Cost of Living in Red Deer
The cost of living in Red Deer is significantly lower than larger cities like Calgary. Consumer goods cost about 3.6% less in Red Deer than in Calgary, and Red Deer residents pay over 22% less for rent. Salaries in Red Deer are only about 11.7% lower than average salaries paid in Calgary.
Cost of Living Comparison: Red Deer vs. Calgary
Alberta Cost of Living
Red Deer Real Estate
Average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Red Deer is around $960. The median home price is $349,900, making homes in Red Deer significantly more affordable than they are in larger Canadian cities, where home prices average in the millions of dollars.
Red Deer Real Estate Market
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Red Deer Hospitals
The Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, constructed in 1904, is part of the Alberta Health Services hospital system. It was once the only hospital between Calgary and Edmonton. The facility provides 24/7 emergency services as well as the Central Alberta Cancer Centre.
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre
Red Deer Hospitals and Health Facilities
Red Deer Transportation
Red Deer Transit provides daily bus transportation to Gasoline Alley and Springbrook. Service is available in Balmoral Heights, Broderson, McKenzie, Les’s Trailer Mark, Springbrook, Oakwood Estates, Waskasoo Estates, Waskasoo Meadows, and Woodland Hills. The Red Deer Regional Airport offers passenger service three times a day to Calgary.
Red Deer Transit
Red Deer Airport
Red Deer Schools
The city is served by the Red Deer Public School district, which consists of nearly 30 elementary, K-8, middle, high, and alternative schools. The district includes five French immersion and two Spanish bilingual schools. Red Deer College offers affordable tuition, small class sizes, and over 100 program options.
Red Deer Public Schools
Red Deer College
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Red Deer Hotels
There is a wide variety of comfortable and affordable lodging options in Red Deer. One of the best values is the Radisson Hotel Red Deer, which includes a fitness centre with personal trainers, a free hot breakfast buffet, an indoor pool with a waterfall, and free parking and Wi-Fi.
Radisson Hotel Red Deer
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Red Deer Restaurants
Unsurprisingly, a city with a strong cattle production industry like Red Deer has great barbecue. The Red Boar Smokery is well known for its delicious brisket and candied pork belly, and in 2016 the restaurant won first place for its pork in Canada’s Oldest BBQ Competition.
Red Boar Smokery
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Things To Do in Red Deer
Red Deer is surrounded by natural beauty, and it’s easy to access and appreciate at Waskasoo Park’s Kerry Wood Nature Center. People of all ages can enjoy learning about the region’s natural history and exploring the park’s exhibits, playgrounds, trails, and music garden.
Red Deer Attractions and Activities