Cost of Living in Saskatoon

Summary of cost of living in Saskatoon, Canada:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.50 $ 9.48-29.17
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 72.92 $ 58.34-94.80
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.75 $ 7.29-10.21
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.83 $ 4.38-6.56
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.56 $ 5.47-7.29
Cappuccino (regular) 3.66 $ 2.19-4.81
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 $ 1.46-2.55
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.62 $ 1.09-1.93
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.58 $ 4.74-13.80
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.28 $ 1.12-3.30
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.71 $ 0.66-3.31
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.35 $ 1.82-4.38
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.73 $ 2.65-6.62
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.48 $ 2.32-6.92
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.97 $ 3.97-9.48
Apples (1 lb) 1.74 $ 0.66-2.32
Banana (1 lb) 0.65 $ 0.30-1.65
Oranges (1 lb) 1.68 $ 0.99-3.31
Tomato (1 lb) 1.19 $ 0.66-1.80
Potato (1 lb) 1.04 $ 0.26-1.98
Onion (1 lb) 0.96 $ 0.66-1.32
Lettuce (1 head) 2.60 $ 1.82-2.92
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.92 $ 0.94-3.28
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.58 $ 9.48-21.88
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.31 $ 1.99-4.38
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.89 $ 2.19-6.56
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.58 $ 12.40-18.23
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.19 $ 2.19-2.55
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.63 $ 60.52-80.21
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.46 $ 2.92-3.65
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.93 $ 1.17-3.52
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 14.58 $ 14.58-21.88
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.19 $ 3.65-4.39
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,777.17 $ 24,777.17-25,522.43
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,900.63 $ 19,967.71-21,876.36
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 228.17 $ 139.29-437.53
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 65.56 $ 36.46-83.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.52 $ 43.75-116.67
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.02 $ 19.75-51.04
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.45 $ 10.94-10.94
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.58 $ 14.58-17.50
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 619.83 $ 583.37-656.29
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,136.05 $
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.17 $ 43.75-91.88
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 54.87 $ 25.52-80.21
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 104.17 $ 87.51-127.61
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 133.69 $ 102.09-182.30
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 902.40 $ 729.21-1,458.42
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 811.25 $ 656.29-1,155.80
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,640.73 $ 1,312.58-2,114.72
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,414.67 $ 1,093.82-1,604.27
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 250.85 $
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 164.80 $
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,538.47 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.72 5.00-6.90

Prices in Saskatoon

This city had 383 entries in the past 12 months by 49 different contributors.
Last update: June 2024
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5 Comments so far
Kal on Mar 20, 2023:
Living wage as of 2022 was estimated at just under $17 an hour. With inflation on the rise it is clearly over $17. Minimum wage in Saskatchewan is set at $13 an hour. With it being raised to $14 by October 2023. If you are uneducated or have an "undesirable" foreign education, then good luck ever making a decent living here.
Gary on Mar 16, 2023:
Wow. I can’t believe the negative comments. I guess those leaving them are, unfortunately, the entitled who believe government and their fellow citizens should support them and provide everything they want and need for free. IMO Saskatoon is great little city. Pretty affordable, lots to do and good opportunities for employment. If you are someone with a desire to succeed, want to work and enjoy and laid back atmosphere, Saskatoon is a good place to live.
Mark on Dec 05, 2021:
Saskatoon is like any other city in Canada, problems due to corrupt politicians lining their pockets is common under Conservative leadership. For example, in response to the pandemic, the prov gov offered subsidized (aka welfare) tax incentives for HOME RENOVATIONS, which specifically targets those with funds for renovations and multiple properties to renovate to increase property value. This was yet another in a long line of welfare to already rich people. Farmer landlord welfare is common throughout the year and usually doesn't get local news coverage at all.

Saskatchewan functions much like anywhere with conservative majority. If you're rich, the government helps you get richer. You're allowed to bring in dirt-poor immigrants and drive wages down for everyone else as a business owner. You retain the liberty to ruin your community through driving wages down and unsustainable business practices. If you're poor, good luck, the housing benefit is $500 and the lowest rent in the city is $800-900.
Candace on May 24, 2021:
Yes I agree with almost everyone’s view of Saskatoon.
It seems the government (Provincial and Municipal) is really disconnected from reality and the needs of the citizens. They and their wealthier friends would rather stop on or over you than help the people of Saskatoon. The pull a lot of secret and back door deals too that put citizens at risk of more struggles.
This city has the citizens acting like the wealthy politicians and CEO’s, greed and scams is what they are all about.
The city asks high rates for waste disposal and small garbage bins, high costs for the dump and wonder why people are complaining that the city is shingling with excess dumping throughout the alleys and basically anywhere they can find! Keep raising the costs and have no shelters or decent addiction centres and you keep driving up the crime and addictions, because of poverty. There is no such thing as affordable housing in this city, the slumlords ask more for rent than people can use towards shelter. If they are on assistance, they can’t even afford a bedroom in someone’s home! $1500 for two bedroom main floor, that is shared with the owner, is absolutely ridiculous and the city doesn’t even ensure that these places are liveable. This City and Province is all about the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. Soon the whole country will be filled with looters, addicts and destruction, because the wealthy and all the religions only care about getting what they want, not what they need.
Tracey on Aug 04, 2020:
There are way too many foreigners here in Saskatoon who are willing to work for peanut wages. I'm not surprised the minimum wage here in this province is one of the lowest in Canada.

Foreigners here are keeping wages low in Saskatoon. Why hire a Canadian and pay them fair wages with benefits, when you can hire a cheap Filipino worker and pay them the bare minimum with NO benefits? The ONLY reason these foreign workers put up with slave wages is because their jobs are tied to their permanent residency in Canada. If they quit their minimum wage jobs, they are deported back to their third world countries.

Unfortunately, wages here in Saskatoon do not reflect the true cost of living.