Glasgow vs Ottawa - Cost of Living Comparison

Glasgow Ottawa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1533
$1867
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3750
$4288
🏠 One person rent
$841
$1071
🏘️ Family rent
$1500
$1707
🍽️ Food expenses
$409
$504
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$172
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3163
$3431
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
94
48
😀 Quality of life
96
90
🏙️ Population
626K
934K

The cost of living in Glasgow is 18% less expensive than in Ottawa. Cities ranked 2601st and 1884th ($1533 vs $1867) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 78th and 34th in the United Kingdom and Canada, respectively. Check the United Kingdom vs Canada comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Glasgow compared to 1.8 months in Ottawa. Glasgow ranked 2nd best city to live in the United Kingdom vs Ottawa ranked 10th in Canada, while ranked 11th and 88th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Glasgow vs Ottawa

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Glasgow Ottawa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$14.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.6
$54.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.14
$8.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.83
$5.54
 Cappuccino
$3.48
$3.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.73
$2.17
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$848
$1159
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$650
$858
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1683
$1807
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1189
$1426
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$98.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$178
$151
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.1
$54
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.24%
4.94%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5597
$5037
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$3248
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.01
$2.92
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$92.5
$95.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$16.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.89
$1.46
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$2.23
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.87
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$2.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.5
$3.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$12.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.9
$11.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$3.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$3.21
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$3.48
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$2.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$1.07
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$2.01
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.44
$11.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.05
$2.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.1
$11.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.69
$4.38
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.17
$2.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.16
$2.29
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$49.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$11.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$100
$65.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.7
$13.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.5
$56.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.7
$79.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$858
$1062
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14519
$17102

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Cities near Glasgow

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi East Kilbride
$1500
11 km or 7.1 mi Paisley
$1498
16 km or 10 mi Hamilton
$1497
19 km or 12 mi Cumbernauld
$1505
32 km or 20 mi Kilmarnock
$1148
34 km or 21 mi Greenock
$1198
35 km or 21 mi Stirling
$1282
37 km or 23 mi Irvine
$1496
40 km or 25 mi Alloa
$1497
46 km or 29 mi Livingston
$1378
50 km or 31 mi Ayr
$955
54 km or 34 mi Dunfermline
$1384
66 km or 41 mi Edinburgh
$1695
73 km or 45 mi Kirkcaldy
$1285
78 km or 49 mi Perth
$1553
97 km or 60 mi Dumfries
$1200
104 km or 65 mi Dundee
$1157
136 km or 85 mi Carlisle
$1273
152 km or 94 mi Whitehaven
$1461
161 km or 100 mi Bangor
$1128
170 km or 106 mi Newtownabbey
$1498
176 km or 110 mi Belfast
$1545
181 km or 112 mi Inverness
$1406
187 km or 116 mi Lisburn
$1495
191 km or 119 mi Douglas
$1482
193 km or 120 mi Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
195 km or 121 mi Aberdeen
$1302
196 km or 121 mi Gateshead
$1498
200 km or 124 mi Jarrow
$1496
201 km or 125 mi Tynemouth
$1496
202 km or 126 mi South Shields
$1502
203 km or 126 mi Washington
$1495
207 km or 128 mi Elgin
$1409
208 km or 129 mi Durham
$1372
210 km or 131 mi Sunderland
$1321
211 km or 131 mi Bishop Auckland
$1492
218 km or 135 mi Derry
$1261
219 km or 136 mi Morecambe
$1408
222 km or 138 mi Lancaster
$1424
227 km or 141 mi Darlington
$1211

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