abbotsford because they are smaller communties, clean, with a low crime rate. Plus Chilliwack is only a 45 minute drive from Vancouver, and Abbotsford is only a 30 minute drive away. Hope this helps.
Edmonton is fairly expensive as well. Calgary and Edmonton are somewhat hot commodities as far as resident renting and owning go.There has been an influx of workers migrating in, to take advantage of the massive oil and gas projects in Ft. McMurray. Also, Edmonton gets a steady influx of military personnel transfered in due to a base at Cold Lake AB.Both cities(Edmonton/Calgary) have their equal share of crime. Although, Edmonton seems to take the lead for murders. The mixture of heavy population and increasing wealth, promotes crime in general. Housing costs have increased a lot and less desirables turn to other methods to cover their rent or mortgage payments. Usually, the suburbs and certain areas are feasible. Try to avoid a heavy concentration of condominium and apartments in the general area. Don't let that frighten the wits out of you, there are outlying towns as little as 15mins away from the large city outskirts, that provide nice living conditions within a country setting. Like the person stated before with Calgary, there are towns near Edmonton like; Sherwood Park, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Morinville, and others.In Edmonton, the average cost of renting an apartment is $800. Bus fare is about $2.50. A litre of gas is about $1.06. To see what kind of jobs are available in either Edmonton or Calgary: _http://jobbank.gc.ca/prov_en.aspx?Studenâ€¦_http://content.monster.ca/14376_en-CA_p1â€¦I don't live in BC, so I can't provide relevant information to better what you could find on the Internet.
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