One of the reasons Saint Johners can live life on our terms is because of our very affordable cost of living - it's one of biggest changes newcomers to the Community enjoy.


  • In almost all cases our cost of living is lower than elsewhere in Canada, and most of the world (~10-30% lower than other Canadian cities). Recently rated by 2017 Demographia International Housing Affordability Study as one of the: Top 5 most affordable smaller Canadian cities.

    Rental Vacancy Rate- 7.8%

    Median Family income- $73, 600

    Top 5 Most Affordable Small Cities in Canada $168,221 average housing price


  • Having said that, be prepared to see higher consumables pricing (food, clothing, gas etc.);
  • Owning your home (vs. renting) is the biggest differentiator in cost of living - home ownership here is still incredibly affordable.