Cost of Living Comparison Between Ottawa and Canberra 

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Consumer Prices in Canberra are 14.23% higher than in Ottawa (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Canberra are 13.98% higher than in Ottawa
Rent Prices in Canberra are 13.47% higher than in Ottawa
Restaurant Prices in Canberra are 9.64% higher than in Ottawa
Groceries Prices in Canberra are 21.19% higher than in Ottawa
Local Purchasing Power in Canberra is 6.79% higher than in Ottawa
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Restaurants
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.00 C$
(19.29 A$)
23.15 C$
(23.50 A$)
     +21.85 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$
(81.21 A$)
78.81 C$
(80.00 A$)
     -1.49 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$
(12.18 A$)
11.82 C$
(12.00 A$)
     -1.49 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$
(7.11 A$)
7.88 C$
(8.00 A$)
     +12.59 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$
(8.12 A$)
7.88 C$
(8.00 A$)
     -1.49 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.45 C$
(4.52 A$)
4.49 C$
(4.56 A$)
     +0.85 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.21 C$
(2.24 A$)
3.22 C$
(3.27 A$)
     +45.72 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.78 C$
(1.81 A$)
3.10 C$
(3.14 A$)
     +73.91 %
Markets
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.89 C$
(10.04 A$)
7.09 C$
(7.20 A$)
     -28.30 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.75 C$
(2.79 A$)
2.89 C$
(2.93 A$)
     +4.98 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.64 C$
(1.66 A$)
1.21 C$
(1.23 A$)
     -26.20 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.42 C$
(3.47 A$)
5.37 C$
(5.45 A$)
     +56.94 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.53 C$
(5.61 A$)
5.32 C$
(5.40 A$)
     -3.74 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.08 C$
(6.17 A$)
4.88 C$
(4.95 A$)
     -19.66 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.07 C$
(9.20 A$)
8.02 C$
(8.14 A$)
     -11.61 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.81 C$
(1.84 A$)
2.14 C$
(2.17 A$)
     +18.02 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.67 C$
(0.68 A$)
1.49 C$
(1.51 A$)
     +122.63 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 C$
(1.84 A$)
1.75 C$
(1.77 A$)
     -3.36 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.89 C$
(1.92 A$)
2.37 C$
(2.41 A$)
     +25.48 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.01 C$
(1.02 A$)
1.54 C$
(1.56 A$)
     +52.60 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.90 C$
(0.91 A$)
1.33 C$
(1.35 A$)
     +48.29 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.40 C$
(2.43 A$)
3.02 C$
(3.06 A$)
     +25.91 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 C$
(1.75 A$)
1.92 C$
(1.94 A$)
     +11.21 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$
(15.23 A$)
16.75 C$
(17.00 A$)
     +11.65 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.81 C$
(2.86 A$)
5.42 C$
(5.50 A$)
     +92.49 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.89 C$
(2.93 A$)
5.85 C$
(5.94 A$)
     +102.40 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.50 C$
(16.75 A$)
34.48 C$
(35.00 A$)
     +108.97 %
Transportation
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.60 C$
(3.65 A$)
4.93 C$
(5.00 A$)
     +36.83 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 C$
(121.81 A$)
59.11 C$
(60.00 A$)
     -50.74 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.85 C$
(3.91 A$)
4.93 C$
(5.00 A$)
     +27.94 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.99 C$
(3.04 A$)
3.27 C$
(3.32 A$)
     +9.11 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 C$
(24.36 A$)
51.23 C$
(52.00 A$)
     +113.45 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.84 C$
(3.90 A$)
5.49 C$
(5.57 A$)
     +43.06 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 C$
(26,392.03 A$)
24,628.65 C$
(25,000.00 A$)
     -5.27 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,636.86 C$
(23,993.25 A$)
25,395.83 C$
(25,778.75 A$)
     +7.44 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 143.16 C$
(145.32 A$)
234.80 C$
(238.34 A$)
     +64.01 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.26 C$
(0.27 A$)
0.14 C$
(0.15 A$)
     -45.33 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.17 C$
(74.28 A$)
72.47 C$
(73.56 A$)
     -0.96 %
Sports And Leisure
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.69 C$
(59.57 A$)
72.52 C$
(73.61 A$)
     +23.56 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 31.75 C$
(32.23 A$)
23.03 C$
(23.38 A$)
     -27.47 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 C$
(14.21 A$)
17.73 C$
(18.00 A$)
     +26.66 %
Childcare
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,230.77 C$
(1,249.33 A$)
1,671.10 C$
(1,696.30 A$)
     +35.78 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,000.00 C$
(15,226.17 A$)
17,535.60 C$
(17,800.00 A$)
     +16.90 %
Clothing And Shoes
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 65.83 C$
(66.82 A$)
91.24 C$
(92.62 A$)
     +38.60 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.85 C$
(48.57 A$)
58.66 C$
(59.54 A$)
     +22.60 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96.55 C$
(98.00 A$)
130.97 C$
(132.94 A$)
     +35.65 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 126.26 C$
(128.16 A$)
155.50 C$
(157.84 A$)
     +23.16 %
Rent Per Month
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,596.15 C$
(1,620.22 A$)
1,908.72 C$
(1,937.50 A$)
     +19.58 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,241.85 C$
(1,260.58 A$)
1,482.07 C$
(1,504.42 A$)
     +19.34 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,732.76 C$
(2,773.96 A$)
3,035.48 C$
(3,081.25 A$)
     +11.08 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,075.93 C$
(2,107.23 A$)
2,253.52 C$
(2,287.50 A$)
     +8.56 %
Buy Apartment Price
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 470.87 C$
(477.97 A$)
587.53 C$
(596.39 A$)
     +24.77 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 324.50 C$
(329.39 A$)
416.05 C$
(422.32 A$)
     +28.21 %
Salaries And Financing
Ottawa Edit Canberra Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,998.91 C$
(4,059.20 A$)
4,867.61 C$
(4,941.00 A$)
     +21.72 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.05 3.57      +16.89 %
Last update: February 2021February 2021
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