Cost of Living Comparison Between Gatineau and Ottawa 

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Cost of Living in Ottawa is 4.0% higher than in Gatineau (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Ottawa is 14.9% higher than in Gatineau
Rent Prices in Ottawa are 53.7% higher than in Gatineau
Restaurant Prices in Ottawa are 13.9% higher than in Gatineau
Groceries Prices in Ottawa are 1.8% higher than in Gatineau
Local Purchasing Power in Ottawa is 5.4% lower than in Gatineau
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Restaurants
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.75 C$ 28.50 C$      +20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 C$ 120.00 C$      +20.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 8.00 C$      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 9.00 C$      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.08 C$ 5.31 C$      +4.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.33 C$ 3.25 C$      +39.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 C$ 2.15 C$      +17.2 %
Markets
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.11 C$ 10.95 C$      -1.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.38 C$ 3.38 C$      0.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.46 C$ 2.34 C$      -4.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.22 C$ 4.28 C$      +1.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.87 C$ 8.87 C$      0.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.94 C$ 7.75 C$      -2.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.61 C$ 8.61 C$      0.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.26 C$ 2.59 C$      +14.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 C$ 0.85 C$      0.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.92 C$ 1.92 C$      0.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.37 C$ 2.37 C$      0.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.63 C$ 1.63 C$      0.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 C$ 1.82 C$      +52.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.10 C$ 3.11 C$      +0.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.48 C$ 2.48 C$      0.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.99 C$ 20.00 C$      +17.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.43 C$ 3.43 C$      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.69 C$ 3.69 C$      0.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 C$ 17.00 C$      0.0 %
Transportation
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.22 C$ 3.80 C$      -10.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 105.00 C$ 128.62 C$      +22.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 C$ 4.12 C$      -3.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.60 C$ 4.48 C$      +24.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 C$ 45.00 C$      +0.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.80 C$ 5.80 C$      0.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$ 33,978.00 C$      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,382.58 C$ 26,831.51 C$      -2.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 140.25 C$ 239.39 C$      +70.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 56.67 C$ 54.56 C$      -3.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.91 C$ 71.22 C$      +13.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 55.00 C$ 65.76 C$      +19.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 43.00 C$ 29.33 C$      -31.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 C$ 15.50 C$      +10.7 %
Childcare
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 775.00 C$ 1,356.43 C$      +75.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,580.76 C$ 28,580.76 C$      0.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75.00 C$ 78.63 C$      +4.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.33 C$ 65.92 C$      +23.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 121.17 C$ 142.29 C$      +17.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 148.33 C$ 158.24 C$      +6.7 %
Rent Per Month
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,350.00 C$ 1,950.79 C$      +44.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 800.00 C$ 1,779.01 C$      +122.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,048.33 C$ 3,055.71 C$      +49.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,850.25 C$ 2,509.39 C$      +35.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 973.53 C$ 656.66 C$      -32.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 938.76 C$ 600.17 C$      -36.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Gatineau Edit Ottawa Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,904.00 C$ 4,242.53 C$      +8.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.67 6.46      -3.1 %
Last update: July 2024July 2024
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