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The survey, which polled more than 10,000 Saskatoon residents and was conducted online, ranked Calgary, Edmonton and Regina as the best and worst places to spend money.
It also ranked the cities’ amenities and overall livability, as well as how many residents had access to the metro area’s health and recreation facilities.
The poll also ranked Saskatoon among the safest cities in Canada and one of the most affordable cities in the world.
Cargo cabs are now the city’s best-selling item, according the survey.
The city also received a score of 95 on the overall livable city, which ranked it among the top five in Canada.
The number of people living in Saskatoa increased by 1.5% between January and March 2017, according census data released this month.
But the number of residents in Saskatawas housing stock declined by about 6% between 2015 and 2017, and by 5.7% between 2016 and 2017.
The numbers show that many residents are moving to other cities or the suburbs for work and for personal reasons, said Jeff Jager, president of the Saskatoon-based transportation association.
“This has been a great city for long-term housing affordability and for people who can afford to live in the city, Jager said.
More than a dozen Saskatoon businesses have announced plans to cut jobs and consolidate their operations to relocate to other areas, according a city spokesperson.
Some businesses, like restaurant chain The Paddlefish and a local bar, The Tractor Tavern, have already announced plans for relocating, and many others have said they are considering it.
Saskatoon is one of Canada’s top-five cities for quality of life, according Calgary.
It received a 99 on the quality of living index, which measures the quality and accessibility of residents and visitors.
The report also ranked Calgary as one of four safest cities, with an overall score of 80.