Cost of Living Comparison Between Ottawa and Canberra 

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Consumer Prices in Canberra are 1.79% lower than in Ottawa (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Canberra are 0.95% higher than in Ottawa
Rent Prices in Canberra are 6.75% higher than in Ottawa
Restaurant Prices in Canberra are 7.18% lower than in Ottawa
Groceries Prices in Canberra are 10.92% higher than in Ottawa
Local Purchasing Power in Canberra is 35.28% higher than in Ottawa
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Restaurants
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$
(28.16 A$)
19.08 C$
(21.50 A$)
     -23.66 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$
(90.12 A$)
88.77 C$
(100.00 A$)
     +10.96 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$
(13.52 A$)
11.54 C$
(13.00 A$)
     -3.84 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$
(7.89 A$)
8.43 C$
(9.50 A$)
     +20.47 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$
(10.14 A$)
8.88 C$
(10.00 A$)
     -1.37 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.90 C$
(5.52 A$)
4.27 C$
(4.81 A$)
     -12.89 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.73 C$
(3.07 A$)
2.88 C$
(3.25 A$)
     +5.71 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 C$
(2.23 A$)
2.26 C$
(2.55 A$)
     +14.38 %
Markets
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.50 C$
(10.71 A$)
7.10 C$
(8.00 A$)
     -25.24 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.60 C$
(2.93 A$)
2.46 C$
(2.77 A$)
     -5.39 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.66 C$
(1.87 A$)
1.09 C$
(1.23 A$)
     -34.22 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.86 C$
(4.35 A$)
4.68 C$
(5.27 A$)
     +21.35 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.03 C$
(7.92 A$)
5.13 C$
(5.78 A$)
     -27.03 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.09 C$
(7.98 A$)
4.43 C$
(4.99 A$)
     -37.53 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.35 C$
(8.28 A$)
8.33 C$
(9.38 A$)
     +13.30 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.15 C$
(2.42 A$)
1.75 C$
(1.97 A$)
     -18.66 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 C$
(0.83 A$)
1.42 C$
(1.59 A$)
     +91.23 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.78 C$
(2.01 A$)
1.62 C$
(1.83 A$)
     -9.01 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.06 C$
(2.32 A$)
2.98 C$
(3.36 A$)
     +44.46 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.99 C$
(1.11 A$)
1.26 C$
(1.42 A$)
     +27.84 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.11 C$
(1.26 A$)
0.97 C$
(1.09 A$)
     -13.24 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.77 C$
(3.12 A$)
2.86 C$
(3.22 A$)
     +3.21 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.01 C$
(2.26 A$)
1.94 C$
(2.18 A$)
     -3.58 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$
(16.90 A$)
17.75 C$
(20.00 A$)
     +18.36 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.09 C$
(3.49 A$)
4.66 C$
(5.26 A$)
     +50.73 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 C$
(3.38 A$)
5.44 C$
(6.12 A$)
     +81.32 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$
(16.90 A$)
31.07 C$
(35.00 A$)
     +107.12 %
Transportation
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.73 C$
(4.20 A$)
2.76 C$
(3.11 A$)
     -25.89 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 122.50 C$
(138.00 A$)
45.16 C$
(50.87 A$)
     -63.14 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.12 C$
(4.65 A$)
4.65 C$
(5.24 A$)
     +12.76 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.11 C$
(3.50 A$)
3.09 C$
(3.48 A$)
     -0.66 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 C$
(27.04 A$)
46.16 C$
(52.00 A$)
     +92.33 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.32 C$
(8.24 A$)
6.67 C$
(7.51 A$)
     -8.86 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,700.00 C$
(32,332.09 A$)
26,629.89 C$
(30,000.00 A$)
     -7.21 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,856.14 C$
(29,128.33 A$)
23,814.10 C$
(26,827.86 A$)
     -7.90 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 161.55 C$
(182.00 A$)
167.82 C$
(189.06 A$)
     +3.88 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.29 C$
(0.33 A$)
0.28 C$
(0.32 A$)
     -3.63 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 79.30 C$
(89.34 A$)
66.13 C$
(74.50 A$)
     -16.61 %
Sports And Leisure
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70.63 C$
(79.57 A$)
58.87 C$
(66.32 A$)
     -16.66 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.12 C$
(32.81 A$)
17.12 C$
(19.29 A$)
     -41.22 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$
(16.90 A$)
15.98 C$
(18.00 A$)
     +6.52 %
Childcare
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,311.11 C$
(1,477.04 A$)
1,631.08 C$
(1,837.50 A$)
     +24.40 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,250.00 C$
(21,686.16 A$)
15,800.40 C$
(17,800.00 A$)
     -17.92 %
Clothing And Shoes
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.43 C$
(80.47 A$)
76.97 C$
(86.71 A$)
     +7.76 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.64 C$
(55.93 A$)
44.49 C$
(50.12 A$)
     -10.37 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 106.29 C$
(119.74 A$)
107.63 C$
(121.25 A$)
     +1.26 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 142.44 C$
(160.46 A$)
131.75 C$
(148.43 A$)
     -7.50 %
Rent Per Month
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,710.42 C$
(1,926.88 A$)
1,770.25 C$
(1,994.29 A$)
     +3.50 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,364.71 C$
(1,537.41 A$)
1,467.75 C$
(1,653.50 A$)
     +7.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,723.33 C$
(3,067.98 A$)
3,151.20 C$
(3,550.00 A$)
     +15.71 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,205.88 C$
(2,485.04 A$)
2,155.54 C$
(2,428.33 A$)
     -2.28 %
Buy Apartment Price
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 593.32 C$
(668.40 A$)
523.88 C$
(590.18 A$)
     -11.70 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 385.00 C$
(433.72 A$)
365.94 C$
(412.25 A$)
     -4.95 %
Salaries And Financing
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,378.90 C$
(4,933.07 A$)
5,980.02 C$
(6,736.81 A$)
     +36.56 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.94 2.77      -43.84 %
Last update: September 2022September 2022
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