I am a US Citizen and was offered a job at our Calgary location with my employer sponsoring me for a work visa. I just had some general questions that I thought someone already living in AB might be able to answer to help me make my decision. 1. What is the average cost for living expenses for someone that is middle income (housing, food, water, gas/electricity, internet, etc.) 2. If you purchase a property, how outrageous are property taxes? 3. What about travel - are cars/gas economical? Do people travel by bus/subway in the city? 4. what about income tax and car insurance? What are the high cost "items" to think about with a move to Calgary? 5. How are the schools? Are there good public/private schools and what are the costs? I've never been to Calgary and I will get one short trip to interview before I make my decision. I am married with two children, so any information you can give me will be appreciated!