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Living in St. John's

St. John's at Night

By comparison, here are some local goods and services that you may want to compare to get a flavour for life in St. John's:

Tax:

  • Most things you purchase in St. John's will have HST added (13%)

School

  • Books for courses (varies): $60.00 - $120.00 per course
  • Photocopying (library): $0.08 a page
  • Printing (library): $0.05 a page
  • Student Card: first one is free; 2nd is $15.00
  • Locker: $20.00 (full year)

Household costs:

  • Rent for a month - shared dwelling, most things included: $450.00
  • Groceries for a month - $240.00
  • More details on living in St. John's

Life

  • A Coke / Pepsi (machine): $1.75
  • A bus (Metrobus) around town: $2.25
  • A taxi most places: $10 - $15
  • A pint at a local pub: $6.00+
  • Admission to the local museum / archives (the Rooms): $5.00 (hint: free first Saturday of the month and Wednesdays 7-9 p.m.)
  • A movie at the local theatre (Empire Theatres): $11.00
  • Live local theatre: $12.00 - $25.00
  • Supper at McDonald's: $7.50
  • Supper at a "decent spot" downtown (for 2): $40.00 - $50.00
  • Kraft dinner: $1.59 a box (buy in bulk and usually less that $1.00 a box)

All things added together, a typical semester in St. John's will can cost you $4500.00 plus the cost of tuition and books.

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