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1. Living Standards

MANY OF US CAN’T MAKE ENDS MEET.

Half of Calgarians’ dollars don’t go far enough.
33%

sometimes struggle to afford basics like rent, utilities, and groceries, and 17% often or always struggle.

73% of us stress about money.

Life is more stressful if you can’t work from home.

45% of Calgarians who work outside the home feel financial stress vs. 25% who work remotely.

And it’s getting harder to find work.

In 2019, 1/2 of us felt we could find suitable employment. This year it dropped to 27%.

80%

of Calgarians believe poverty is a problem we need to address.

We’re more pessimistic about our economy.

67% vs. 42% in 2019.

Higher education isn’t always an option.

1/4 of Calgarians struggle to afford post-secondary education. It’s harder for Indigenous people, 54% of whom struggle.

We're more optimistic about housing.

43% rate affordable homeownership options as good/excellent vs. 31% in 2019.

41% rate affordable rental options as good/excellent vs. 26% in 2019.

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