Cost of living in Ottawa, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Ottawa

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$6,034
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$3,140
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Ottawa
Current as of Jul 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$24
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$14
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.96
12 eggs, large C$5.18
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$5.37
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$5.39
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$3.17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.42
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$18
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.86
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.69
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$2,538
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,750
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$250
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,787
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$1,370
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$113
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$63
40” flat screen tv C$350
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$132
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$15
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$32
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$75
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$51
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$115
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$179
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$26,711
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.45
Monthly ticket public transport C$129
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$23
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$27
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) C$84
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$5.66
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.64
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.76
Tube of toothpaste C$2.28
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$26
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$61
2 tickets to the movies C$30
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$260
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$148
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$5.78
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$9
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$582
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.33
1 month of gym membership in business district C$67
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$16
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 120 prices entered by 31 different people.
Latest price update: July 22, 2024

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