liv.rent's November Rent Report for Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta has all the latest statistics, trends, and more from these two cities

November 2022 Calgary & Edmonton Rent Report

  • Furnished, one-bedroom units in Edmonton cost an average of $245 per month more to rent than unfurnished units.
  • Calgary City Centre had the most expensive one-bedroom, unfurnished units in the city this November at an average of $1,565
  • Northeast Edmonton had the most expensive one-, two-, and three-bedroom unfurnished units in the city this month.

Our inaugural Calgary & Edmonton Rent Report covers the latest statistics for these two Alberta cities, looking at data from liv.rent and other popular listing sites. This November, average rent prices are well below other Canadian cities we report on, like Vancouver and Toronto. As we head into the winter months, we’ll continue to provide the latest need-to-know rental information and monitor developing trends in these two major Alberta cities.

Founded in 2015, liv.rent is Canada’s safest rental platform and all-in-one landlord productivity tool. We publish monthly Rent Reports for Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal – and now Calgary and Edmonton as well. After receiving a number of requests, we’ve expanded our reports to Alberta – looking at data from our own liv.rent listings as well as from other popular listing sites in the area. For more information on how we gather data for our Rent Reports, please consult our Data collection methodology.

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Let’s take a look now at the current rental costs and overarching trends in Calgary and Edmonton for November 2022. Don’t forget, you can download the entire report as a one-page infographic PDF below.

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Average unfurnished vs. furnished rates


Unfurnished vs. furnished rates in Calgary

Furnished units in Calgary were considerably more expensive to rent than unfurnished ones this November. Looking at the city as a whole, the average monthly rent for a furnished, one-bedroom unit was $1,689, while for an unfurnished, one-bedroom unit, the average monthly rent was $1,472. This $217 difference means that landlords will, on average, be able to earn a higher profit by renting their units furnished, whereas renters will be able to save on rent by bringing their own furniture.

average unfurnished and furnished one-bedroom rent prices in Calgary, Alberta for liv.rent's November 2022 Calgary and Edmonton Rent Report

Unfurnished vs. furnished rates in Edmonton

In Edmonton as well, furnished, one-bedroom units are rented for a good deal more than their unfurnished counterparts on average. The former rent for an average of $1,481 per month, and the latter for $1,236 – a difference of $245. This indicates that landlords who are able to rent their units furnished should probably do so, particularly if they plan to rent their unit on a short-term basis.

average unfurnished and furnished one-bedroom rent prices in Edmonton, Alberta for liv.rent's November 2022 Calgary and Edmonton Rent Report

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Quadrant/Sector breakdown 

To get a better sense of the cities’ rental prices, let’s now break down both Calgary and Edmonton into their constituent quadrants/sectors. We’ll examine prices for one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, as well as dividing each up into unfurnished and furnished for more accurate analysis.


Quadrant breakdown: Calgary


Unfurnished units

  • City Centre had the most expensive one-bedroom, unfurnished units this month at a monthly average of $1,565
  • The least expensive one-, two-, and three-bedroom units can all be found in Northeast Calgary
  • Southwest Calgary has the most expensive three-bedroom, unfurnished units this November
average rent for unfurnished units by quadrant in Calgary, Alberta via the November 2022 liv rent report

Furnished units

  • City Centre also had the most expensive furnished, one-bedroom units at an average of $1,996 per month
  • Furnished, three-bedroom units in Southeast Calgary are cheaper on average than two-bedroom, furnished units this month.
average rent for furnished units by quadrant in Calgary, Alberta via the November 2022 liv rent report

Sector breakdown: Edmonton


Unfurnished units

  • West Edmonton had the least expensive one-, two-, and three-bedroom unfurnished units this month
  • Northeast Edmonton was the most expensive place to rent one-, two-, and three-bedroom unfurnished units.
average rent for unfurnished units by sector in Edmonton, Alberta via the November 2022 liv rent report

Furnished units

  • As with unfurnished units, Northeast Edmonton had the most expensive one-, two-, and three-bedroom, furnished units this month
  • The least expensive furnished, one-bedroom units were found in Northwest Edmonton this November
  • Three-bedroom, furnished units are cheaper on average than two-bedroom units in Northeast Edmonton.
average rent for furnished units by sector in Edmonton, Alberta via the November 2022 liv rent report

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Data collection methodology

Our monthly rent reports use data from our own liv.rent listings, as well as data our team manually collects from other popular listing sites. For our Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton Rent Reports, we look at Craigslist, Kijiji, Zumper, PadMapper, Rentals.ca, Rentfaster, and Realtor.ca – as well as our own listings. For Montreal, we use PadMapper, Centris, and DuProprio, looking at available basement suites, apartments, condos, townhouses, semi-detached houses, and single-detached houses for each area.

When collecting this data, we do exclude luxury properties listed at over $5,000, as well as rooms for rent and shared accommodation. Investing in manual data collection means that we only consider the current month’s listing, since we can filter out duplicate listings and older ads that haven’t been removed.

Another key difference between our data collection methods and some government agencies like the CMHC is that we only include current asking rent prices. Many official reports will include data for entire buildings in their reports, which tends to skew numbers lower since many units are already occupied, and may be rent-controlled or rented for significantly lower than the current rates.

As we are a Canadian rental platform founded and based in Vancouver, we want to ensure that we’re providing a completely accurate depiction of the rental market in the cities we look at.



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Greg Park, B.A.

Creative Content Writer at liv.rent

Greg Park is a Creative Content Writer here at liv.rent who shares insights and news with our community of landlords and tenants. [Read Full Bio]

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