Cost of living in Ottawa, Canada

Lunchtime menu in the business district C$14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) C$9
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$5.54
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.07
12 eggs, large C$4.16
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$3.84
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.61
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes C$3.07
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$2.76
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$16
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.04
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.22
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$2,136
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$134
Internet 8MB (1 month) C$54
40” flat screen TV C$558
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt C$149
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$9
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$21
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$60
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) C$46
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) C$106
1 pair of leather business shoes C$119
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$24,455
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.12
Monthly ticket public transport C$101
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$8
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.22
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.25
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.75
Tube of toothpaste C$2.95
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$23
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$123
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert C$83
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$3.99
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
iPod nano 16GB C$153
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.32
1 month of gym membership in business district C$63
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,229 prices entered by 329 different people.
Latest price update: October 07, 2015.

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