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Then and Now


Blog by Marianna Kindrachuk & Don Blocka | February 8th, 2013


Interesting Look back at Calgary during the 1988 Olympics


Stats and facts 1988 2013

 Population 657,000 1.2 million
Average Housing Price $110,000 $490,000
Average Household Income $46,283 $89,490
Average Gasoline Price 411 cents/litre 98 cents/litre
Average Crude Oil Price $15/barrel $95/barrel
Housing Starts 3,900 11,900
Mayor Ralph Klein Naheed Nenshi
Premier Don Getty Alison Redford
Number of city rinks 17 52
Multi-use rec centres 3 8
Geographical area 528 square km 848 square km
Subaru sedan $12,995 $23,495
Loaf of whole wheat bread 99 cents $2.29
Fresh whole chicken $1.29/lb $3.49/lb
Flames tickets (upper bowl) $9 to $15 $65 to $75

Source: The City of Calgary, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., Calgary Real Estate Board, Calgary Herald Archives, Statistics Canada