Cost of living in Ottawa, Canada

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) C$9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.40
12 eggs, large C$3.82
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.27
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.18
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$2.74
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$15
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.30
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$1.87
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$1,674
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area C$1,329
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$204
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area C$1,494
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area C$1,003
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio C$178
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) C$52
40” flat screen TV C$546
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) C$126
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$43
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$68
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) C$54
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) C$115
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$123
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$24,305
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$0.98
Monthly ticket public transport C$110
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$18
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$24
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) C$81
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.32
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.10
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.38
Tube of toothpaste C$2.89
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$23
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$48
2 tickets to the movies C$25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$104
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$96
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.95
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
iPod nano 16GB C$198
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.33
1 month of gym membership in business district C$51
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 382 prices entered by 91 different people.
Latest price update: February 21, 2017.

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