Cost of Living Comparison Between Ottawa and Vancouver 

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver are 1.47% higher than in Ottawa (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vancouver are 10.51% higher than in Ottawa
Rent Prices in Vancouver are 29.02% higher than in Ottawa
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 1.86% lower than in Ottawa
Groceries Prices in Vancouver are 7.22% higher than in Ottawa
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver is 4.07% higher than in Ottawa
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Restaurants
Ottawa Edit Vancouver Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.00 C$ 20.00 C$      +5.26 %
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$ 10.00 C$      -16.67 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.00 C$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 7.50 C$      -6.25 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.45 C$ 4.45 C$      +0.01 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.21 C$ 2.27 C$      +3.03 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.78 C$ 1.83 C$      +2.92 %
Markets
Ottawa Edit Vancouver Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.89 C$ 8.73 C$      -11.79 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.75 C$ 2.90 C$      +5.32 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.64 C$ 1.89 C$      +15.40 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.42 C$ 4.03 C$      +17.67 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.53 C$ 7.21 C$      +30.34 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.08 C$ 7.23 C$      +19.05 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.07 C$ 9.49 C$      +4.66 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.81 C$ 1.57 C$      -13.28 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.67 C$ 0.76 C$      +13.71 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 C$ 1.53 C$      -15.43 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.89 C$ 1.77 C$      -6.33 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.01 C$ 1.31 C$      +29.71 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.90 C$ 1.35 C$      +50.35 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.40 C$ 2.54 C$      +6.20 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 C$ 2.47 C$      +43.49 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 18.00 C$      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.81 C$ 3.49 C$      +24.09 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.89 C$ 4.18 C$      +44.54 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.50 C$ 15.00 C$      -9.09 %
Transportation
Ottawa Edit Vancouver Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.60 C$ 3.00 C$      -16.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 C$ 98.00 C$      -18.33 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.85 C$ 3.75 C$      -2.60 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.99 C$ 3.03 C$      +1.08 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 C$ 33.55 C$      +39.79 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.84 C$ 4.91 C$      +28.07 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 C$ 26,000.00 C$      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,636.86 C$ 24,144.33 C$      +2.15 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Ottawa Edit Vancouver Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 143.16 C$ 87.45 C$      -38.91 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.26 C$ 0.39 C$      +46.19 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.17 C$ 82.61 C$      +12.89 %
Sports And Leisure
Ottawa Edit Vancouver Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.07 C$ 60.39 C$      +4.00 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 31.75 C$ 13.07 C$      -58.82 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 C$ 15.00 C$      +7.14 %
Childcare
Ottawa Edit Vancouver Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,230.77 C$ 1,216.60 C$      -1.15 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,000.00 C$ 22,285.71 C$      +48.57 %
Clothing And Shoes
Ottawa Edit Vancouver Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 65.83 C$ 73.40 C$      +11.50 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.85 C$ 49.34 C$      +3.13 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96.55 C$ 112.86 C$      +16.89 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 126.26 C$ 146.18 C$      +15.78 %
Rent Per Month
Ottawa Edit Vancouver Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,596.15 C$ 2,008.02 C$      +25.80 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,241.85 C$ 1,574.56 C$      +26.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,732.76 C$ 3,544.46 C$      +29.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,075.93 C$ 2,738.50 C$      +31.92 %
Buy Apartment Price
Ottawa Edit Vancouver Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 470.87 C$ 1,087.02 C$      +130.85 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 324.50 C$ 847.74 C$      +161.25 %
Salaries And Financing
Ottawa Edit Vancouver Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,941.26 C$ 4,532.57 C$      +15.00 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.05 2.77      -9.11 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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