These 10 neighborhoods have the cheapest rents in Vancouver, according to a new report

There are still 10 neighborhoods in Vancouver where the average one-bedroom apartment is less than $2,000 a month – a relative bargain as rates continue to climb, according to a recent report.

Data from online rental platform Zumper shows the median rent in the city as $2,275 in May, a year-over-year jump of 17 per cent and the highest rate recorded since the site began tracking data in 2016.

However, a breakdown by area shows prices as high as $2,870 in Quilchena and as low as $1,500 in Hastings-Sunrise this month.

A few neighborhoods along major transit routes with a relatively high concentration of low-rise apartment buildings like Grandview-Woodland, South Granville, and Marpole all come in under the $2,000 mark at $1,748, $1,750 and $1,950 respectively.

But some neighborhoods in the southern part of the city, dominated by single-family homes, also came in below the average. In Arbutus it was $1,600, in Victoria-Fraserview it was $1,750, and in Sunset it was $1,914.

On the more expensive end of the spectrum was Mount Pleasant, a historically affordable working-class East Vancouver neighborhood, which saw median rents of $2,250. In the densely-populated West End, the price was $2,175.

In addition to Quilchena, four other neighborhoods were more expensive than the city-wide average. A one-bedroom in the city’s downtown core runs $2,500, in West Point Gray it’s $2,400, in Riley Park-Little Mountain it’s $2,360, and in Cambia it’s $2,350.

While these averages show some of what prospective renters can expect, the city’s low vacancy rate coupled with high demand means navigating a highly-competitive rental market where finding a place to rent more complicated than just finding a listing online.

Here is the full list:

Hastings-Sunrise $1,500

Arbutus $1,600

Grandview-Woodland $1,748

Victoria Fraserview $1,750

South Granville $1,750

Sunset $1,914

Marpole $1,950

Kitsilane $1,963

Strathcon $1,973


Fairview $2,000

Renfrew-Collingwood $2,000

Dunbar $2,000

Kensington-Cedar Cottage $2,000


Kerrisdale $2,075

West End$2,175

University Endowment Lands $2,218

Pleasant $2,250

Change $2,350

Riley Park – Little Mountain $2,360

West Point Gray $2,400

Downtown Vancouver $2,500

Quilchena $2,870

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