What is the average cost of rent for seniors' residences in 2020?

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.


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Table 2020 of average rental prices for accommodation in a residence for seniors

Source: Seniors' Housing Report, CMHC, 2020

Regions Average rent for standard accommodation Average rent for accommodation with care (2019) Average cost of housing per unit
Montreal $ 1,917 $ 3,796

Single room: $ 1,936

Studio: $ 1,507

1 bedroom: $ 1,816

2 bedrooms +: $ 2,483

Capitale-Nationale $ 1,902 $ 3,177

Single room: $ 1,742

Studio: $ 1,545

1 bedroom: $ 1,883

2 bedrooms +: $ 2,400

Montérégie $ 1,798 $ 2,933

Single room: $ 1,715

Studio: $ 1,663

1 bedroom: $ 1,812

2 bedrooms +: $ 2,175

Centre-du-Québec $ 1,648 $ 2,786

Single room: $ 1,570

Studio: $ 1,582

1 bedroom: $ 1,607

2 bedrooms +: $ 1,984

Chaudière-Appalaches $ 1,627 $ 2,565

Single room: $ 1,547

Studio: $ 1,477

1 bedroom: $ 1,713

2 bedrooms +: $ 1,955

Sherbrooke $ 1,708 $ 3,655

Single room: $ 1,540

Studio: $ 1,612

1 bedroom: $ 1,713

2 bedrooms +: $ 2,189

Lanaudière $ 1,648 $ 2,940 * (2018 data)

Single room: $ 1,666

Studio: $ 1,462

1 bedroom: $ 1,612

2 bedrooms +: $ 1,841

Gatineau / Outaouais $ 2,249 N / A

Single room: $ 1,955

Studio: $ 1,650 (in 2019)

1 bedroom: $ 2,359

2 bedrooms +: $ 2,492

Abitibi-Temiscamingue $ 1,904 N / A

Single room: $ 1,457

Studio: $ 1,610

1 bedroom: $ 1,994

2 bedrooms +: N / A

Bas-Saint-Laurent $ 1,757 $ 2,740

Single room: $ 1,688

Studio: $ 1,687

1 bedroom: $ 1,751

2 bedrooms +: $ 2,291

Côte-Nord $ 2,126 (in 2019) N / A

N / A

Estrie $ 1,627 N / A

Single room: $ 1,480

Studio: $ 1,548

1 bedroom: $ 1,794

2 bedrooms +: $ 1,960

Gaspésie / Îles-de-la-Madeleine $ 1,624 N / A

Single room: $ 1,568

Studio: N / A

1 bedroom: $ 1,793

2 bedrooms +: N / A

Laurentides $ 1,741 $ 2,506

Single room: $ 1,804

Studio: $ 1,715

1 bedroom: $ 1,568

2 bedrooms +: $ 1,909

Mauricie $ 1,639 N / A

Single room: $ 1,507

Studio: $ 1,333

1 bedroom: $ 1,795

2 bedrooms +: $ 2,333

Nord-du-Québec N / A N / A

N / A

Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean $ 1,512 N / A

Single room: $ 1,435

Studio: $ 1,399

1 bedroom: $ 1,590

2 bedrooms +: $ 1,932

Laval $ 1,898 $ 3,356

Single room: $ 1,992

Studio: $ 1,529

1 bedroom: $ 1,741

2 bedrooms +: $ 2,302

 

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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