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Cost of Living in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is a province with a high quality of life and a low cost of living. The population has grown by over 144,000 in the last decade. The province is working to ensure that this steady growth continues and that Saskatchewan people experience the benefits of this growth.

Here are some of the reasons to consider Saskatchewan:

  • In Saskatchewan's cities and communities, housing costs are lower than in most major cities in Canada, and owning a home is affordable and achievable for many people.
  • Unlike in other provinces, there are no personal premiums or personal charges for basic and needed health care services in Saskatchewan.
  • The provincial sales tax of 6% is the lowest of any province that charges sales tax.
  • It costs less to go to and from work because the average commute time in Regina and Saskatoon is 20 minutes.

City Housing Comparison

Bungalow 2-Storey
Regina, SK 286,544 374,886
Saskatoon, SK 334,087 387,830
Calgary, AB 492,571 508,860
Greater Vancouver Area, BC 1,296,447 1,503,017
Winnipeg, MB 297,342 349,275
Greater Toronto Area, ON 811,090 989,498
Ottawa, ON 496,262 507,408
Greater Montreal Area, QC 329,796 529,683
Halifax, NS 274,321 349,159

Source: Royal LePage National House Price Composite in the Third Quarter 2019.

Taxes and Utilities

2019 Intercity Comparison of Taxes and Household Charges

Source: Saskatchewan Ministry of Finance, March 2019.

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