Average rental costs in Saint John

There are many types of rental units available in Saint John, each having its own advantages and disadvantages. You will need to compare the alternatives and decide which type of unit is best for you.

Rent will vary noticeably from one accommodation to another depending upon factors such as location, size, condition, and special features. Average monthly rents for the Saint John area are:

  • Room in privately-owned home $350 - $550 **
  • Bachelor Apartment (including heat & lights, unfurnished) $500 - $650
  • 1-Bedroom Apartment (including heat & lights, unfurnished) $550 - $700
  • 2-Bedroom Apartment (including heat & lights, unfurnished) $700 - $900
  • 3-Bedroom Apartment (including heat & lights, unfurnished) $900 - $1200

** This is a room in someone's home or apartment and is most often furnished. Meals are occasionally included, but more often kitchen privileges are offered. Usually the people placing these ads are not students.

There are both advantages and disadvantages of renting a furnished apartment. Furnished apartment are more expensive and the decor may not suit your tastes. Feeling at home with someone else's furnishings may not be easy, and these may be added discomfort because you must answer to someone else for the condition of the furniture. However, there is a major advantage when it comes to moving into/out of a furnished unit. The move is quicker, easier, and of course, less expensive.