Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Ottawa 

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Consumer Prices in Ottawa are 3.8% lower than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Ottawa are 14.6% lower than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Ottawa are 31.3% lower than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Ottawa are 7.7% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Ottawa are 14.5% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Ottawa is 4.8% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Ottawa Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 30.00 C$      +20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 120.00 C$      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.89 C$ 15.00 C$      +0.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 8.00 C$      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 9.75 C$      +8.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.41 C$ 5.46 C$      +1.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.08 C$ 3.44 C$      +11.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.65 C$ 2.34 C$      -11.7 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Ottawa Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.57 C$ 11.75 C$      +1.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.84 C$ 3.54 C$      -7.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.78 C$ 2.48 C$      -10.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.03 C$ 4.34 C$      -28.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.37 C$ 8.88 C$      -5.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.50 C$ 7.68 C$      -19.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11.10 C$ 8.59 C$      -22.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.90 C$ 2.59 C$      -10.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 C$ 0.79 C$      -6.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.36 C$ 1.88 C$      -20.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.96 C$ 2.52 C$      -15.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.00 C$ 1.70 C$      -15.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.72 C$ 1.65 C$      -4.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.57 C$ 3.20 C$      -10.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.54 C$ 2.23 C$      -12.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.79 C$ 3.51 C$      -26.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.75 C$ 3.48 C$      -26.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.57 C$ 17.50 C$      -14.9 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Ottawa Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.15 C$ 3.75 C$      +19.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 140.00 C$ 128.75 C$      -8.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 C$ 4.12 C$      +3.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.64 C$ 4.46 C$      +22.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.59 C$ 45.00 C$      +23.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.40 C$ 5.73 C$      -22.6 %
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) 28,345.04 C$ 26,613.70 C$      -6.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Ottawa Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 174.78 C$ 267.07 C$      +52.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 66.76 C$ 59.64 C$      -10.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 82.61 C$ 80.28 C$      -2.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Ottawa Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.26 C$ 70.73 C$      +11.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.10 C$ 34.00 C$      +69.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 15.50 C$      -13.9 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Ottawa Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,478.95 C$ 1,469.48 C$      -0.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,100.00 C$ 28,926.36 C$      +43.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Ottawa Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 92.16 C$ 89.85 C$      -2.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 64.43 C$ 72.38 C$      +12.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 141.38 C$ 154.52 C$      +9.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 187.15 C$ 172.71 C$      -7.7 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Ottawa Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,795.77 C$ 1,990.71 C$      -28.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,311.77 C$ 1,820.87 C$      -21.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,099.12 C$ 3,278.80 C$      -35.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,877.31 C$ 2,589.14 C$      -33.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Ottawa Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,540.25 C$ 913.11 C$      -40.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 994.91 C$ 714.46 C$      -28.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Ottawa Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,270.98 C$ 3,821.01 C$      -10.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.61 6.91      +4.6 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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