Ottawa vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

Ottawa Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1867
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4288
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$1071
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$1707
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$504
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$172
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3431
$770
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
5 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
48
28
😀 Quality of life
90
61
🏙️ Population
934K
1.96M

The cost of living in Ottawa is 104% more expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 1884th and 5672nd ($1867 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 34th and 4th in Canada and Mexico, respectively. Check Canada vs Mexico comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Ottawa compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. Ottawa ranked 10th best city to live in Canada vs Tijuana ranked 3rd in Mexico, while ranked 88th and 5035th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Ottawa vs Tijuana

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Ottawa Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14.6
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.7
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.71
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.54
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$3.75
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.17
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1159
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$858
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1807
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1426
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.8
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$151
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$54
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.94%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5037
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3248
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.92
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$95.9
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.46
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.23
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.87
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.15
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.11
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.7
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.6
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.21
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.48
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.99
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.07
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.01
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.8
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.3
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$11.9
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.4
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.38
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.07
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.29
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$49.2
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.4
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$65.3
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.6
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$56.2
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.7
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1062
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$17102
$3578

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.5 mi Imperial Beach
$1939
11 km or 6.9 mi Chula Vista
$2696
15 km or 9.5 mi Las Delicias
$627
18 km or 11 mi National
$1939
21 km or 13 mi Rosarito Beach
$629
22 km or 14 mi Coronado
$1938
23 km or 15 mi Lemon Grove
$1945
24 km or 15 mi San Diego
$2797
27 km or 17 mi La Mesa
$2115
30 km or 19 mi El Cajon
$2038
38 km or 24 mi Santee
$1938
42 km or 26 mi La Jolla
$1946
48 km or 30 mi Poway
$1943
62 km or 38 mi Encinitas
$3096
66 km or 41 mi Escondido
$2829
69 km or 43 mi San Marcos
$1949
76 km or 47 mi Carlsbad
$2836
77 km or 48 mi Vista
$2327
81 km or 50 mi Oceanside
$2661
84 km or 52 mi Ensenada
$632
96 km or 59 mi Fallbrook
$1973
109 km or 67 mi Temecula
$2943
115 km or 72 mi San Clemente
$2454
117 km or 73 mi Murrieta
$2469
119 km or 74 mi French Valley
$1947
121 km or 75 mi Wildomar
$1942
122 km or 76 mi Dana Point
$1950
123 km or 77 mi San Juan Capistrano
$1946
128 km or 80 mi Laguna Niguel
$2819
128 km or 80 mi Menifee
$2200
131 km or 82 mi Laguna Beach
$1934
131 km or 82 mi Lake Elsinore
$1916
134 km or 83 mi Mission Viejo
$2087
135 km or 84 mi Rancho Santa Margarita
$2491
135 km or 84 mi Laguna Hills
$1934
135 km or 84 mi Hemet
$2225
138 km or 86 mi Aliso Viejo
$1980
138 km or 86 mi Lake Forest
$2334
139 km or 87 mi El Centro
$1725
140 km or 87 mi San Jacinto
$1952