It's no secret that buying property is a pretty big investment. And over the last couple of years, that's become truer and truer when it comes to Montreal real estate. So you may be wondering: how much do you need to afford a house in Montreal?\nA study conducted by the National Bank of Canada found that the price of non-condo homes went up 6.6% in the last quarter of 2020, while the price of condos went up by 3.5% (median of 6.1%).\nEditor's Choice: Here's What Approx. $1M Can Get You In Real Estate In Different Areas Around Montreal\n\n\n\n$91,083\n\n\nAverage income per year to afford a non-condo\n\n\nBased on the research, the "representative home in the market" is $446,648 for a non-condo and $332,230 for a condo.\nAnd just how much of an average household income does that translate to?\nFor a non-condo, you'd need an average income of $91,083 per year, plus 39 months of saving for a down payment and for a condo, $67,750 per year, requiring 29 months of saving, as per the findings, considering a 10% saving rate.\nThe study did show that mortgage payment as a percentage of income (MPPI) differs for both groups. For non-condos, the percentage amounted to 31.3% of the income and for condos, the percentage was 23.3%.\nBut don't worry, things aren't looking that great across the board, either. "At a national level, there has never been a worse time to accumulate the minimum down payment," says the National Bank of Canada.\nWe're still better than Toronto, though, where the average non-condo is $1,039,438. So at least there's that.