Cost of Living Comparison Between Gatineau and Ottawa 

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Consumer Prices in Ottawa are 14.8% higher than in Gatineau (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Ottawa are 24.0% higher than in Gatineau
Rent Prices in Ottawa are 49.7% higher than in Gatineau
Restaurant Prices in Ottawa are 6.5% higher than in Gatineau
Groceries Prices in Ottawa are 17.0% higher than in Gatineau
Local Purchasing Power in Ottawa is 10.9% higher than in Gatineau
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Restaurants
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 C$ 25.00 C$      -16.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 C$ 90.00 C$      +50.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.50 C$ 12.00 C$      +4.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.50 C$      +7.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.64 C$ 9.00 C$      +4.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.79 C$ 5.16 C$      +36.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 C$ 2.85 C$      +38.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 C$ 2.13 C$      +17.7 %
Markets
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.07 C$ 9.96 C$      +9.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.98 C$ 2.68 C$      -10.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.37 C$ 2.00 C$      -15.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.46 C$ 4.12 C$      +18.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.00 C$ 7.00 C$      +39.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.92 C$ 6.98 C$      +78.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.15 C$ 7.68 C$      +49.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.01 C$ 2.20 C$      +9.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 C$ 0.74 C$      -0.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.61 C$ 1.76 C$      +8.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.28 C$ 2.06 C$      -37.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.98 C$ 1.18 C$      +21.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.27 C$ 1.22 C$      -4.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.95 C$ 2.83 C$      +45.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.60 C$ 2.00 C$      +25.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 C$ 16.00 C$      +33.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.41 C$ 3.22 C$      -27.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 C$ 3.13 C$      -37.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.09 C$ 15.00 C$      +24.0 %
Transportation
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 C$ 3.70 C$      -7.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 C$ 125.00 C$      +25.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 4.00 C$      +6.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 3.22 C$      +14.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 C$ 24.00 C$      -20.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.75 C$ 7.15 C$      +5.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,285.00 C$ 28,600.00 C$      +8.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,253.33 C$ 25,856.14 C$      +27.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 128.80 C$ 180.90 C$      +40.4 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.50 C$ 0.46 C$      -8.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.71 C$ 80.81 C$      +23.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.75 C$ 72.26 C$      +27.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 C$ 33.33 C$      +66.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 C$ 15.00 C$      +25.0 %
Childcare
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 606.67 C$ 1,412.50 C$      +132.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,000.00 C$ 22,666.67 C$      +88.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.29 C$ 78.20 C$      +44.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.43 C$ 55.00 C$      +51.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 101.67 C$ 113.61 C$      +11.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 116.00 C$ 158.21 C$      +36.4 %
Rent Per Month
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,253.75 C$ 1,736.79 C$      +38.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,037.50 C$ 1,406.36 C$      +35.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,680.00 C$ 2,793.16 C$      +66.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,510.00 C$ 2,268.57 C$      +50.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 464.51 C$ 669.24 C$      +44.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 305.00 C$ 543.46 C$      +78.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,173.75 C$ 4,365.63 C$      +37.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.41 5.90      +33.7 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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