Rentals.ca has released its February Montreal rent report, showing stark increases in average rent in neighbourhoods across the city.\nThe report includes the Montreal areas, listed by postal code, which saw the greatest increases.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nIf you're looking to find an apartment on the island, you know all too well that Montreal rents are higher than they've ever been before. In just one year, eight of the most popular Montreal neighbourhoods saw large average rent increases from 9% to as high as 41%, according to the National Rent Report from Rentals.ca. Finding an affordable place to live in Montreal is becoming difficult as many prospective renters are now beginning to look outside of the most central boroughs.\nOverall, rental property listings in the city from January 2019 to 2020 increased by an average of $380, while the average square footage of rental listings decreased.\nWhile rent increases and low vacancy rates indicate a strong and robust real estate market in Montreal, it seems that the average person will have a harder time finding a rental property on the island. Rentals.ca's Rent Report shows a strong concentration of people looking to live downtown, which is jacking up prices across the city.\nIs your neighbourhood among those with the greatest increases in average rent?\nBefore we begin, here's the data table indicating which neighbourhoods saw the highest average rent increases according to the Rentals.ca analysis.\nThe chart splits up the neighbourhoods by postal code.\nRentals.ca | Official Website\nH3H — Shaugnessy Village/Mont-Royal\nAverage one-year increase: 41%\nH4B — N.D.G/Montréal-Ouest\nAverage one-year increase: 30%\nH1N — Hochelaga-Maisonneuve\nAverage one-year increase: 25%\nH4A — Monkland Village/N.D.G\nAverage one-year increase: 21%\nREAD ALSO: Montreal Was Ranked The Second Most Walkable Canadian City, Just After Vancouver\nH3T — Outremont/Côte-des-Neiges\nAverage one-year increase: 21%\nH2X — Quartier Latin/Plateau\nAverage one-year increase: 21%\nView this post on Instagram LANCEMENT DES TERRASSES !! 🔥 . Notre événement débarque dans moins d’une semaine ! 🤩 . Préparez-vous, sortez vos plus belles tenues et invitez tout votre gang pour nous rejoindre le vendredi 24 mai et le samedi 25 mai 2019 ! 😍 . Le lancement des terrasses c’est aussi une programmation musicale signée @osheaga 🎉 . #montreal #quartierlatinmtl #ruesaintdenis #osheaga #lancementdesterrasses #fun #spring #bar #concert #festival A post shared by Quartier Latin de Montréal (@sdquartierlatin) on May 20, 2019 at 10:45am PDT\nH4N — Ville Saint-Laurent/Ahuntsic-Cartierville\nAverage one-year increase: 17%\nH3V — Westmount/Côte-des-Neiges\nAverage one-year increase: 9%\nWhile four neighbourhoods actually decreased in average rent prices, the overall picture of this data isn't completely in line with the city-wide average. In fact, the average percentage increase in rent in Montreal is 26.7% (for a one-bedroom apartment).\nThe following table shows a snapshot of rent across the city.\nThe chart looks at rental apartments that had at least two listings posted on Rentals.ca between 2019 and 2020.\nRentals.ca | Official Website\nOn average, these 14 buildings experienced a 13% increase in rent prices.\nThe largest increase, 32%, was at The Saguenay Apartments in the Quartier-Latin.\nNorgate and Renaissance apartment building in Ville Saint-Laurent saw no increase in one year.\nWhat does this mean for your prospects of renting an apartment in Montreal?\nIn your apartment hunt, you might have to consider moving to a neighbourhood that isn't as popular if you want to find an affordable living situation.\nIf money is no option, feel free to look anywhere but keep in mind that the stock of available apartments on the island of Montreal is getting lower every year.\nSo, maybe it's time to consider moving to Laval?