Cost of Living Comparison Between Ottawa and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 5.78% higher than in Ottawa (without rent)
Rent Prices in Toronto are 33.24% higher than in Ottawa
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 5.34% higher than in Ottawa
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 4.02% higher than in Ottawa
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 4.40% lower than in Ottawa
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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$ 90.00 C$      +12.50 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.50 C$ 12.00 C$      +4.35 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.00 C$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 8.50 C$      +6.25 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.38 C$ 4.46 C$      +1.73 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 C$ 2.43 C$      +11.41 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.73 C$ 1.95 C$      +12.97 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.35 C$ 11.62 C$      +24.38 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.71 C$ 2.60 C$      -4.08 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.51 C$ 1.61 C$      +6.75 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.18 C$ 3.39 C$      +6.68 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.25 C$ 6.14 C$      +16.95 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.74 C$ 6.08 C$      +5.99 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.53 C$ 7.39 C$      -13.41 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.66 C$ 1.87 C$      +13.10 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.66 C$ 0.74 C$      +12.79 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.78 C$ 1.66 C$      -6.77 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.76 C$ 1.65 C$      -6.54 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.99 C$ 1.33 C$      +34.18 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.86 C$ 1.14 C$      +32.75 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.20 C$ 2.40 C$      +9.12 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.69 C$ 2.22 C$      +31.29 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 17.00 C$      +13.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.88 C$ 3.45 C$      +19.85 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.76 C$ 4.01 C$      +45.60 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -6.25 %
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.60 C$ 3.25 C$      -9.72 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 119.50 C$ 154.50 C$      +29.29 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.85 C$ 4.10 C$      +6.49 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.99 C$ 3.22 C$      +7.53 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 C$ 35.00 C$      +45.83 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.01 C$ 4.14 C$      +3.22 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 C$ 25,500.00 C$      -1.92 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,880.64 C$ 25,334.10 C$      +10.72 %
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 148.96 C$ 152.42 C$      +2.32 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 C$ 0.44 C$      +46.00 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.07 C$ 70.33 C$      +8.08 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.80 C$ 56.64 C$      -0.29 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 34.00 C$ 27.93 C$      -17.85 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 C$ 15.00 C$      +7.14 %
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,160.71 C$ 1,722.00 C$      +48.36 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,142.86 C$ 26,485.42 C$      +74.90 %
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.76 C$ 76.95 C$      +22.61 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.41 C$ 47.99 C$      -0.87 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 93.39 C$ 108.25 C$      +15.90 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.26 C$ 135.52 C$      +6.49 %
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,620.27 C$ 2,151.53 C$      +32.79 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,267.30 C$ 1,778.34 C$      +40.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,711.54 C$ 3,491.06 C$      +28.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,024.14 C$ 2,736.59 C$      +35.20 %
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 456.44 C$ 1,064.85 C$      +133.29 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 293.13 C$ 850.98 C$      +190.30 %
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,823.55 C$ 4,198.54 C$      +9.81 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.28 3.06      -6.78 %
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