Charlotte vs Ottawa - Cost of Living Comparison

Charlotte Ottawa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2038
$1867
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4746
$4288
🏠 One person rent
$1214
$1071
🏘️ Family rent
$2103
$1707
🍽️ Food expenses
$509
$504
🚐 Transport expenses
$159
$172
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5286
$3431
😷 Air quality
Good
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
68
48
😀 Quality of life
89
90
🏙️ Population
875K
934K

The cost of living in Charlotte is 9% more expensive than in Ottawa. Cities ranked 463rd and 1884th ($2038 vs $1867) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 365th and 34th in the United States and Canada, respectively. Check the United States vs Canada comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.6 months in Charlotte compared to 1.8 months in Ottawa. Charlotte ranked 21st best city to live in the United States vs Ottawa ranked 10th in Canada, while ranked 111th and 88th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Charlotte vs Ottawa

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Charlotte Ottawa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.9
$14.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.6
$54.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.31
$8.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.38
$5.54
 Cappuccino
$4.88
$3.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.08
$2.17
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1415
$1159
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$973
$858
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2604
$1807
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1730
$1426
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.1
$98.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$134
$151
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$65
$54
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.21%
4.94%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3644
$5037
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1693
$3248
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.62
$2.92
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.1
$95.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.1
$16.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1.46
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$2.23
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.67
$1.87
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.02
$2.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.9
$3.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.77
$12.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.1
$11.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.42
$3.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.99
$3.21
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.08
$3.48
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$1.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$2.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$1.07
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.72
$2.01
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.4
$11.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.21
$2.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.27
$11.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.97
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.53
$4.38
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.15
$2.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74
$2.29
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.8
$49.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.9
$11.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$143
$65.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.6
$13.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.1
$56.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80
$79.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$913
$1062
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14990
$17102

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Cities near Charlotte

Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 10 mi Matthews
$1934
17 km or 11 mi Mint Hill
$1947
20 km or 13 mi Huntersville
$1946
23 km or 14 mi Indian Trail
$1948
28 km or 18 mi Cornelius
$1843
30 km or 18 mi Concord
$1876
31 km or 19 mi Gastonia
$1828
36 km or 22 mi Kannapolis
$1934
36 km or 22 mi Rock Hill
$1694
38 km or 23 mi Monroe
$1939
40 km or 25 mi Mooresville
$1919
57 km or 35 mi Lancaster
$2033
59 km or 37 mi Salisbury
$1949
62 km or 39 mi Statesville
$1944
63 km or 39 mi Shelby
$1911
72 km or 45 mi Hickory
$1641
94 km or 58 mi Forest
$1947
101 km or 63 mi Thomasville
$1508
104 km or 64 mi Rockingham
$1946
104 km or 65 mi Spartanburg
$1725
108 km or 67 mi Asheboro
$1950
111 km or 69 mi Winston-Salem
$1724
113 km or 70 mi High Point
$1642
120 km or 75 mi Kernersville
$1872
130 km or 81 mi Greer
$1940
132 km or 82 mi Greensboro
$1640
138 km or 86 mi Columbia
$1956
142 km or 88 mi Mauldin
$1938
143 km or 89 mi Lexington
$1948
147 km or 91 mi Greenville
$1750
152 km or 94 mi Florence
$2021
152 km or 95 mi Sumter
$1275
154 km or 96 mi Sanford
$1360
159 km or 99 mi Burlington
$1949
160 km or 99 mi Asheville
$2262
166 km or 103 mi Greenwood
$1937
176 km or 109 mi Fayetteville
$1570
179 km or 111 mi Chapel Hill
$2494
180 km or 112 mi Lumberton
$1820
184 km or 114 mi Anderson
$1764

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