Ottawa

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
147/263
Details
Large apartment$1215.81
Medium apartment$1040.64
Rent index [score]0.71
Small apartment$865.48

Cost of Living

5
120/261
Details
5km taxi ride$7.20
A Cappuccino$3.10
A beer$2.10
A kilogram of Apples$2.90
Bread$1.30
Inflation [score]0.55
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$36.00
Monthly public transport$84.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$75.33

Startups

6
60/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups15
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.51
Coworking spaces [score]0.32
Meetups [score]0.42
Meetups groups111
Meetups members36329
Number of investors54
Number of startup events in the last 12 months636
Number of upcoming meetup events45
Startup climate scene [score]0.56
Startup events47
Startup events89
Startup events [score]0.64
Startups [score]0.69
Total number of startups193

Venture Capital

4
108/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.37

Travel Connectivity

2
207/260
Details
Airport hub26
Airport hub [score]0.18
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

5
115/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Canada/Ottawa
Traffic handling [score]0.61

Business Freedom

9
47/259
Details
Business freedom81.80
Business freedom [score]0.80
Freedom from corruption81.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.89
Lack of labor restrictions72.60
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.67
Time to open a business1.50
Time to open a business [score]1.00

Safety

9
35/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.92
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents31
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.95
Lack of guns [score]0.86
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.90

Healthcare

8
69/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.66
Healthcare quality [score]0.80
Life expectancy (years)82.17
Life expectancy [score]0.93

Education

5
69/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Ottawa
Best university ranking275
Country mean scores in PISA math test515.43
Country mean scores in PISA reading test523.12
Country mean scores in PISA science test525.44
PISA math ranking (high school)9
PISA ranking8
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.93
PISA reading (high school)7
PISA science (high school)10
Percent of happy students0.79
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.14
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.11
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.10
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.16
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.13
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.11
University quality [score]0.12

Environmental Quality

9
14/264
Details
Air quality [score]1.00
Cleanliness [score]0.85
Drinking water quality [score]0.87
Urban greenery [score]0.92

Economy

6
91/258
Details
Currency for urban areaCAD
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.45
GDP per capita$44843.44
GDP per capita [score]0.71

Taxation

7
20/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.96
Income tax level [score]0.51
Profit tax (% of profit)0.21
Time overhead to file company taxes131
VAT (Sales Tax)0.05

Internet Access

8
22/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)44.39
Internet access (download) [score]0.73
Internet access (upload) [score]0.79
Upload speed (Mbps)24.57

Leisure & Culture

6
117/263
Details
Art galleries64
Art galleries [score]0.67
Cinemas47
Cinemas [score]0.51
Comedy clubs16
Comedy clubs [score]0.69
Concert venues85
Concerts [score]0.56
Historical sites46
Historical sites [score]0.62
Museums40
Museums [score]0.60
Performing art venues85
Performing arts [score]0.56
Sport venues41
Sports [score]0.62
Zoos7
Zoos [score]0.62

Tolerance

5
196/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.80
LGBT Equality Index82.02
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.84
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✖ Unequal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (5-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsVaries by Region
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rightsVaries by Region
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalityVaries by Region
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.24

Outdoors

6
64/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.26
Median peak in meters574.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)71.00
Water access [score]0.84
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Ottawa are in the 120th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$1,053$1,378
$1216
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$36
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$38
Monthly public transport$84
Lunch$13
-30%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Ottawa are above average. For this job type, Ottawa ranks 90th for salaries among 264 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Ottawa.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$54,575
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

30.80
Guns per 100 people
1.97
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Ottawa in position 28 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa, Canada

240 Argyle Ave., Ontario K2P 1B9, Canada

Phone: (+1) (613) 563-4223, (+1) (613) 563-4265

Embassy of Canada in Kabul, Afghanistan

Street No. 15,, House No. 256, Wazir Akbar Khan

Phone: (011 93 (0) 799) 742-800

Startup Visa

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

246.7

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Ottawa

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On living in Ottawa

Ottawa is the capital of Canada. The city is situated on the Ontario side of the Ottawa River, opposite Gatineau, Quebec. The metropolitan population of Ottawa is just under a million. It is the sixth largest city in Canada (fourth largest if Gatineau is included), and the second largest in Ontario after Toronto.

The city is bilingual: English is the first language of a majority of the population, but French is the first language of roughly 15%. Ottawa is home to Canada's largest French-speaking population outside of Quebec. Staff in most stores and restaurants speak both well and, in general, bilingualism is common.

Ottawa is home to many of the world's cultures as thousands of immigrants from around the world now call Ottawa home. The city is probably best known as the nation's capital but has become one of the fastest growing cities in North America owing to the booming high-tech business sector and has earned the name "Silicon Valley North".

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