Cost of Living in Ottawa

Summary of cost of living in Ottawa, Canada:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 C$ 20.00-50.99
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 100.00-235.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$ 12.50-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 5.00-12.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.75 C$ 6.00-13.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.46 C$ 3.00-9.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.44 C$ 2.00-9.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 C$ 2.00-4.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.75 C$ 5.68-20.82
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.54 C$ 1.81-5.44
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.48 C$ 1.00-3.79
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.32 C$ 3.40-6.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.88 C$ 3.63-17.24
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.68 C$ 4.08-11.34
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.59 C$ 4.54-13.49
Apples (1 lb) 2.59 C$ 0.91-3.62
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 C$ 0.45-2.27
Oranges (1 lb) 1.88 C$ 0.60-3.08
Tomato (1 lb) 2.52 C$ 1.36-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.70 C$ 0.50-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 1.65 C$ 0.57-2.72
Lettuce (1 head) 3.19 C$ 1.00-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.23 C$ 1.19-3.49
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 13.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.51 C$ 2.00-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.48 C$ 2.50-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.50 C$ 15.00-20.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.75 C$ 3.60-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 128.75 C$ 120.00-165.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.12 C$ 3.18-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.46 C$ 3.38-5.63
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 C$ 27.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.74 C$ 5.28-6.70
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$ 27,000.00-38,300.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,613.70 C$ 25,000.00-27,382.58
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 267.07 C$ 163.46-381.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 58.83 C$ 40.00-90.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 80.28 C$ 60.00-122.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70.73 C$ 20.00-130.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 34.00 C$ 10.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.50 C$ 12.00-22.50
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,469.48 C$ 1,000.00-2,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,926.36 C$ 20,000.00-33,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 89.85 C$ 30.00-135.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 72.38 C$ 35.00-120.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 154.52 C$ 70.00-240.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 172.71 C$ 100.00-285.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,990.71 C$ 1,800.00-2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,820.87 C$ 1,600.00-2,550.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,278.80 C$ 2,700.00-4,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,589.14 C$ 2,300.00-3,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 913.11 C$ 500.00-1,486.44
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 714.46 C$ 400.00-1,161.28
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,821.01 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.91 5.50-9.21

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Last update: April 2024
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6 Comments so far
Anonymous on Apr 09, 2022:
this guy two comments below me, for mar 23,2022 post
he is tweaking looll
KEN FORD on Jan 04, 2022:
A more positive budget or statement on expenses would not reflect what each food product costs but an amount based on persons in the family and a total monthly amount. A more reflect the cost of living should clothing, not list what a pair of shoes costs, etc. Utilities should include all applicable amounts, ie. water, garbage, electricity. heating, etc. per month. I have kept records for over 50 years so my reflection of real costs is applicable.
Ann Cardinal on Feb 07, 2021:
Student housing. I have seen some for long term rental. Private homes with rooms for rent in Ottawa area. Average $600 to $800 hydro and wifi usually included. Other spaces shared. No locks on rooms and no safes for you private stuff. Usually parking available sometimes you have to pay.
Ann Cardinal on Feb 07, 2021:
Average 1 bedroom apartment easily $1,200 with or without hydro. In Casselman $1,500 1 bedroom (small) all included $1,500, large one bedroom $1,700 all included.
Townhouses in Ottawa area 3 bedroom, 1 to 2 bathrooms $1,950 to $2,300 average. 1 to 2 parking spaces free. Nothing else included. Most don't allow pets.
Anonymous on Jan 18, 2021:
can I know how much qualified marketer can earn in Ottawa
Anonymous on Sep 15, 2020:
Myanmar no need to be accountable for the genocide crime it committed upon the Rohingya race so Myanmar didn't learn a lesson and seemingly on the another march to commit another genocide on the Rakhine race by seemingly spreading coronavirus wickedly in the region where the Rakhine race dwell as accused by the AA leader recently.

Myanmar no needed to account for its first genocide crime upon the Rohingya race because the current sick China government abused its UN power to prevent Myanmar from being accused of its genocide crime.

So as long as China abuses its UN seat, Myanmar shall no need to account its genocide crimes.
Immoral China is not worthy of its UN seat so should be stripped of its UN seat and return to its original owner, the ROC government in Taiwan immediately for the sake of righteousness.

So both Myanmar and China should be taken as a genocide criminal and a supporter of the genocide criminal in order to expedite of returning justice to all victims of both genocide crimes committed by Myanmar.