What is the average cost of rent for seniors' residences ?

Average cost of rent in retirement home

 

When the time comes to plan for retirement or to find a private residence for a loved one better suited to the needs, an important question often comes up to our customers: what is the price of rent in a residence for seniors? We will see that the price is largely influenced by the services , health care , geographic location , living environment and type of unit (room, studio, 2½, 3½, 4½ and 5½). Here is a table of average prices of rent in a residence for reference, according to the different regions of Quebec.


Would you like to know which seniors' living communities could suit your budget? Call us at 1-844-918-1020 or fill out a free , no-obligation accommodation request . We have a complete directory of residences throughout Quebec with prices that will suit your needs .


Table 2019 of average rental prices for accommodation in a residence for seniors

Source: Seniors' Housing Report, CMHC, 2019

Regions Average rent for standard accommodation Average rent for accommodation with care Average cost of housing per unit
Montreal $ 1,913 $ 3,796

Single room: $ 1,995

Studio: $ 1,437

1 bedroom: $ 1,850

2 bedrooms +: $ 2,661

Capitale-Nationale $ 1,828 $ 3,177

Single room: $ 1,627

Studio: $ 1,536

1 bedroom: $ 1,797

2 bedrooms +: $ 2,310

Montérégie $ 1,732 $ 2,933

Single room: $ 1,647

Studio: $ 1,659

1 bedroom: $ 1,759

2 bedrooms +: $ 2,124

Centre-du-Québec $ 1,570 $ 2,786

Single room: $ 1,399

Studio: $ 1,500

1 bedroom: $ 1,644

2 bedrooms +: $ 1,965

Chaudière-Appalaches $ 1,628 $ 2,565

Single room: $ 1,522

Studio: $ 1,482

1 bedroom: $ 1,712

2 bedrooms +: $ 2,004

Sherbrooke $ 1,642 $ 3,655

Single room: $ 1,514

Studio: $ 1,536

1 bedroom: $ 1,637

2 bedrooms +: $ 2,059

Lanaudière $ 1,618 $ 2,940 * (2018 data)

Single room: $ 1,529

Studio: $ 1,541

1 bedroom: $ 1,623

2 bedrooms +: $ 1,792

Gatineau / Outaouais $ 2,140 N / A

Single room: $ 1,960

Studio: $ 1,650

1 bedroom: $ 2,254

2 bedrooms +: $ 2,403

Abitibi-Temiscamingue $ 1,797 N / A

Single room: $ 1,379

Studio: $ 1,407

1 bedroom: $ 1,961

2 bedrooms +: N / A

Bas-Saint-Laurent $ 1,710 $ 2,740

Single room: $ 1,692

Studio: $ 1,612

1 bedroom: $ 1,651

2 bedrooms +: $ 2,057

Côte-Nord $ 2,126 N / A

N / A

Estrie $ 1,585 N / A

Single room: $ 1,484

Studio: $ 1,529

1 bedroom: $ 1,676

2 bedrooms +: $ 1,840

Gaspésie / Îles-de-la-Madeleine $ 1,570 N / A

Single room: $ 1,550

Studio: N / A

1 bedroom: $ 1,673

2 bedrooms +: N / A

Laurentides $ 1,683 $ 2,506

Single room: $ 1,716

Studio: $ 1,672

1 bedroom: $ 1,523

2 bedrooms +: $ 1,940

Mauricie $ 1,544 N / A

Single room: $ 1,474

Studio: $ 1,229

1 bedroom: $ 1,651

2 bedrooms +: $ 2,218

Nord-du-Québec N / A N / A

N / A

Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean $ 1,620 N / A

Single room: $ 1,456

Studio: $ 1,390

1 bedroom: $ 1,770

2 bedrooms +: $ 2,134

Laval $ 1,778 $ 3,356

Single room: $ 1,998

Studio: $ 1,424

1 bedroom: $ 1,682

2 bedrooms +: $ 2,179

 

Determine your retirement budget

Choosing to move to a residence is a new stage in life that deserves to be well prepared. To help you determine your budget, refer to our Where to start page in the section on establishing my budget. You can use the table presented to make a list of your income (employment income, pensions, RRSPs, etc.) and your expenses  (cost of electricity, groceries, etc.). Note that many private residences offer advantageous packages including several services. For example, the article What is the true cost of seniors home support? allows you to better understand the costs of home care vs the costs of private residence to make the right choice regarding your accommodation.

 

Tax credits for seniors available

You may be eligible for financial assistance from the government, which can significantly lower your expenses. Click on the links below to learn more about these programs:

 

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