Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Ottawa 

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Consumer Prices in Ottawa are 6.37% lower than in Toronto (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Ottawa are 13.03% lower than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Ottawa are 24.41% lower than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Ottawa are 7.32% lower than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Ottawa are 7.45% lower than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Ottawa is 1.25% lower than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Ottawa Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 25.00 C$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 101.12 C$ 80.00 C$      -20.89 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.50 C$ 12.00 C$      -4.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 7.00 C$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$ 9.00 C$      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.73 C$ 4.90 C$      +3.66 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.57 C$ 2.73 C$      +6.07 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.04 C$ 1.98 C$      -3.11 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Ottawa Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.95 C$ 9.50 C$      -20.49 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.10 C$ 2.60 C$      -16.05 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.69 C$ 1.66 C$      -2.12 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.93 C$ 3.86 C$      -1.76 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.20 C$ 7.03 C$      -2.30 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.43 C$ 7.09 C$      -4.63 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.52 C$ 7.35 C$      -2.25 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.97 C$ 2.15 C$      +9.30 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 C$ 0.74 C$      -4.21 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.91 C$ 1.78 C$      -6.68 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.10 C$ 2.06 C$      -1.83 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.67 C$ 0.99 C$      -40.65 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.37 C$ 1.12 C$      -18.37 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.06 C$ 2.77 C$      -9.42 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.03 C$ 2.01 C$      -0.93 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -6.25 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.08 C$ 3.10 C$      +0.48 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.75 C$ 3.00 C$      -20.14 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.50 C$ 15.00 C$      -14.29 %
Transportation
Toronto Edit Ottawa Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.25 C$ 3.73 C$      +14.62 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$ 122.50 C$      -21.47 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.44 C$ 4.12 C$      -7.09 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 3.11 C$      +10.29 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.00 C$ 24.00 C$      -22.58 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.43 C$ 7.32 C$      -1.50 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 C$ 28,700.00 C$      +2.50 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,828.75 C$ 25,856.14 C$      +0.11 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Ottawa Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 169.19 C$ 161.55 C$      -4.51 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.42 C$ 0.29 C$      -30.43 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 76.13 C$ 79.30 C$      +4.17 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Ottawa Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 62.86 C$ 70.63 C$      +12.36 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.82 C$ 29.12 C$      +17.34 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Childcare
Toronto Edit Ottawa Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,592.47 C$ 1,311.11 C$      -17.67 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,544.17 C$ 19,250.00 C$      -27.48 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Ottawa Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 85.46 C$ 71.43 C$      -16.42 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.62 C$ 49.64 C$      +0.05 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 125.15 C$ 106.29 C$      -15.07 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 135.37 C$ 142.44 C$      +5.22 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Ottawa Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,184.65 C$ 1,710.42 C$      -21.71 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,849.61 C$ 1,364.71 C$      -26.22 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,581.13 C$ 2,723.33 C$      -23.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,974.24 C$ 2,205.88 C$      -25.83 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Ottawa Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,190.83 C$ 593.32 C$      -50.18 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 911.49 C$ 385.00 C$      -57.76 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Ottawa Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,282.97 C$ 4,536.80 C$      -14.12 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.19 4.93      -5.00 %
Last update: September 2022September 2022
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