Cologne vs Ottawa - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Ottawa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$1867
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$4288
🏠 One person rent
$800
$1071
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$1707
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$504
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$172
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$3431
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
91
48
😀 Quality of life
95
90
🏙️ Population
1.08M
934K

The cost of living in Cologne is 20% less expensive than in Ottawa. Cities ranked 2657th and 1884th ($1502 vs $1867) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 34th in Germany and Canada, respectively. Check Germany vs Canada comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Cologne compared to 1.8 months in Ottawa. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Ottawa ranked 10th in Canada, while ranked 15th and 88th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cologne vs Ottawa

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Cologne Ottawa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$14.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$54.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$8.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$5.54
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$3.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$2.17
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$1159
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$858
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$1807
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$1426
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$98.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$151
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$54
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
4.94%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$5037
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$3248
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$2.92
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$95.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$16.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$1.46
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$2.23
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$1.87
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$2.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$3.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$12.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$11.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$3.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$3.21
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$3.48
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$2.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$1.07
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$2.01
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$11.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$2.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$11.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$4.38
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$2.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$2.29
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$49.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$11.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$65.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$13.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$56.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$79.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$1062
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$17102

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Distance City Cost of living
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Hurth
$1222
10 km or 6.4 mi Leverkusen
$1474
10 km or 6.4 mi Frechen
$1221
13 km or 7.9 mi Bruhl
$1161
13 km or 7.9 mi Pulheim
$1219
14 km or 8.4 mi Wesseling
$1214
14 km or 8.5 mi Bergisch Gladbach
$1186
15 km or 9.3 mi Niederkassel
$1217
16 km or 10 mi Rosrath
$1219
18 km or 11 mi Monheim am Rhein
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Dormagen
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Erftstadt
$1218
19 km or 12 mi Langenfeld
$1217
20 km or 12 mi Troisdorf
$1221
20 km or 12 mi Leichlingen
$1219
20 km or 12 mi Kerpen
$1218
21 km or 13 mi Bornheim
$1213
21 km or 13 mi Lohmar
$1215
22 km or 14 mi Bergheim
$1138
23 km or 15 mi Siegburg
$1212
24 km or 15 mi Overath
$1217
25 km or 16 mi Sankt Augustin
$1219
25 km or 16 mi Bonn
$1440
26 km or 16 mi Hilden
$1218
26 km or 16 mi Solingen
$969
27 km or 17 mi Elsdorf
$1214
28 km or 17 mi Wermelskirchen
$1221
28 km or 17 mi Haan
$1215
28 km or 18 mi Bedburg
$1214
29 km or 18 mi Hennef
$1216
31 km or 19 mi Grevenbroich
$1218
31 km or 19 mi Remscheid
$1209
31 km or 20 mi Erkrath
$1221
33 km or 20 mi Konigswinter
$1215
34 km or 21 mi Euskirchen
$1211
34 km or 21 mi Neuss
$1281
34 km or 21 mi Mettmann
$1218
35 km or 21 mi Zulpich
$1221
35 km or 21 mi Meckenheim
$1218
35 km or 22 mi Dusseldorf
$1470

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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