Cali vs Ottawa - Cost of Living Comparison

Cali Ottawa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$555
$1867
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1391
$4288
🏠 One person rent
$213
$1071
🏘️ Family rent
$370
$1707
🍽️ Food expenses
$190
$504
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$172
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$321
$3431
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
45
48
😀 Quality of life
55
90
🏙️ Population
2.47M
934K

The cost of living in Cali is 70% less expensive than in Ottawa. Cities ranked 7750th and 1884th ($555 vs $1867) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 5th and 34th in Colombia and Canada, respectively. Check Colombia vs Canada comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Cali compared to 1.8 months in Ottawa. Cali ranked 4th best city to live in Colombia vs Ottawa ranked 10th in Canada, while ranked 5807th and 88th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cali vs Ottawa

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Cali Ottawa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.63
$14.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.2
$54.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.83
$8.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$5.54
 Cappuccino
$1.73
$3.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$2.17
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$261
$1159
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$133
$858
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$408
$1807
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$268
$1426
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.1
$98.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.2
$151
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.7
$54
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.18%
4.94%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$778
$5037
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$716
$3248
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$2.92
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.6
$95.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.81
$16.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.59
$1.46
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.95
$2.23
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.86
$1.87
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$2.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.91
$3.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.29
$12.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.75
$11.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.31
$13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$3.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$3.21
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$3.48
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$1.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$2.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.48
$1.07
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.2
$2.01
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.3
$11.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.72
$2.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.95
$11.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.22
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.99
$4.38
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.71
$2.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.69
$2.29
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.8
$49.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.85
$11.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$65.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.45
$13.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.2
$56.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$70.7
$79.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$119
$1062
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4295
$17102

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Cities near Cali

Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Palmira
$391
74 km or 46 mi Buenaventura
$433
80 km or 50 mi Tulua
$393
111 km or 69 mi Popayan
$400
148 km or 92 mi Neiva
$390
154 km or 96 mi Armenia
$421
160 km or 100 mi Cartago
$392
170 km or 105 mi Salento
$422
178 km or 111 mi Pereira
$414
184 km or 114 mi Ibague
$363
213 km or 132 mi Girardot
$360
214 km or 133 mi Manizales
$474
227 km or 141 mi Florencia
$389
251 km or 156 mi Quibdo
$425
262 km or 163 mi Pasto
$405
285 km or 177 mi Facatativa
$379
285 km or 177 mi Soacha
$466
301 km or 187 mi Bogota
$679
308 km or 192 mi Tumaco
$432
316 km or 196 mi Ipiales
$422
321 km or 200 mi Envigado
$500
329 km or 204 mi Medellin
$648
330 km or 205 mi Villavicencio
$411
330 km or 205 mi Zipaquira
$443
339 km or 210 mi Bello
$402
386 km or 240 mi Ibarra
$556
421 km or 261 mi Tunja
$367
446 km or 277 mi Esmeraldas
$655
463 km or 288 mi Quito
$806
469 km or 291 mi Duitama
$444
471 km or 293 mi Sogamoso
$341
500 km or 311 mi Barrancabermeja
$376
504 km or 313 mi Yopal
$428
506 km or 314 mi Santo Domingo
$590
518 km or 322 mi Turbo
$430
554 km or 344 mi Floridablanca
$404
556 km or 346 mi Bucaramanga
$480
571 km or 354 mi Ambato
$577
595 km or 369 mi Quevedo
$621
596 km or 370 mi Monteria
$486

Cities near Ottawa

Distance City Cost of living
7.4 km or 4.6 mi Gatineau
$1490
19 km or 12 mi Kanata
$1876
87 km or 54 mi Cornwall
$1358
94 km or 58 mi Brockville
$1710
124 km or 77 mi Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
$1670
128 km or 80 mi Mirabel
$1704
130 km or 81 mi Vaudreuil-Dorion
$1703
138 km or 86 mi Saint-Jerome
$1712
141 km or 87 mi Saint-Eustache
$1698
143 km or 89 mi Kirkland
$1706
144 km or 89 mi Blainville
$1711
146 km or 90 mi Sainte-Therese
$1698
147 km or 91 mi Pointe-Claire
$1694
147 km or 91 mi Boisbriand
$1663
147 km or 91 mi Dollard-des-Ormeaux
$1710
147 km or 91 mi Kingston
$1601
150 km or 93 mi Le Ray
$1942
152 km or 94 mi Dorval
$1698
152 km or 94 mi Chateauguay
$1753
153 km or 95 mi Laval
$1389
157 km or 98 mi Saint-Lin-Laurentides
$1709
158 km or 98 mi Cote-Saint-Luc
$1701
160 km or 100 mi Mount Royal
$1704
162 km or 101 mi Watertown
$2132
163 km or 102 mi Terrebonne
$1714
163 km or 102 mi Westmount
$1699
166 km or 103 mi Saint-Constant
$1706
167 km or 104 mi Montreal
$1727
167 km or 104 mi Mascouche
$1247
170 km or 106 mi Saint-Lambert
$1700
170 km or 106 mi Candiac
$1705
170 km or 106 mi Longueuil
$1411
171 km or 106 mi La Prairie
$1707
175 km or 109 mi Brossard
$1559
176 km or 109 mi Boucherville
$1708
177 km or 110 mi Repentigny
$1704
178 km or 111 mi Varennes
$1701
183 km or 114 mi L'Assomption
$1708
183 km or 114 mi Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
$1696
185 km or 115 mi Sainte-Julie
$1707