It's Canada's sunniest city, hardly snows in the winter, isn't as windy as Lethbridge. Total cost of living in Lethbridge, AB for two person with average consumption for one month will be $ 1190.88 vs $ 1278.57 in Medicine Hat, no rent price included. How do you get Medicine Hat is close to Waterton & Glacier parks? Summer Dress in a Chain Store Like George, H&M, Zara, etc. Red Deer because you're only an hour and half away from Edmonton or Calgary. Red Deer would be my second pick. The weather is milder than both places in the winter, but it can get windy as fuck. Can't raise my kids there... Red Deer is close enough to urban centers where progressive, modern thinking is most prevalent in Alberta. Med Hat is just.... too far away from mountains, or even trees for that matter. No additional service or support is provided. Be prepared to pay hundreds in speeding tickets and photo radars. Estimated cost of living in Medicine Hat vs in Lethbridge, AB for a month without rent . Lethbridge is only an hour drive to the mountains, an hour drive to the border, 2 hours from Calgary, has more things to do than medicine hat as well as being more progressive than medicine hat. No one likes wind. Lethbridge has less crime than red deer, and has a more stable economy than red deer and medicine hat (due to the high number government jobs). Lethbridge is a pretty fun, progressive city if you ignore the surrounding areas. A little more time to get to the mountains but the Badlands aren't too far and are beautiful in their own right. why discriminate against Edmonton or Calgary? City planning is long term and forward thinking. Weather, the Hat, then Lethbridge (despite the wind) Work: Red Deer or Lethbridge Proximity to cities: Red Deer Culture: Lethbridge - despite the mormons, there is a real good arts & music scene & even LGBT community Small town feel: the Hat, then Lethbridge Left wing: Lethbridge Right wing: the Hat Outdoor winter sports: Lethbridge Scenery: Lethbridge. Resulting total will appear in a floating box in the bottom of your screen. Quick access to both Calgary and Edmonton are its main redeeming feature and about the same distance form the mountains as Lethbridge. Our largest employers are the University, Hospital, Agricultural Research Centre, and the College. Medicine Hat is close to both Waterton and Glacier parks, but is firmly in the bible-belt and the hom of herbal-healers who actually just neglect kids to death. Resulting total will appear in a floating box in the bottom of your screen. Lethbridge is leaps and bounds more progressive than Red Deer. I've lived in medicine hat and live in lethbridge now. It's also setup with a bunch of parks and walking paths. Medicine Hat is like an older, fatter version of Lethbridge. Overall, the biggest con to me for Lethbridge is distance from my family, but that's a personal problem. I haven't been to Medicine Hat since I was a kid, so I can't comment there. Maybe, not quite as right leaning as most think. I don't really know much about Red Deer, but it is nice and close to Calgary and Edmonton. Chicken Breasts, Boneless and Skinless, 1 kg, Beef Round or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat, 1 kg, International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child. It's also close to Jasper AND Banff. However I would rather live on an acreage just outside of Red Deer and their 1:20 Christian bookstore to population ratio. Lethbridge is an hours drive away, Medicine Hat would be close to 3hrs, might as well live in Calgary. Edmonton is a poorly run government town, Calgary is corpotocracy.