Cost of Living in Ottawa | Ontario

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1572
$3630
🛋️ Without rent
$703
$2205
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$869
$1426
🍽️ Food
$446
$1162
🚐 Transport
$149
$386
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2716
🏙️ Population
934k

The average cost of living in Ottawa is $1572, which is in the top 23% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2134th out of 9294 in our global list, 28th out of 153 in Canada, and 13th out of 43 in the Ontario.

The median after-tax salary is $2716, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months. Ranked 48th (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 5th best city to live in Canada, and 3rd most liveable city in Ontario. With an estimated population of 934k, Ottawa is the 4th largest city in Canada.

✈️ Closest airport5 kmOttawa / Rockcliffe Airport
😷 Air qualityExcellent7.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank255University of Ottawa
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Prices in Ottawa

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$50.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.07
☕ Cappuccino
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.58

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$948
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$719
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1582
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1216
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$61.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$42.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.42%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3530
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2120

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.65
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.86

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.06
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.36
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.36
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.71
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.66
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.94
🚬 Cigarette pack
$11.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.69
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.77

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$55.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$829
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10670

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