Family Budget

On November 2020, the Family Program sent out an anonymous survey to students living in St John’s with their family. This process was done in consultation with two SWASP students, which is a program specifically for student who are also parents. Student-parents provide great feedback and perspectives to the Family Program. These students felt that families needed a budget that better reflects the cost of raising a family in St John’s, Newfoundland.

Please note, these numbers are ESTIMATES ONLY, and are meant to guide you in your family budgetting. 

For more information on the SWASP program please click here.

Estimated cost for a family (Accommodation)

Estimated cost for a family (Food/Grocery)

Estimated cost for a family (Fuel, Car Insurance, Bus Fare, and Taxi)

For information on the Metrobus fares click here.

Estimated cost for a family (Toddler Care, Preschool care, after school care, and before and after school care – calculated for full day care, 5 days/week)


Internationalization Office

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000