Ottawa vs Toronto - Cost of Living Comparison

Ottawa Toronto
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1867
$2286
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4288
$5218
🏠 One person rent
$1071
$1372
🏘️ Family rent
$1707
$2258
🍽️ Food expenses
$504
$526
🚐 Transport expenses
$172
$258
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3431
$3653
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
5 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
48
84
😀 Quality of life
90
94
🏙️ Population
934K
2.73M

The cost of living in Ottawa is 18% less expensive than in Toronto. Cities ranked 1884th and 261st ($1867 vs $2286) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 34th and 6th in Canada.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Ottawa compared to 1.6 months in Toronto. Ranked 10th vs 3rd best cities to live in Canada, and 88th vs 31st among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Ottawa vs Toronto

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Ottawa Toronto
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14.6
$14.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.7
$65
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.71
$9.16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.54
$5.68
 Cappuccino
$3.75
$3.74
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.17
$1.94
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1159
$1399
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$858
$1187
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1807
$2405
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1426
$1985
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.8
$86.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$151
$133
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$54
$55.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.94%
5.21%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5037
$9852
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3248
$7729
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.92
$2.55
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$95.9
$119
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$16.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.46
$1.44
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.23
$2.43
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.87
$2.37
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.15
$2.48
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.11
$3.23
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.7
$13.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$12.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13
$13.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.6
$3.15
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$1.31
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.21
$3.2
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.48
$3.3
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.99
$2.37
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
$2.33
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.07
$1.03
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.01
$2.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.8
$12.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.3
$2.59
🚬 Cigarette pack
$11.9
$12.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.4
$9.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.38
$4.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.07
$2.19
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.29
$1.89
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$49.2
$46.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.4
$11.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$65.3
$64
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.6
$19.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$56.2
$61.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.7
$90.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1062
$1248
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$17102
$20903

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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

Cities near Toronto

Distance City Cost of living
20 km or 13 mi Vaughan
$2378
23 km or 14 mi Mississauga
$2225
24 km or 15 mi Richmond Hill
$2166
26 km or 16 mi Markham
$2466
31 km or 19 mi Brampton
$1957
34 km or 21 mi Oakville
$2191
35 km or 22 mi Ajax
$2264
46 km or 28 mi Halton Hills
$1700
50 km or 31 mi Oshawa
$1649
51 km or 32 mi Burlington
$2146
54 km or 34 mi New Tecumseth
$1701
56 km or 35 mi St. Catharines
$1822
60 km or 37 mi Hamilton
$1926
65 km or 40 mi Orangeville
$1894
67 km or 41 mi Niagara Falls
$1756
71 km or 44 mi Niagara Falls
$1398
71 km or 44 mi Guelph
$1800
77 km or 48 mi Welland
$1715
81 km or 50 mi Grand Island
$1940
81 km or 51 mi Lockport
$1940
82 km or 51 mi North Tonawanda
$1948
82 km or 51 mi Cambridge
$1699
84 km or 52 mi Barrie
$1447
89 km or 56 mi Brantford
$1816
90 km or 56 mi Amherst
$1942
92 km or 57 mi Kitchener
$1693
94 km or 58 mi Waterloo
$1907
96 km or 59 mi Buffalo
$1690
100 km or 62 mi Cheektowaga
$1942
100 km or 62 mi Clarence
$1938
103 km or 64 mi West Seneca
$1945
103 km or 64 mi Orillia
$1869
105 km or 65 mi Lancaster
$1934
111 km or 69 mi Peterborough
$1799
112 km or 70 mi Hamburg
$1904
114 km or 71 mi Orchard Park
$1941
132 km or 82 mi Stratford
$1754
146 km or 91 mi Greece
$1946
146 km or 91 mi Chili
$1943
148 km or 92 mi Gates
$1947