average grocery cost/month per person
Living on an island in the Northern Atlantic comes with its challenges. Due to the rocky environment of NL, it’s difficult to grow much produce here. We have to ship most fruit and most vegetables from the rest of Canada or USA. This increases the price of produce available for purchase.
Eating in restaurants
while studying full time
is what most servers expect
The price of produce in combination with high wages make eating out costly as well. When you order a $20 meal, and a $8 drink you must not forget about the 15% tax and a 15% tip, which brings the total to$37.
Be careful! Prices of meals on a menu in a restaurant don’t include the 15% tax!