Saskatoon

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
111/265
Details
Large apartment$1200.00
Medium apartment$1000.00
Rent index [score]0.72
Small apartment$800.00

Cost of Living

5
180/248
Details
5km taxi ride$0.97
A Cappuccino$3.30
A beer$2.30
A kilogram of Apples$3.40
Bread$1.10
Inflation [score]0.50
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$44.00
Monthly public transport$69.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$66.73

Startups

3
198/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.27
Coworking spaces [score]0.30
Meetups [score]0.12
Meetups groups11
Meetups members1028
Number of investors1
Number of startup events in the last 12 months77
Startup climate scene [score]0.44
Startup events74
Startup events [score]0.62
Startups [score]0.35
Total number of startups21

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

1
236/266
Details
Airport hub9
Airport hub [score]0.13
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.13

Commute

6
46/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.98

Business Freedom

9
48/264
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
177/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.49
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]0.83
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.89

Healthcare

8
100/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.63
Healthcare quality [score]0.69
Life expectancy (years)82.17
Life expectancy [score]0.93

Education

5
62/240
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 ranking5
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.97
PISA reading (high school)2
PISA science (high school)6
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
74/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.95
Cleanliness [score]0.63
Drinking water quality [score]0.73
Urban greenery [score]0.80

Economy

6
92/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1.27
Currency for urban areaCAD
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.45
GDP per capita$44843.44
GDP per capita [score]0.72

Taxation

7
21/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.96
Income tax level [score]0.50
Profit tax (% of profit)0.21
Time overhead to file company taxes131
VAT (Sales Tax)0.05

Internet Access

5
158/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)33.38
Internet access (download) [score]0.50
Internet access (upload) [score]0.47
Upload speed (Mbps)11.04

Leisure & Culture

1
264/264
Details
Art galleries25
Art galleries [score]0.29
Cinemas13
Cinemas [score]0.39
Comedy clubs8
Comedy clubs [score]0.59
Concert venues46
Concerts [score]0.44
Historical sites1
Historical sites [score]0.10
Museums6
Museums [score]0.10
Performing art venues29
Performing arts [score]0.20
Sport venues9
Sports [score]0.39
Zoos3
Zoos [score]0.57

Tolerance

7
116/266
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]0.63

Outdoors

1
261/266
Details
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)483.00
Water access [score]0.10
Sign up to get a free city match score based on your personal preferences
Sign up for a free Teleport account to personalize city data.
Budget your housing and living costs, salaries and jobs.
Get started

Cost of living

Costs of living in Saskatoon are in the 180th place of all 248 Teleport cities and the second 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)

$1,200$1,300
$1200
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$44
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$39
Monthly public transport$69
Lunch$11
-25%
compared to
San Francisco

Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

16%
For annual salary of $40000
20%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

5%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

60/266

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

10/263
Sign up for a free Teleport account to personalize city data.
Budget your housing and living costs, salaries and jobs.
Get started
Sign up for a free Teleport account to personalize city data.
Budget your housing and living costs, salaries and jobs.
Get started

Explore the streets of saskatoon

Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

299.5

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

Sign up for a free Teleport account to personalize city data.
Budget your housing and living costs, salaries and jobs.
Get started
Sign up for a free Teleport account to personalize city data.
Budget your housing and living costs, salaries and jobs.
Get started

On living in ...

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".

Read more

Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Canada
12th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

8th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

36th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

29th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

24th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

22nd

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

21st

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

3rd

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

See details ▽

Still have questions?