Cost of Living Comparison Between Ottawa and Kingston 

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Consumer Prices in Kingston are 1.9% lower than in Ottawa (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kingston are 5.1% lower than in Ottawa
Rent Prices in Kingston are 12.1% lower than in Ottawa
Restaurant Prices in Kingston are 16.2% lower than in Ottawa
Groceries Prices in Kingston are 10.1% higher than in Ottawa
Local Purchasing Power in Kingston is 25.7% higher than in Ottawa
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Restaurants
Ottawa Edit Kingston Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 C$ 24.00 C$      -20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 100.00 C$      -16.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$ 13.50 C$      -10.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 8.00 C$      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.75 C$ 9.00 C$      -7.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.46 C$ 5.08 C$      -6.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.44 C$ 2.33 C$      -32.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 C$ 1.83 C$      -21.8 %
Markets
Ottawa Edit Kingston Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.55 C$ 15.44 C$      +33.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.54 C$ 2.83 C$      -20.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.48 C$ 2.81 C$      +13.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.32 C$ 3.75 C$      -13.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.88 C$ 6.90 C$      -22.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.68 C$ 9.05 C$      +18.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.59 C$ 11.74 C$      +36.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.59 C$ 2.49 C$      -3.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 C$ 0.67 C$      -15.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.88 C$ 2.37 C$      +25.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.52 C$ 3.90 C$      +55.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.70 C$ 2.16 C$      +26.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.65 C$ 1.44 C$      -12.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.19 C$ 3.10 C$      -2.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.23 C$ 2.44 C$      +9.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.51 C$ 3.03 C$      -13.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.48 C$ 3.28 C$      -5.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.25 C$ 20.00 C$      +15.9 %
Transportation
Ottawa Edit Kingston Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.77 C$ 3.50 C$      -7.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 128.75 C$ 80.00 C$      -37.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.12 C$ 4.25 C$      +3.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.46 C$ 3.62 C$      -18.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 C$ 45.00 C$      0.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.76 C$ 5.60 C$      -2.7 %
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) 26,613.70 C$ 27,382.58 C$      +2.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Ottawa Edit Kingston Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 267.07 C$ 259.08 C$      -3.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 58.83 C$ 84.00 C$      +42.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 80.61 C$ 103.33 C$      +28.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Ottawa Edit Kingston Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70.73 C$ 52.10 C$      -26.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 34.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -55.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.50 C$ 15.00 C$      -3.2 %
Childcare
Ottawa Edit Kingston Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,469.48 C$ 1,000.00 C$      -31.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,926.36 C$ ?     
Clothing And Shoes
Ottawa Edit Kingston Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 89.85 C$ 54.16 C$      -39.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 72.38 C$ 45.00 C$      -37.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 154.52 C$ 112.83 C$      -27.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 172.71 C$ 130.00 C$      -24.7 %
Rent Per Month
Ottawa Edit Kingston Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,990.71 C$ 1,659.87 C$      -16.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,820.87 C$ 1,550.00 C$      -14.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,278.80 C$ 2,800.00 C$      -14.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,589.14 C$ 2,500.00 C$      -3.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Ottawa Edit Kingston Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 913.11 C$ 687.48 C$      -24.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 714.46 C$ 534.19 C$      -25.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Ottawa Edit Kingston Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,821.01 C$ 4,557.91 C$      +19.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.91 7.33      +6.0 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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