Cost of Living Comparison Between Ottawa and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 0.25% lower than in Ottawa (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 8.07% higher than in Ottawa
Rent Prices in Toronto are 25.39% higher than in Ottawa
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 1.90% lower than in Ottawa
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 3.09% lower than in Ottawa
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 2.87% higher than in Ottawa
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Restaurants
Ottawa Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$ 75.00 C$      -6.25 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 12.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.00 C$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 9.00 C$      +12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.58 C$ 4.65 C$      +1.65 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.47 C$ 2.42 C$      -1.90 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 C$ 1.83 C$      -2.79 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.49 C$ 11.43 C$      +20.43 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.68 C$ 2.63 C$      -1.85 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.90 C$ 1.44 C$      -24.00 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.45 C$ 3.50 C$      +1.58 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.74 C$ 7.32 C$      +27.52 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.63 C$ 6.19 C$      -6.61 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.62 C$ 7.21 C$      -16.36 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.01 C$ 1.71 C$      -14.79 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.69 C$ 0.69 C$      +0.69 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.80 C$ 1.52 C$      -15.32 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.92 C$ 1.65 C$      -14.02 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.21 C$ 1.14 C$      -5.85 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.22 C$ 1.11 C$      -8.42 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.38 C$ 2.43 C$      +1.87 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.68 C$ 1.88 C$      +12.04 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.63 C$ 3.12 C$      +18.64 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.86 C$ 3.54 C$      +23.80 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 16.13 C$      +7.53 %
Transportation
Ottawa Edit Toronto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.60 C$ 3.25 C$      -9.72 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 122.50 C$ 156.00 C$      +27.35 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 4.25 C$      +13.33 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$ 3.22 C$      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 C$ 31.03 C$      +29.29 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.81 C$ 5.07 C$      +5.51 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,250.00 C$ 25,500.00 C$      -6.42 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,059.62 C$ 25,198.41 C$      +4.73 %
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 151.07 C$ 159.00 C$      +5.25 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.28 C$ 0.36 C$      +27.84 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 75.61 C$ 73.73 C$      -2.49 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 57.59 C$ 57.97 C$      +0.66 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.38 C$ 23.78 C$      -19.05 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.88 C$ 15.00 C$      +0.84 %
Childcare
Ottawa Edit Toronto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,291.67 C$ 1,750.58 C$      +35.53 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,000.00 C$ 23,561.61 C$      +47.26 %
Clothing And Shoes
Ottawa Edit Toronto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 69.76 C$ 72.86 C$      +4.45 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.76 C$ 45.93 C$      -3.84 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99.23 C$ 113.78 C$      +14.67 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 129.71 C$ 141.10 C$      +8.77 %
Rent Per Month
Ottawa Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,639.66 C$ 1,993.08 C$      +21.55 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,248.08 C$ 1,684.17 C$      +34.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,758.00 C$ 3,375.96 C$      +22.41 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,045.45 C$ 2,637.76 C$      +28.96 %
Buy Apartment Price
Ottawa Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 470.87 C$ 1,007.81 C$      +114.03 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 330.34 C$ 849.04 C$      +157.02 %
Salaries And Financing
Ottawa Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,160.97 C$ 4,625.93 C$      +11.17 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.71 2.42      -10.86 %
Last update: November 2021November 2021
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