Rent report: Unfurnished units up nearly 10% in some Montreal areas

Mar 17 2023, 6:17 pm

It’s been a tough month for renters across Montreal.

According to the latest report by, average prices for an unfurnished, one-bedroom unit have risen by $45 this month, continuing a “gradual upward trend” that began in December. Certain areas in particular have seen substantial rent hikes since February.

For example, Verdun (+9.96%) and Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (+9.64%) saw the most significant monthly increases for unfurnished units, followed by The Plateau-Mont-Royal (+7.00%) and Villeray-Parc-Extension (+6.26%).

average rent by listing type for unfurnished units in Montreal for the March 2023 liv rent report

To put things into perspective, Montreal’s city-wide rental rates for an unfurnished, one-bedroom unit are up $225 since March 2022.

On the less expensive side, one can rent an unfurnished, one-bedroom unit in Ahuntsic-Cartierville for about $1,379 per month. That same apartment downtown is now going for an average of $1,875 a month — a difference of $496.

Unsurprisingly, downtown had the most expensive rental rates for one- and two-bedroom unfurnished units this month.

Things are not all bad, though. According to data from, the price of furnished units actually went down over the past month aside from a few notable exceptions in areas like Côte-Des-Neiges (+15.60%) and The Plateau-Mont-Royal (+6.78%).

The math in the rent report shows that furnished units on the island now rent for an average of $56 more than their unfurnished counterparts.

As of now, the average one-bedroom in the city should set you back between $1,600 and $1,700.

Click here to read the entire report.

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