Here's the breakdown:
Average House price as of March 2021 (From Remax Real Estate Statistics)
Comparison by population:
Red Deer - $345,644
Edmonton - $364,820
Calgary - $458,742
Medicine Hat's average housing cost is $40,024 or 11% less than the average.
2020 Property Taxes
For this I'm going to use each city's tax rate against the average house prices listed above for comparison, as I don't know how different assessed value is from real estate market value. Let us assume that the difference in real estate pricing and assessed value are the same across the board.
Average of popular comparison = $3,426
Medicine Hat's average property tax is $285 or 8% less than the average in cities popularly compared to Medicine Hat.
Utility Costs - Total Energy Charges for the period January 2020 to June 2020 (Taken from the How We Compare information from the City of Medicine Hat - natural gas and electricity costs)
Medicine Hat - $916
Lethbridge - $1,265
Red Deer - $1,199
Edmonton - $1,184
Calgary - $1,116
Average of popular comparison = $1,136
Medicine Hat's average energy cost is $220 or 19% less than the average of the 5 cities popularly compared with Medicine Hat.