“Saskatchewan’s quality of life is high, while the cost of living is low. That makes the province a great place to live and raise a family, and a great place to locate or invest in a business”, as described on the province official website, which can also be used to correctly describe Saskatoon. The provincial sales tax of 5% is the lowest of any province that charges a sales tax in Canada. The annual expenditure for a family with C$50,000 annual income is C$16,614 including tax, house cost, and utilities, which is the lowest across Canada. Similarly, a family with annual income of C$75,000 only spends C$19,835 on all the three categories (latest statistics).
World famous supermarket such as Wal-Mart, Safeway, and Costco, along with convenience stores makes the local life better and easier, and over 300 restaurants ranging from fast food to family dining are available in the city including more than 20 restaurants that offers Chinese cuisine. Most of the restaurants and grocery markets are located next to traffic streams making them accessible and easy to get into, Mandarin Restaurant, for example, is a famous Asian-flavor restaurant easily accessible from the main highways and streets. People in Saskatoon can also enjoy universal health care protection, and they do not need to pay for the personal premiums for basic needed health services. Saskatchewan is a pioneer in health care service in Canada.