COST OF LIVING
Saskatoon’s quality of life is high, because the cost of living is low. In fact, Saskatoon has one of the lowest costs of living compared to similar cities across Canada. In Saskatoon, you can have all of the business, infrastructure and recreational amenities of a large city at a fraction of the cost.
You can own your own home and still have money for things you enjoy.
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Note: These indices are relative to New York City (NYC), meaning that for New York City each index would be 100(%). If another city has, for example, a rent index of 120, it means that on average in that city, rents are 20% more expensive than in New York City. A rent index of 70 means the average rent in that city is 30% less expensive than in New York City.
A Cost of Living Index is a relative indicator of consumer goods prices, including groceries, restaurants, transportation and utilities. The Cost of Living Index does not include accommodation expenses such as rent or mortgage.
Saskatoon is the official home to the three song commute! Our average commute time takes less than 20 minutes, compared to the national average of more than 26 minutes. Short commute times allows you to have more time to do the things that bring you joy.
What three songs would you play on your commute?
WEATHER AND SUNSHINE
Saskatoon is one of the sunniest places in Canada, with an average of 2,268 hours of sunlight each year! We have four distinct seasons – spring, summer, fall and winter – and our temperatures range from highs of 30°C in the summer months to -30°C in the winter.
There is nothing better than summertime in Saskatoon! The weather is usually warm and dry, making it the perfect time of year to be outside, whether it’s at one of our many playgrounds, or catching up with friend on a patio.
Yes, our winters can be cold, but with plenty of sunshine, low humidity levels and an abundant amount of snow you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities (just be sure to bundle up!).
HAVING FUN IN SASKATOON
Whether you’re interested in arts and entertainment, sporting events, good eats, or are looking for some family-friendly fun, Saskatoon is the place to be.
There are many activities in Saskatoon to keep any family busy! Whether your child is a budding athlete, an aspiring artist, or loves to spend time exploring outdoors, there are a ton of programs being offered throughout the city to keep them entertained.
And don’t forget about the array of festivals, events, museums, parks and trails that can be fun for the whole family.
Saskatoon has one of the highest restaurants per capita in Canada and we’re also home to countless bakeries, breweries and distilleries, making us a premier destination for foodies and mixologists alike!
You can kayak, canoe or paddle board down the South Saskatchewan River, which runs through the Saskatoon core, and check out fantastic view. Or hit up the Meewasin trail and walk, bike or run the more than 60 kilometres of trail that flanks each side of the river.
There are nearly 50 distinct neighbourhoods in Saskatoon that offer residents urban, artisan, trendy and even small-town experiences.
Life in Saskatoon
From a low cost of living and short commute times, to great schools and endless entertainment options, there’s no better place to work and play.
Business in Saskatoon
Saskatoon’s mix of economic diversity, low business costs and high quality of life make it the perfect place for businesses and people to thrive.