Livability Score

i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (46) A+
Entertainment (34) A+
Food and Drink (134) A+
Fitness (22) A+
Groceries (25) A+
Parks (194) A+
Shops (200) A+
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 2.7% take public transportation in St. John's.
Public Transit Stops (207)
Stops & Stations
Workers Taking Public Transit
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in St. John's is 84/100 - which is 1% lower than Newfoundland and Labrador.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime C-

St. John's crime rates are 3,906 per 100k, which is 20% lower than Newfoundland and Labrador
Property Crime
2,803 crimes per 100k
Violent Crime
1,103 crimes per 100k
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employment C-

The median income in St. John's is $79,167 - which is 7% higher than Newfoundland and Labrador.
Med. Household Income
Unemployment Rate
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (54)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
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housing B

St. John's home prices are $286,777 - which is 10% lower than Newfoundland and Labrador
Home Price
Home Appreciation Rate
Home Affordability
3.6x (home price to income ratio)
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schools A-

The St. John's graduation rate is 87% - which is 12% higher than Newfoundland and Labrador
School Test Scores
High School Grad. Rates
Elementary Schools (21) F
High Schools (13) A+
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ratings A+

St. John's has an overall rating of 85% from 5 reviews.
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Living in St. John's, NL

St. John's Area Facts

  • St. John's has a Livability Score of 87/100, which is considered exceptional
  • St. John's crime rates are 20% lower than the Newfoundland and Labrador average
  • Cost of living in St. John's is 1% lower than the Newfoundland and Labrador average
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St. John's, NL

The capital and largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s sits on Newfoundland Island at the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula. It is the easterly most city in North America and the second largest in Atlantic Canada. Still, St. John’s is only the 20th largest city in the country. The city has a rich history that dates back to the 16th century. In fact, it is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. Today, St. John’s is a driving force in the oil and gas industry, as well as having a strong hold on tourism.

When it comes to living in St. John’s, it is a stunning city that includes both historic and modern architecture. St. John’s is home to a total of 21 National Historic Sites of Canada, which are ranked high on the list of things to see by any St. John’s city resident. Many of these are in Downtown St. John’s along with the central business district, some of the best shopping the city has to offer and its trendiest nightlife scene. Places like the renowned George Street, the Mile One Centre and The Rooms are all located here. Around 10 percent of the population live in the downtown area, most of which are under the age of 35. Unfortunately, St. John’s is not the safest city, as it is pegged as having the twelfth highest crime rate in the country. But it wasn’t always like this. The city was once one of the safest in the country.

St. John’s is home to the largest university in Atlantic Canada; the Memorial University of Newfoundland. It is also home to the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland and the College of the North Atlantic, as well as a few private colleges. There are also a plethora of primary, elementary and secondary schools in the city, a couple of which are Francophone schools. In short, St. John’s is a highly educated city. Over 96 percent of the population uses English as its mother tongue, although there is a small percentage of visible minorities.

Living in St. John’s can be a lovely experience thanks to its beauty and its infrastructure. Public buses run throughout the entire city, but it is also quite a driver-friendly place, with lots of parking and very few traffic jams. St. John’s is known to have a hilly terrain, making cycling not the best option. The same guide will also say that getting to places like the Avalon Mall, The Fluvarium, Fort Amherst and Bannerman Park can be done by public transportation.

A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in St. John's? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.


Martin's Meadow Park
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Prince Edward Terrace
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Constabulary Court
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Mile One Centre
Compass Rose
Rock House
Trans-Canada Highway Zero Km
Apothecary Hall
Apothecary Hall
James J. O'Mara Pharmacy Museum
The Rooms

Food & Drink

The Cotton Club
NLC Liquor Store
Fiddlers Pub
Downtown Pizza
Sundance bar and grill
Shamrock City Pub

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in St. John's? Of all people who commute, 2.7% take public transportation in St. John's.
Drive to Work

1% lower than the CDN average

Take Public Transit

4% lower than the CDN average

Walk to Work

equal to the CDN average

B+ Health & Safety

Is St. John's a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.


Elizabeth PharmaChoice
Health Sciences Centre
Long Term Health Facility
Health Sciences Centre
Saint Clare's Mercy Hospital
Miller Centre


Brookfield Pharma Choice
Shoppers Drug Mart
Lawton's Drugs
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Shoppers Drug Mart
Lawtons Drugs
Drugstore Pharmacy
Metro Pharmacy


Topsail Road Medical Clinic
Medical West Clinic
Active Health Chiropractic
Central Rehab Clinic
Gerald Murray
Plaza Medical Group

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