Cost of living in St. John's, NL, Canada

Summary of cost of living in St. John's, NL

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$5,335
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$2,597
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List of prices in St. John's, NL, Canada. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.15
12 eggs, large C$4.06
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$5.16
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.61
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$4.72
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$19
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.45
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.53
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$1,857
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,459
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$281
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,367
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$920
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$211
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$77
40” flat screen tv C$580
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$173
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$13
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$21
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$71
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$51
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$109
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$118
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$27,115
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.28
Monthly ticket public transport C$78
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$23
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$15
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) C$46
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.17
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.60
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.66
Tube of toothpaste C$2.32
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$21
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$59
2 tickets to the movies C$28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$88
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$95
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.97
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$607
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$1.25
1 month of gym membership in business district C$52
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$14
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 218 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2020

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