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Cost of Living in Saskatoon

Summary about cost of living in Saskatoon:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.62 C$ 12.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 C$ 50.00-75.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.99 C$ 8.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 C$ 5.00-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 C$ 6.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.50 C$ 3.50-6.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 C$ 2.00-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.93 C$ 1.50-2.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.98 C$ 6.00-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.46 C$ 1.71-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.03 C$ 1.36-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.24 C$ 2.50-4.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.72 C$ 3.17-5.90
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.07 C$ 4.50-7.71
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.71 C$ 4.00-7.66
Apples (1 lb) 1.71 C$ 1.36-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 0.80 C$ 0.36-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.86 C$ 1.36-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 2.00 C$ 1.04-5.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.51 C$ 0.68-2.85
Onion (1 lb) 1.59 C$ 0.45-3.17
Lettuce (1 head) 4.66 C$ 3.00-8.90
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.08 C$ 2.00-5.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 16.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.71 C$ 2.63-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.80 C$ 4.00-5.20
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 12.00-18.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$ 2.50-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 83.00 C$ 78.00-83.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 3.75-4.75
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.03 C$ 1.61-3.11
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 C$ 26.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.50 C$ 4.02-4.88
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 C$ 19,000.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,466.00 C$ 16,796.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 238.86 C$ 141.67-350.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.34 C$ 0.25-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 81.03 C$ 62.50-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.41 C$ 35.00-75.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.33 C$ 0.00-70.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 C$ 11.50-15.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 760.62 C$ 700.00-800.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,000.00 C$
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.42 C$ 35.00-99.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.00 C$ 30.00-49.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.11 C$ 70.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 117.79 C$ 80.00-180.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 991.59 C$ 800.00-1,350.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 841.40 C$ 750.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,592.44 C$ 1,300.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,367.50 C$ 1,200.00-1,650.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 236.25 C$ 188.00-300.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 396.66 C$ 150.00-889.99
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,069.72 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.66 3.00-4.00

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Last update: October 2019
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28 Comments so far

#Syed Batl on Aug 29, 2019 :
What are the chances to get part time or full time jobs in Saskatoon? . What is the average wage in Saskatoon?. What about University of Saskatchewan?
#TUggy on Jul 18, 2019 :
Still laughing at the guy who referred to Saskatoon as "the big city". There isn't even close to half a million people living there. Maybe if you come from Bumfuck, Saskatchewan then Saskatoon is a big city, but I assure you that Saskatoon is a town - just one of many across Canada that is only now catching up with the rest of the world thanks to the Internet.
#Oyin on Jun 28, 2019 :
I am a black immigrant who has lived in Saskatoon a little over one year and I am yet to experience racism. People are generally very nice (or pretend to be) and the enlightened whites are usually very kind and helpful. Every city has it's ills and having traveled around the country as a result of my job, I have come to love Saskatoon because of the quality of life here and the relatively lower cost of living. The traffic is also not as bad as some make it sound.

To those who believe that immigrants are the cause of the problems they have in Saskatoon, I guess they lack exposure. If they were exposed to other climes, they'll understand that immigrants bring nothing but progress to Saskatoon. Immigrants are not the ones committing the crimes, neither are they the ones relying heavily on the government. They pay their dues and only benefit from the same programs that everyone else have access to and immigrants are never given preference over indigenes, only when indigenes are not qualified, are immigrants given the opportunity.
#Nacks on Jun 13, 2019 :
Suck it Saskatoon, you arrogant racist settlers made your bed, now lie in it. Everything that goes on here is all part of the society that YOU built. Stop blaming First Nations people and immigrants. You've had everything handed to you your entire lives. YOU voted in the government, YOU turned a blind eye to social structures that help lift people out of poverty, YOU created the nightmare that this utter shithole is. I don't feel the least bit sorry for you. I do however, feel sorry for the First Nation and immigrant community that you lazy ugly rednecks have forced into segregation so another strip mall can be opened with all the best American fast food chains. Burn baby, burn.
#Gideon on Jan 05, 2019 :
Danielle, Saskatoon is a beautiful city...with some problems. A huge drug problem (meth; not limited to Saskatoon, the whole province has issues), poverty, crime (spiking because of drugs), a massive influx of immigrants (not necessarily a bad thing), an infrastructure that can’t keep up with growth, high home prices, and an iffy economy.

But... Saskatoon’s still a pretty nice place to live.

A graduate degree won’t guarantee you anything, but it might give you an advantage depending on your field.

But... Saskatoon’s still a pretty nice place to live.

The largest groups of immigrants here do tend to keep to themselves in small but ever-growing pockets in the city. This seems to be more and more common everywhere, though. Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg... So although Saskatoon should be very multicultural, and technically it is by virtue of its population, it still kind of isn’t because no one, except an enlightened few, seem to want to mix and mingle.

But... Saskatoon’s still a pretty nice place to live.

There is a component to Saskatoon’s population that is made up of xenophobic white people. They’re the ones whose comments you read below. Since Saskatoon’s inception they’ve had a privileged place as the “dominant” culture. But they are learning that the world isn’t actually mostly white, it’s 2019 not 1819, and Saskatoon isn’t the isolated landlocked whites-only backwater they thought it was. These people are loud, but this makes them easy to spot and avoid. I’m a white person and I avoid them. They’re just bloody embarrassing. They’re also a dying breed, so there’s some hope.

But... Saskatoon’s still a pretty nice place to live.

These things having been said, most people are pretty nice here. The city has some nice places, the river is beautiful, there’s live music, theatre, outdoor stuff to do. And the fact is, Saskatoon needs progressive people. If you move here, participate. Contribute. That’s the key. The people who feel the most isolated or threatened living here don’t participate or contribute to community. It can be intimidating given the things I’ve listed above. But it’s rewarding and makes you feel like you’re part of the city.

Saskatoon’s still a pretty nice place to live.
#Danielle on Jan 01, 2019 :
I am living in Toronto and would like to move to Saskatoon. I have a graduate degree, so my question is how easy/hard it will be to find work once I move there. Hopefully, some of the problems that exist in Toronto will not be in Saskatoon or at least on a lesser scale. The comments about immigrants have not been lost on me, I notice that there are some who blame their difficulties on immigrants. My hope is that, those views are not the the general feeling expressed at large. It is understandable how some people might feel if they live in a place all their lives and others arrive and are more prosperous. As long as immigrants are educated and working to achieve their prosperity, as long as immigrants are not collecting social benefits I don't see a reason for the bitter attacks. It is true that some immigrants stay in their own communities, speak their own languages and live as if they have not left their place of origin, not all immigrants are that way.
#Nicole on Aug 04, 2018 :
Well now that I see all of this hatred for native and Filipino people on this site I am not so sure that I would like to emmigrate to Canada. I can not believe this bigotry and it sounds more like the US than I can bear to think. If you were educated you would know that Native people are begging in your streets because of the White people that came to THEIR LANDS AND KILLED THEIR PEOPLE WITH DISEASES AND FORCED REMOVAL ALMOST TO THE POINT OF GENOCIDE. Then you sit there and wonder why the fuck generations later they are begging in the streets. What do you think happened to freed SLAVES in the US? Do you really think they were able to re-establish themselves when they had everything including their culture taken away?
#Nima on May 27, 2018 :
Hello!
We are a 4-person family includes two children.How much we have to pay in average for a normal life there without rent? Thank you so much.
#Jean on May 24, 2018 :
If you walk around in the downtown area of Saskatoon, I guarantee you that there will ALWAYS be at least one native person approaching you and asking you for some change. It happens ALL THE TIME.
#Better Than U on Apr 10, 2018 :
#Don,
If you think evacuating seems like a good idea, then maybe you should keep to yourself because Saskatoon is a beautiful city and deserves more respect than you give it. it has gave you a place to lay your head and has kept a roof over your head as well so if you are going to be disrespectful find somewhere else. Saskatoon is not a bad place to live and us white people don't care where we live so please, don't be racist.
#Don on Apr 04, 2018 :
Increasingly Saskatoon has thirdworld ghettoes forming all over the place. It used to be mainly the west side, but now the east side is getting pretty bad too. You really notice when going into stores that there are lots of foreigners as customers and now staff too.

White people are evacuating to Martensville and Warman and outside the city limits. Evacuation seems like a good idea.
#Raegan Husch on Mar 09, 2018 :
this was a very helpful website considering i want to buy an apartment in Saskatoon in order to become a vet. i need this living expense for a project that we are doing in Grade.7. since i have to consider my living expense, this was extremely helpful and i will use this again in my near future. so thank you very much for your consideration and commitment to this website. my cost right now is about $19,107.58 to live in Saskatoon. That doesn't include my transportation, my vehicle payment, my insurance, and my extra add on living things. So i will agree with some of you that this is a very expensive city to live in. i hope my veterinarian pay checks will cover that :)
#Yoyo on Feb 04, 2018 :
Saskatoon is becoming more and more like Manila, Philippines everyday.
#Pete on Nov 08, 2017 :
There are so many Filipinos here in Saskatoon. As a waitress, I consistently notice that they never leave a tip whenever they eat out at restaurants, even when they are given excellent service. Why are Filipino people so cheap? Can someone explain this to me?
#marshal on Oct 04, 2017 :
Edit* 500/month for power water
100/month for gas
#Sonic on Oct 04, 2017 :
Historical property tax hikes every year since I bought a house. For 2018 they will raise taxes again and yet they just cut back services to save money! garbage pickup is now bi-weekly for example

Lots of imagrints, that are willing to work longer for less in every industry. They can afford to make less because the government aids them or they cram huge extended families into the same house

Restaurants are expensive here and if You do make it out, You can't even enjoy a glass of wine with your meal because with a B.A.C OF .004 you can have your vehicle impounded for 3 days minimum

Power water gas are all higher than What's indicated. I pay $500/month for a 1150 SQFT house with basement suite.
#Vinod on Mar 23, 2017 :
Hello!Can you pl tell me the current monthly expenses of one person in Saskatchwen,Canada.

Thank you,
Vinod
#Tulsi on Jul 20, 2016 :
Hi there!Can you please help me with the average cost of living increase for Saskatchewan for 2015-2016.

Thank you!
#Simon on Jun 28, 2016 :
I am 34, I have lived here all my life. I am so unhappy here now.

Because of the booming economy third world immigration has exploded. Because of over-demand, houses are completely un-affordable, especially single detached houses. There seems to increasingly be crime problems in the inner city. I don't think it is going to be possible to have a family life here in the way that I had when I grew up.

The new immigrants seem to keep within their own communities mostly. At work I know some of these people and they are very nice, but they keep to their own people outside work.

There is no reason for me to care about this place when the government puts me in personal competition with third world migrants for resources, while at the same time changing the community into a place that I don't want to live.

The local whites seem to have no community organization. It is frustrating dealing with being increasingly marginalized and dis-attached to the city that I grew up in. I feel that if I was in a all white community it would be much easier to make strong friends and meet suitable women and be generally happier.
#Hank on Apr 02, 2016 :
Too Cold, Too many Stups, Too much to live, Too many potholes, Too stupid of Mayor
#John on Apr 02, 2016 :
Saskatoon is s shit hole of all shit holes. If you like rednecks and people with little brains this is you place to be.
#anon on Mar 18, 2016 :
Saskatoon will be a third world city in less than twenty years. If you are one of the shitskin invaders to Canada stay the f*** out. Everything is ridiculously overpriced and your salary might be as low as zero dollars per hour if you happen to be one of the "victims" of human trafficking at one of our esteemed higher learning institutions.
#derek on Mar 12, 2016 :
I grew up in Saskatoon and am 32 now. Yes the housing prices have gone up among other things but that is happening across Canada. If you want to live in a big city you'll pay city prices. My wife and I are only min from the city and got a new 1300 Sq ft bilevel with hard wood etc for 350k which isn't too bad. I make over 80k a year as a mechanic and the wife makes 65k as a teacher. If you can only amount to a starting position for a 16 year old you won't make ends meet anywhere. Work hard, advance then be rewarded. Registered nurses can make around 90 to 100k a year, higher end sales over 100k if your good, managers could be anywhere from 60 to 200k a year. Those are just a few examples and yes if you only want to pump gas or flip burgers you'll only make 25k a year. Our River front is coming along quite nicely. There's lots of trails/paths and attractions all year as well. Yeah the roads suck but having the freeze thaw cycle we do every year is what causes the roads to be messed up. Can't really help that and they do get out and try to repair as much damage as they can before winter his again. Just be careful and not careless and you shouldn't wreck the front end of your car.
#anon on Mar 07, 2016 :
Diverse means less White people. They are wiping us out. I wouldn't move to Saskatoon if it were the last place on earth.
#Kain on Feb 11, 2016 :
Saskatoon is over charged on everything and the average pay doesnt get you by. Youll have nothing but stress in this city, no matter how hard people try to mask it. Go for a walk around the whole city, talk to average people. Theyll tell you the strugles. Talk is cheap until your here. Houses used to go for 100,000 plus 10 yrs ago, now that same place is worth 450,000! How can you imagine buying a house & having a family? Food is way to high. Maybe crime is so high because the rich aren't helping the poor and middle class. They have the power to change things and don't. My whole family was born and raised here and don't want to leave. Feels like I'm being forced to leave my own home. What happened about my grandparents working hard for this country and turned it into the successful place it is today are getting screwed. These new foreigners did nothing to create Canada and are benefiting of us. What happened to helping your own people first(don't bite off more than you can chew)
#l schultz on Jan 09, 2016 :
Saskatoon is a great place to live!like any city we have growing pains but it is a friendly and diverse city.
#anon on Nov 10, 2015 :
Saskatoon has been destroyed by greedy bankers and hordes of ungrateful third world immigrants. The mayor is a complete asshole who thinks he is better than everyone else. City employees apparently have nothing better to do than prey on the elderly and the sick and extort money out of them through the corrupt courts.
#$hitholeStoon on Nov 03, 2015 :
Lived in Saskatoon 35 years. Moved away 12 years ago to a bedroom community. Only stay here because I have a well paying job in the mining industry. 15 years ago when there were about 175,000 people traffic was bad the way the city is set up. Now, with about 230,000 it is downright ridiculous. No bypass road so the semi's hog up the streets and slow everything down. Roads suck, potholes everywhere, and the lazy asses that work for the city are too lazy to take down road construction signs at the end of the day or after a job is done. Not one worker around for days and a crappy 60k sign slowing traffic down. Housing, food and general cost of living is through the roof. Crime is rampant with all the $hitty little gangs. The government brags about all the people here and that it is good for the economy. Bull$hit. All that did is make it harder to have decent quality of life. My first house sold for 89,900 in a bad part of town. That same house now is 339,000. I got lucky when I built my house 12 years ago. Everything done for 210,000. My house is now worth 465,000. I got lucky. However, most people are not as lucky as there will be a bust in housing soon. My advice is to stay away.