Saskatoon

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
133/263
Details
Large apartment$1258.38
Medium apartment$1015.12
Rent index [score]0.74
Small apartment$771.85

Cost of Living

5
165/261
Details
5km taxi ride$0.84
A Cappuccino$3.40
A beer$2.20
A kilogram of Apples$2.80
Bread$0.91
Inflation [score]0.49
Lunch$10.00
Monthly fitness club membership$39.00
Monthly public transport$65.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$61.67

Startups

2
231/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.32
Meetups [score]0.12
Meetups groups8
Meetups members492
Number of investors1
Number of startup events in the last 12 months19
Number of upcoming meetup events2
Startup climate scene [score]0.25
Startup events14
Startup events10
Startup events [score]0.43
Startups [score]0.34
Total number of startups9

Venture Capital

2
216/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.16

Travel Connectivity

1
232/260
Details
Airport hub9
Airport hub [score]0.12
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.13

Commute

5
77/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.90

Business Freedom

9
47/259
Details
Business freedom81.80
Business freedom [score]0.80
Freedom from corruption81.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.89
Lack of labor restrictions72.60
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.67
Time to open a business1.50
Time to open a business [score]1.00

Safety

7
176/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.47
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents31
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.95
Lack of guns [score]0.86
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.90

Healthcare

8
92/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.65
Healthcare quality [score]0.72
Life expectancy (years)82.17
Life expectancy [score]0.93

Education

5
78/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Saskatchewan
Best university ranking450
Country mean scores in PISA math test515.43
Country mean scores in PISA reading test523.12
Country mean scores in PISA science test525.44
PISA math ranking (high school)9
PISA ranking8
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.93
PISA reading (high school)7
PISA science (high school)10
Percent of happy students0.79
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.14
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.11
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.10
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.16
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.13
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.11
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

8
48/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.86
Cleanliness [score]0.68
Drinking water quality [score]0.86
Urban greenery [score]0.92

Economy

6
91/258
Details
Currency for urban areaCAD
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.45
GDP per capita$44843.44
GDP per capita [score]0.71

Taxation

7
20/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.96
Income tax level [score]0.51
Profit tax (% of profit)0.21
Time overhead to file company taxes131
VAT (Sales Tax)0.05

Internet Access

4
187/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)20.91
Internet access (download) [score]0.47
Internet access (upload) [score]0.30
Upload speed (Mbps)6.35

Leisure & Culture

1
263/263
Details
Art galleries25
Art galleries [score]0.29
Cinemas12
Cinemas [score]0.39
Comedy clubs7
Comedy clubs [score]0.59
Concert venues42
Concerts [score]0.44
Historical sites1
Historical sites [score]0.10
Museums6
Museums [score]0.10
Performing art venues28
Performing arts [score]0.21
Sport venues9
Sports [score]0.39
Zoos3
Zoos [score]0.57

Tolerance

7
77/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.80
LGBT Equality Index82.02
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.84
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✖ Unequal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (5-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsVaries by Region
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rightsVaries by Region
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalityVaries by Region
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.56

Outdoors

1
252/260
Details
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)483.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Saskatoon are in the 165th place of all 261 Teleport cities and the third most expensive in Canada. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$1,052$1,465
$1258
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$39
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$39
Monthly public transport$65
Lunch$10
-26%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$47,960
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

30.80
Guns per 100 people
1.97
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Saskatoon in position 186 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

299.5

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Saskatoon

Saskatoon is a city in central Saskatchewan. With a metropolitan population of over 300,000 people, it is the province's largest city, and its economic and cultural hub. It has a beautiful setting along a river, and makes the most of it with parks and bridges. It's a little oasis among wheat fields.

Saskatoon is located on bluffs along the South Saskatchewan River. Early planners set aside the riverfront for parks. Several bridges cross the river, affording gorgeous views of river, trees, and skyline.

Founded in 1906, with growth driven by immigration, railroad links, and mining wealth, Saskatoon offers cultural sophistication and wealth of Art Nouveau architecture. That, together with the river and its bridges, gives it the nickname of "Paris of the Prairies".

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