Ottawa-Gatineau is Canada’s Capital Region, known as the National Capital Region. Ottawa has a cost of living index of 66.35. The cost of living in the Ottawa-Gatineau region is high but it can be considered relatively low when compared to some other big cities such as Toronto and Vancouver. The estimated monthly expense for a single person is $997.60, while the estimated monthly expense for a family of four is $3,618.78. Here is a breakdown of the expenses. Rent The average cost of rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Ottawa–Gatineau is $1,154.98 per month, the cost of a two-bedroom apartment is up to $1,400 per month while the cost of a three-bedroom apartment in the city center is $1,950 per month. Utilities Utilities include electricity, water, natural gas, and even cell phones. In Ottawa–Gatineau, utility expenses can account for $200 each month. Groceries The average household grocery in Ottawa–Gatineau is $50 a week; this adds up to $200 a month. Transportation An adult pass in Ottawa–Gatineau costs $103.25 per month. The transportation cost is even higher (up to $500) if you have a car. To learn more about Ottawa–Gatineau, click here.