Cost of Living in Moncton

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$ 13.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 C$ 40.00-75.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 C$ 7.80-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$ 3.50-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 C$ 3.60-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.95 C$ 2.50-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.13 C$ 0.99-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.70 C$ 0.79-2.40
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.57 C$ 5.19-12.45
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.62 C$ 1.79-3.62
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.20 C$ 0.54-2.72
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.50 C$ 2.50-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.31 C$ 2.27-5.67
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.75 C$ 2.27-8.16
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.74 C$ 4.54-11.79
Apples (1 lb) 1.88 C$ 0.45-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 C$ 0.32-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 2.04 C$ 0.97-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 1.99 C$ 0.45-2.99
Potato (1 lb) 1.32 C$ 0.27-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.09 C$ 0.45-1.45
Lettuce (1 head) 2.66 C$ 0.99-3.49
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 C$ 0.97-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 10.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.50 C$ 1.40-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.75 C$ 2.50-4.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 8.97-16.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 C$ 2.25-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 63.00 C$ 60.00-64.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 C$ 4.00-7.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 C$ 1.61-2.74
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 C$ 15.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.39 C$ 3.74-4.92
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,500.00 C$ 18,000.00-26,400.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,037.50 C$ 15,000.00-27,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 150.00 C$ 50.00-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 C$ 0.10-0.40
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 88.01 C$ 60.00-110.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.75 C$ 24.00-64.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36.67 C$ 25.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 C$ 12.00-15.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 678.00 C$ 500.00-850.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,000.00 C$ 4,716.00-16,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.57 C$ 35.00-90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.33 C$ 25.00-54.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 100.00 C$ 65.00-130.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 111.43 C$ 80.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 716.54 C$ 635.00-1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 655.00 C$ 520.00-850.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,195.45 C$ 1,000.00-1,550.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 977.50 C$ 800.00-1,250.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 192.50 C$ 139.35-318.25
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 152.28 C$ 150.00-154.57
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,571.58 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.58 2.50-5.00

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11 Comments so far

#sue on Dec 09, 2018 :
Thank you for all information on the site. It helps in research about moving/living there.
#Anonymous on Nov 28, 2018 :
I have lived in New Brunswick most of my life compared to the center of the universe Toronto which I live for three years this is Paradise yes we pay more and we have to wait longer but congratulations folks for Paradise this is where it's at if you have a problem with New Brunswick or the people in New Brunswick and you are from Ontario Quebec of the rest of Canada go home
#Andrew on Sep 13, 2018 :
Moved here from Ontario for health reasons. You can breath the air here. It saved my sons life. It is a pretty safe place to raise a family.
I miss the shopping in Ontario. There is a lack of consumer goods choices and locations. Consequently. Goods are 20% higher here than in Ontario.
The best paying jobs are with the government or the Irving Group. Otherwise expect a low paying job. Expect 10 to 30% less pay in most situations in general.
NB needs more teachers and healthcare providers, But I don't think it is in the provincial budget.
A lot of independent fundraising activities here.
I will probably move somewhere else when the kids finish university.
#Connie on Aug 27, 2018 :
Hi there,
How much does a teacher make in NB?
Is teaching on demand?
#J on Mar 18, 2018 :
New Brunswick is the worst place to live. I was raised in Ontario, but the cost of living i.e. bare essentials or groceries, not to mention the taxes are far higher the Ontario. The NB government is a money grabber for sure. Stay out of New Brunswick. One newspaper wrote that it would self destruct in 10 years and actually I can see it happening. Going back to Ontario.... this is a hell hole.
#Devyn Watmore on Jan 17, 2018 :
I actually appreciate this alot thankyou to whom ever made this and contributed thx :).
#Anonymous on Jun 13, 2017 :
As someone who lived in the greater Toronto area 5 years ago and moved to Moncton, here are my thoughts.
Housing, both rental and purchase are cheaper. a 2 bedroom apartment will rent for 850 per month. You can buy a semi detached (called a duplex here) for 160k. They typically do not have garages. A detached house ranges based on size, but a 1800 ft2 3 bedroom is 250k. A very nice "executive" detached home is 350k - 400k. Keep in mind that most people can't afford a 400k house here. Property taxes are high. a 250 - 300k house will run you 4000 a year in property tax. Electricity rates are high (although I know that Ontario's have gone up a lot). Expect 300 per month for electricity and water/sewer.
Outside of the cost of living, the negative is the school system. Slow curriculum, lots of students of parents that don't value education, and many teachers who shouldn't be teachers (teachers don't have to go to teachers college in New Brunswick to become teachers).
I also viewed French as a positive when I moved here but after 5 years you get very frustrated by seeing the provincial government make French a priority vs. trying to build an economy or educate students in science and math.
I'm actually looking to leave the province with my kids as I don't feel this is the right place to have them grow up.
#Cindy on Jan 19, 2017 :
Hi, please advise. I am barely surviving in Ontario and was hoping to move to New Brunswick as the cost of living is cheaper. By the comments it appears not. Can one actually live on minimum wage? Is there work? Average rental cost for 3 bedroom? Utilities cost? Utilities here are just as much as the rent is, can't do it anymore.
#Joann on Sep 19, 2016 :
Is the cost of living index being increased in Moncton New Brunswick this year? If so wh3n?
#Jc on Sep 18, 2016 :
I agree....this does not represent how expensive it is to live here and how little we make. My husband and i have full time professional jobs and are barely surviving here.
#Anonymous on Sep 13, 2016 :
> The average income AFTER taxes is not 29,000! That would suggest a higher paying job than minimum wage.

Of course the average income is going be higher than minimum wage. People earning minimum wage are going to be on the very low end, well under average.