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One-bedroom apartments in Vancouver cost a staggering $2,000, report finds

The city still has the highest rent in Canada for a two-bedroom apartment.
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A recent report finds that Vancouver has the second-highest average rent across Canada for one-bedroom apartments and the highest rent for two-bedrooms. However, rental prices did not increase this month over last. 

Conducted by Padmapper.ca, the report analyzes rental data from hundreds of thousands of active listings across the country. From there, listings are aggregated every month to calculate median asking rents for the top 24 most populous metropolitan areas.

At the start of its report, Padmapper.ca notes that the country's two most expensive markets, Toronto and Vancouver,  had relatively flat months in terms of rent price changes. That said, Toronto still has the highest rent for a one-bedroom apartment Canada-wide, costing $2,050 for October. It also has the second-highest rent for a two-bedroom, which costs $2,650.

Since this time last year, Vancouver one and two-bedroom rents have fallen 7.8% and 14.9%, respectively.

This month, Vancouver's market remained flat, with one-bedroom prices staying the same price as the previous month, or $2,000. The city still has the highest rent in Canada for a two-bedroom apartment, coming in at a staggering $2,750 for July. However, this price has also stayed flat. 

"The rest of the top markets experienced a mixed bag of changes as Burnaby, the [third] most expensive city, saw rents down on all fronts, while Victoria, the next priciest market, saw rents grow into the double digits since this time last year," said Padmapper.ca.

"Aside from the [three] most expensive cities, the majority of Canadian cities had growing rents on a yearly basis."

Burnaby is the third most expensive city for renters in Canada. The B.C. city saw one-bedroom rents drop 2.4% to $1,660, while two-bedrooms dropped 0.4% to $2,290.

Victoria is the country's fourth most expensive market. One-bedroom apartments increased 2.5% to $1,650, while two-bedrooms decreased 0.5% to $1,980. Notably, rents for both one and two-bedroom rentals are up over 13% since this time last year.

October_2020CARR_FinalPhoto: Padmapper.ca

The report is based on all data available in the month before publication. Any data that is reported does not include short term or Airbnb listings.