Saint John travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Saint John

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Saint John for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 677* (868 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • /
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 10.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 1601* (2058 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • NC
  • $ 62 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 21 per person

Total budget:

$ 2826* (3612 $)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Saint John compared to Canada in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Saint John in 2020 is 4% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Saint John in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Saint John by expense type

Restaurant budget in Saint John

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Saint John is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 12/person
($ 6.2 to $ 21)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 33/person
($ 24 to $ 40)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.5/person
($ 6.2 to $ 7.8)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6.1 for 500ml
($ 4.3 to $ 8.6)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.4 for 330ml
($ 3.1 to $ 5.9)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.3/cup
($ 2.4 to $ 6.8)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.2/can
($ 1.9 to $ 2.4)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7/bottle
($ 1.6 to $ 1.9)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Supermarket food budget in Saint John

On average, the price of supermarket food in Saint John is 10% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.4/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 3.1)

157% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2/500g
($ 1.6 to $ 3.1)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 4.8/kg
($ 1 to $ 6.7)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.7/12 eggs
($ 2.4 to $ 4.7)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.7/kg
($ 6.2 to $ 9.8)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 14/kg
($ 7.3 to $ 24)

48% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 4.8/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 8.6)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.6/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 5.1)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 4.3)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.9/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 5.1)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 2.7/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 3.1)

50% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.3
($ 1.2 to $ 4.5)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 12/kg
($ 8.6 to $ 14)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Public and private transport budget in Saint John

On average, the price of transport in Saint John is 15% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.2/ticket
($ 2.2 to $ 2.2)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 61/month
($ 54 to $ 61)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.8/km
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.9
($ 3.9 to $ 3.9)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5

Budget for living and housing in Saint John

On average, the cost of housing in Saint John is 21% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 149/month
($ 79 to $ 236)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.5)

84% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 61/month
($ 52 to $ 71)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 685/month
($ 587 to $ 940)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1504
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 542/month
($ 470 to $ 704)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1203
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1194/month
($ 900 to $ 1409)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2437
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 900/month
($ 783 to $ 1174)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1911
Gym
Gym
$ 35/month
($ 7.8 to $ 60)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 905/month
($ 412 to $ 1643)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1048
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 14859/yr
($ 4693 to $ 25025)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18340

Leisure activity budget in Saint John

On average, budget for leisure activities in Saint John is 10% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10.2/ticket
($ 9.4 to $ 12)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 26/hr
($ 9.4 to $ 36)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Saint John

On average, shopping budget in Saint John is 9% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 12/pack
($ 9.3 to $ 21)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 47
($ 33 to $ 64)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 33
($ 21 to $ 60)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 67
($ 60 to $ 79)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 78
($ 48 to $ 119)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

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About this information on the cost of living in Saint John

The information about the cost of living in Saint John shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Saint John was updated on 22-05-2020.

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