The hidden gem of Canada, New Brunswick, is home to some of the country’s most beautiful and treasured cities and attractions. Though the province is not as populated as say Ontario, it has a character unique to all of Canada.
One of the great things about living in New Brunswick is the low cost of living. More so than other provinces in Canada, New Brunswick is perfect for a family to relocate to because it is so affordable to live there. Many newcomers find that they can quickly buy their own house in the province. The average price of a house is around $155,000
See more: Immigration program in New Brunswick
Apart from having well-priced real estate, Canadian essentials are also much cheaper in New Brunswick. You can expect your water, gas and electricity bills to be much lower than the rest of Canada. The cost of heating, power and food are likewise substantially lower than almost anywhere in North America.
As per Canadian law, all permanent residents and citizens of New Brunswick enjoy free universal healthcare. In other words, you can have most of your medical needs fulfilled free of charge thanks to New Brunswick Medicare.
New Brunswick is one of the provinces with the cheapest monthly rent.
In Moncton, according to the CMHC, a bachelor apartment is $607 per month and a one-bedroom apartment is $698 per month. For PadMapper, a bachelor apartment is $700 per month and a one-bedroom apartment is $930 per month.
In Fredericton, according to the CMHC, a bachelor apartment is $637 per month and a one-bedroom apartment is $747 per month. For PadMapper, a bachelor apartment is $755 per month.
In Saint John, according to the CMHC, a bachelor apartment is $526 per month and a one-bedroom apartment is $648 per month. For PadMapper, a one-bedroom apartment is $745 per month.
In Moncton, CodiacTranspo operates the city’s bus service
Single trip cash fare: $2.75
10 single-trip pass: $22
Monthly pass: $65
Saint John Transit serves the eponymous city
Cash fare: $2.75
Monthly pass: $77
Fredericton Transit operates the bus service in the city
Single trip: $2.75
Monthly pass: $80
Restaurants: a meal and a non-alcoholic drink sets you back $15 (plus tax and tip). Fancier restaurants are around $50-$80.
Bars: a beer is $4-$6 and your favourite cocktail $8-9$
Movie theatre: a ticket is between $10.25 and $11.50 (depending on the city)
Cigarettes: $13 for a pack of 20
Rent is cheaper than in many cities but food tends to be more expensive, especially produce, dairy products and eggs.