Cost of living in Ottawa, Canada

Lunchtime menu in the business district C$16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) C$8
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$5.31
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$1.73
12 eggs, large C$3.33
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$3.33
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.17
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes C$3.75
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$2.68
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$16
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.27
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.31
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$1,693
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$137
Internet 8MB (1 month) C$50
40” flat screen TV C$562
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt C$138
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$9
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$20
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$59
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) C$48
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) C$103
1 pair of leather business shoes C$120
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$23,934
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.13
Monthly ticket public transport C$100
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) C$19
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) C$9
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.26
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.22
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.49
Tube of toothpaste C$2.59
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$22
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$47
2 tickets to the movies C$25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$122
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert C$80
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$3.66
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$6
iPod nano 16GB C$138
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.32
1 month of gym membership in business district C$62
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,957 prices entered by 295 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2015.

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