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$4,820
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$2,023
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in St. John's, NL
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$12
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$3.12
12 eggs, large C$5.88
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$3.96
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$13
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$5.13
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$4.47
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$4.74
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$21
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.40
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.73
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$1,229
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$873
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$302
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,234
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$972
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$276
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$79
40” flat screen tv C$414
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$198
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$16
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$20
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$75
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$66
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$127
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$119
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$27,406
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.92
Monthly ticket public transport C$82
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$15
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Personal Care Update prices
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$47
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$6
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.03
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.26
Tube of toothpaste C$2.40
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$25
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$56
2 tickets to the movies C$29
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$93
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$107
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$6
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$627
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.80
1 month of gym membership in business district C$57
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$13
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 128 prices entered by 31 different people.
Latest price update: May 16, 2022

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