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January 2022 Montreal Rent Report

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Greg Park

Greg Park

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Published on January 01, 2022

Last updated on October 27th, 2022

  • The average rental price for unfurnished one-bedroom units has risen to $1,300 to start off the new year.
  • Hochelaga-Maisonneuve has become the most affordable place to rent in Montreal, with unfurnished units now just $1,071 on average.
  • The Plateau-Mont-Royal saw the biggest rent increases this month, for both furnished and unfurnished units.

To begin 2022, Montreal’s rental averages have skyrocketed from their December levels. Reaching $1300 for an unfurnished one-bedroom unit, this month’s price increases were driven by soaring rental rates in The Plateau-Mont-Royal, as well as Ahuntsic-Cartierville. There were a number of interesting declines in key areas, which we’ll continue to monitor throughout this year.

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Average rent across Montreal

First, we’ll take a look at rental trends over the last six months for an unfurnished one-bedroom apartment in Montreal. To begin the year, Montreal’s rental averages have soared to $1,300, up $64 from December. Montreal’s rent had been on the rise for months before taking a sharp downturn in December, so January looks to see a return to form.

rental trends for montreal neighbourhoods via the january 2022 liv rent report

Month-to-month rent change

January brings huge price increases in some areas, and sharp declines in others. Downtown is one of the few neighbourhoods to have held fast (+0.09% for furnished units, +4.32% for unfurnished), even after December’s precipitous drops.

Montreal’s other neighbourhoods saw plenty of rental price action this month, with The Plateau-Mont-Royal experiencing the biggest increases in rent, at +23.33% for furnished units, and +10.94% for unfurnished ones. Côte-des-Neiges had some significant drops, with furnished units declining -34.32%, while unfurnished units fell -6.38%.

percentage change by montreal neighbourhood and unit type via the january 2022 liv rent report – Canada’s trusted house & apartment rental website

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Montreal unfurnished vs. furnished rent averages

With fairly evenly matched increases in the price of furnished units vs. unfurnished ones, the difference in price remains relatively the same – with furnished units now, on average, $146 more expensive than unfurnished units.

Though the price difference may have narrowed slightly in recent months, landlords can still earn a higher profit by renting out a furnished unit, on average. For renters, you can still save significantly on rent if you are able to bring your own furniture.

average rent for furnished vs unfurnished units in montreal via the january 2022 liv rent report

Neighbourhood breakdown

most and least expensive neighbourhood in montreal for the january 2022 liv rent report

The price difference between Montreal’s most expensive and most affordable neighbourhoods hasn’t changed much, at a $536 difference for an unfurnished one-bedroom. Downtown retains its spot as the most expensive Montreal neighbourhood for January, while Côte-des-Neiges is replaced by Hochelaga-Maisonneuve for least expensive this month.

Let’s look more at the different listing types to see the differences in one, two, and three-bedroom rental rates across each area.

  • Furnished one-bedroom units in Côte-des-Neiges can now be had for an average of just $872 this January.
  • The Plateau-Mont-Royal now has the most expensive one-bedroom and two-bedroom furnished units, at $1,908 and $2,392, respectively.
  • Three-bedroom unfurnished units in Villeray-Parc-Extension are cheaper than two-bedroom unfurnished units, on average.
average rent by listing type for unfurnished units in montreal for the january 2022 liv rent report
average rent by listing type for furnished units in montreal, part of the january 2022 liv rent report

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