Cost of Living in Saint John

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1369
$3384
🛋️ Without rent
$708
$2216
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$661
$1168
🍽️ Food
$547
$1421
🚐 Transport
$46.3
$121
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2111
🏙️ Population
70.1K

The average cost of living in Saint John is $1369, which is in the top 35% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 3164th out of 9294 in our global list, 125th out of 153 in Canada, and 3rd out of 4 in New Brunswick.

The median after-tax salary is $2111, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months. Ranked 1099th (TOP 12%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 53rd best city to live in Canada, and 1st most liveable city in New Brunswick. With an estimated population of 70.1K, Saint John is the 72nd largest city in Canada.

✈️ Closest airport14 kmSaint John Airport
😷 Air qualityExcellent6.5 µg/m³
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Prices in Saint John

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$63.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.55
☕ Cappuccino
$4.3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.16

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$631
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$446
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$878
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$112
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$170
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1275
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1155

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.18
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$61.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.84

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.66
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.79
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.96
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.59
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.4
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.26
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.85
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.75
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.88
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.65
🚬 Cigarette pack
$13.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.86
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.94

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$68.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$601
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15135