Cost of Living Comparison Between Ottawa and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 4.6% higher than in Ottawa (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 15.5% higher than in Ottawa
Rent Prices in Toronto are 39.0% higher than in Ottawa
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 11.2% higher than in Ottawa
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 7.5% higher than in Ottawa
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 14.2% lower than in Ottawa
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Restaurants
Ottawa Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 25.00 C$      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 C$ 120.00 C$      +33.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 13.00 C$      +8.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 C$ 7.50 C$      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 8.79 C$      -2.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.16 C$ 4.87 C$      -5.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.82 C$ 2.68 C$      -5.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 C$ 2.11 C$      +2.5 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.96 C$ 13.72 C$      +37.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.68 C$ 3.10 C$      +15.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.00 C$ 1.81 C$      -9.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.09 C$ 4.33 C$      +5.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.00 C$ 6.91 C$      -1.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.21 C$ 7.19 C$      -0.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.68 C$ 8.15 C$      +6.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.20 C$ 2.13 C$      -3.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 C$ 0.74 C$      +0.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.82 C$ 1.99 C$      +9.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.17 C$ 2.21 C$      +1.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.16 C$ 1.60 C$      +37.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.22 C$ 1.61 C$      +32.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.83 C$ 3.19 C$      +12.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.03 C$ 2.29 C$      +12.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 C$ 16.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.22 C$ 3.12 C$      -3.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.13 C$ 3.67 C$      +17.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 17.00 C$      +13.3 %
Transportation
Ottawa Edit Toronto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.70 C$ 3.25 C$      -12.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 125.00 C$ 156.00 C$      +24.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 C$ 4.41 C$      +10.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$ 2.82 C$      -12.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 C$ 31.00 C$      +29.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.15 C$ 6.18 C$      -13.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,600.00 C$ 28,000.00 C$      -2.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,856.14 C$ 26,535.59 C$      +2.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Ottawa Edit Toronto Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 180.90 C$ 174.29 C$      -3.7 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.40 C$ 0.42 C$      +3.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 80.10 C$ 74.36 C$      -7.2 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 72.26 C$ 60.69 C$      -16.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 34.38 C$ 22.59 C$      -34.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.0 %
Childcare
Ottawa Edit Toronto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,311.11 C$ 1,546.06 C$      +17.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,666.67 C$ 27,194.62 C$      +20.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.20 C$ 80.30 C$      +2.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 55.33 C$ 48.51 C$      -12.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 113.61 C$ 123.71 C$      +8.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 161.00 C$ 140.00 C$      -13.0 %
Rent Per Month
Ottawa Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,730.34 C$ 2,393.18 C$      +38.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,406.36 C$ 1,999.99 C$      +42.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,824.74 C$ 3,834.55 C$      +35.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,240.00 C$ 3,127.81 C$      +39.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Ottawa Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 669.26 C$ 1,205.64 C$      +80.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 543.62 C$ 929.58 C$      +71.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Ottawa Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,365.63 C$ 4,328.95 C$      -0.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.90 5.69      -3.5 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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