Cost of Living in Moncton

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$ 12.00-35.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 C$ 50.00-200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.50 C$ 9.00-13.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 4.00-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 C$ 4.50-15.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.00 C$ 3.00-6.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 C$ 2.00-2.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.68 C$ 1.25-2.50
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.27 C$ 5.59-18.93
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.70 C$ 1.81-4.50
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.59 C$ 1.36-3.63
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.42 C$ 2.50-4.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.40 C$ 2.27-8.16
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.45 C$ 2.72-9.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.63 C$ 2.72-36.29
Apples (1 lb) 2.04 C$ 1.36-4.08
Banana (1 lb) 1.02 C$ 0.73-2.27
Oranges (1 lb) 1.59 C$ 1.36-3.62
Tomato (1 lb) 1.49 C$ 0.91-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 1.89 C$ 0.27-2.95
Onion (1 lb) 0.68 C$ 0.45-2.49
Lettuce (1 head) 2.59 C$ 1.49-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.43 C$ 1.99-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 C$ 12.00-22.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.00 C$ 1.18-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 C$ 4.00-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.96 C$ 14.00-25.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 C$ 2.50-2.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 C$ 65.00-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$ 3.20-4.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 C$ 1.61-6.28
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 C$ 26.80-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.01 C$ 2.73-4.73
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 C$ 22,500.00-25,600.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,182.86 C$ 18,990.00-27,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 165.00 C$ 100.00-261.54
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 C$ 0.06-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 78.27 C$ 65.00-140.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 66.29 C$ 40.00-90.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.33 C$ 25.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.99 C$ 10.50-15.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 686.67 C$ 500.00-1,300.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,500.00 C$ 12,000.00-60,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.33 C$ 35.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.25 C$ 25.00-57.49
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95.50 C$ 75.00-155.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 106.50 C$ 80.00-250.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 930.31 C$ 800.00-1,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 743.58 C$ 600.00-885.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,554.17 C$ 1,300.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,218.18 C$ 1,000.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 150.00 C$ 100.00-200.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 150.00 C$
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,484.56 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.41 2.33-5.00

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12 Comments so far
Laura on Sep 21, 2019:
I lived in New Brunswick for 6 years in a small town outside of Moncton and loved it. I shared a two and a half bedroom apartment for $800 a month, including utilities and laundry. I found it very affordable. It is certainly not true that teachers in NB don't need to be trained. They need a Bachelors of Education just like everywhere else and, also like everywhere else, teaching jobs are still tough to get. Unfortunately, it is true that healthcare here is underfunded. This is not the place to move if you want warm weather, bustling urban life, and lots of shopping. But it is a great place if you want to be out of the rat race in a place with a beautiful landscape and an awesome, grassroots art and music scene.
RM on Mar 31, 2019:
Moved to Gatineau, Quebec to be closer to our adult children and grand kids after working/living near Ottawa, Ontario for 25 years. Thought New Brunswick might be good for us retired folk but now, reading here, guess otherwise. New Brunswick sounds pretty much like Quebec in sense that government is corrupt; half of government is in Mafia's pocket, the other half belong to Hells Angels MC Club. and taxes are quite high, healthcare is almost non-existent, but hydro is likely one of lowest priced in Canada. Housing here much more affordable than across the river in Ottawa where hydro and property taxes are sky-high. Seems to be at point now where very few places really left in Canada, fit to raise children. People saying B.C sucks now because of the Asians and high prices, Ontario isn't far behind now. I've been through Toronto several times; not a nice place! The Canadian version of Chicago or Detroit! Quebec has its ups and downs especially now with alarming influx of illegal immigrants tramping across into Quebec into RCMP's welcoming arms. Now New Brunswick not sounding much better. Where can someone go to live "post-retirement" in Canada to have good quality of life?
anonymous new monctonian on Mar 26, 2019:
Alby is really upset about life everywhere, it seems. Moved to Moncton / Riverview from Winterpeg. Prop tax is 2500 on 4 bedroom, 2 story, electric heat is 270 per month max. So far cheaper than Winnipeg, and warmer, less dry in New Brunswick winter and friendler. I won't even dignify a resonse to her "Asian" prejudice.
Pierre-Luc on Mar 09, 2019:
Alby, sounds like you're looking for an all-white city (?!) with a third-world cost of living, first-world services funded by an ultra-low tax revenue, so you can move to this mythical place and grace it with your chill, tolerant, ever-positive vibe. Good luck with all that.
Alby on Mar 01, 2019:
We moved here (Moncton NB)from BC in 2018 because BC is overrun with Asians and because of this the cost of a house has gone completely out of range and especially now with the tight mortgage rules it makes it near impossible to qualify. An entry level house on the outskirts of greater Vancouver is over a million dollars. Also auto insurance rates are very high in BC also due to the infestation of asians who are horrible drivers. To be clear I do not like Asians and lets not kid ourselves....they dont like us either. Thats why they all move to an area and take it over and price us out eventually. We decided to move to Moncton NB. The cost of housing here is much cheaper. We bought a large house on 2 acres, 10 minutes to the city for just over 300k. Sound great on paper but after living here for 6 months I can now comment on why NB sucks ass. The Government here is criminal and they are extorting money from the residents. Here are some examples. Yes housing is cheaper but property taxes are very high. A 250k house in Moncton that is not owner occupied can have property taxes of over $9,000 per year. Sales tax here is 15% on everything, even on utilities. In BC we only paid 5% tax on a lot of things such as utilities. Not here they rape you with 15% on everything including the purchase of a coffee all the way to a vehicle. Utilities here are shockingly high. When I got the first electrical bill I called because I thought there was a mistake. Our bill for 1 month was $400 and thats without AC or Heat on. In BC our hydro bill for a larger house was $60/mo. Our Enbridge gas bill her in NB was over $500 for one month and we barely used any gas. Its completely criminal the way the East Coast is governed. Its one big cash grab out here. So dont be fooled by the low purchase price of a house. They will make up for it everywhere else. Another thing is there are basically no family doctors out here. The health care system is 3rd world at best so hope you dont need medical attention. If you do you will have to go to the hospital and wait on average 8-10 hours to be looked at. Also winters are cold and long. We will stay here up to 2 years and then we're getting the hell out. To summarize Canada Sucks pretty much across the board in different ways depending on where you are. We all live in Tax farms and we dont have much of a choice.
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.