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);
  • Having said that, be prepared to see higher consumables pricing (food, clothing, etc.);
  • Owning your home (vs. renting) is the biggest differentiator in cost of living - home ownership here is still incredibly affordable, even though the housing market remained strong throughout the recent recession.