Cost of living in Ottawa, Canada

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Latest price update: January 26, 2015.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district C$18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) C$8
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$5.75
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.64
12 eggs, large C$3.62
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.12
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.66
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes C$2.91
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$2.53
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$15
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.26
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.28
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$1,784
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$126
Internet 8MB (1 month) C$62
40” flat screen TV C$505
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt C$145
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$25
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$60
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) C$58
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) C$106
1 pair of leather business shoes C$110
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$25,262
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.24
Monthly ticket public transport C$97
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) C$15
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) C$13
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.30
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.23
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.18
Tube of toothpaste C$2.56
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$20
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$47
2 tickets to the movies C$24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$148
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert C$68
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$9
Capuccino in expat area of the city C$3.60
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$5.92
iPod nano 16GB C$131
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.30
1 month of gym membership in business district C$58
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes C$10

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