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Map: Here are the most expensive neighbourhoods for rent in Metro Vancouver this October

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Metro Vancouver rent prices continue to trend well above the rest of the country, but renting in some neighbourhoods costs a great deal more than in others.

If you are looking for a posh place to lay your head down, there are plenty of options to choose from across the Lower Mainland. 

But some neighbourhoods cost a little bit more to rent in than others -- and the difference between some of these areas is staggering. 

Metro Vancouverites face the highest average rental prices of anyone in the country, with one-bedroom, unfurnished units averaging $2,406, which is down $32 from September's average of $2,438, according to's latest report

While some cities are more expensive to rent in than others, many neighbourhoods offer a better deal. And, if you are okay with renting outside of Metro Vancouver, such as in Abbotsford, you will save you a fair chunk of change.

Rental prices for newly-listed one-bedroom, unfurnished units averaged $1,684 in the Fraser Valley this month, meaning that you'll pay an average of $722 less if you venture outside of the Metro Vancouver region. 

The most expensive Metro Vancouver rent prices

If you can spare any expense on your next rental abode, you won't need to venture outside of Metro Vancouver. Depending on the depth of your pockets, you might even be able to afford to move into one of the truly awe-inspiring units now up for rent within Vancouver proper. 

City slickers who want to take a walk on the wild side can rent out a spacious three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit in Yaletown, which comes complete with all the jungle fixings for a whopping $12,000 per month. That's right: tenants of this ultra-modern, surgically white flat will enjoy their pad garnished with everything from glowing palm trees strung with soft lights to a giraffe that is nearly as high as the bedroom ceiling. There's even a rock wall water feature that ties outdoor elements into your prospective and very "alive" living room.

But thankfully most areas offer more affordable places to rent in the city -- at least compared to that pricey Yaletown jungle oasis. 

Locals browsing listings in Downtown Vancouver will be met with a staggering average of $3,082, making it the most expensive neighbourhood to rent in the region this October.

The West End is the second-priciest part of the city for renters, with its units averaging $2,995, while West Point Grey/UBC averaged only slightly less at $2,971. Oakridge was the fourth-most-expensive market, with its newly listed rentals averaging $2,810.

Mount Pleasant's units averaged $2,805, rounding out the top five pricey places, while Fairview was the sixth most pricey neighbourhood, with its rentals averaging $2,773.

Kitsilano apartment hunters can expect to pay an average of $2,723.

Prices outside the city itself don't offer much of a great deal of reprieve, either. For example, North Vancouver's newly-listed units average $2,680, while those in Richmond's Bridgeport neighbourhood average $2,805 in monthly rent.

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