Home Residents

Cost of Living

The Town of Claresholm has a diverse selection of housing styles and prices. The affordability of life in Claresholm makes the community a very attractive choice for young families and early retirees alike.  

For rates of private utility providers, please contact the businesses directly.  Contact information can be found in our Business Directory

The Utilities Consumer Advocate (UCA) office is a branch of Service Alberta and has a mandate to educate, advocate, and mediate for Alberta’s residential, farm, and small business electricity and natural gas consumers.

Visit ucahelps.alberta.ca to compare electricity and gas prices in your area, view historical rates, or get help resolving utility related issues.


As of May 18, 2017, the average home sale in Alberta was $398,582 YTD for 2017. The Calgary average was $475,516 and the Lethbridge average was $271,053. The average for south-central Alberta, including Claresholm, was $195,416 (Alberta Real Estate Association). The average residential rental rate for attached facilities in a 3+ unit property is $675 and 76% of residents spend 30% or less of their income on housing (2011 National Household Survey).