Cost of renting an apartment jumped 16.5 per cent in Kelowna last month, or did it? - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy

Cost of renting an apartment jumped 16.5 per cent in Kelowna last month, or did it?

Image Credit: ADOBE STOCK
May 21, 2019 - 4:00 PM

KELOWNA - A new report issued today by says the cost of renting a two-bedroom apartment jumped 16.5 per cent in Kelowna from March to April, to an average rental rate of $2,091.

It also places Kelowna as the ninth most expensive city in Canada to rent a two-bedroom suite.

Last week, a similar report from Padmapper listed the rental rate for a two-bedroom suite in Kelowna at only $1,720, a 4.9 per cent increase, making it the sixth most expensive city in Canada.

Both companies are web-based rental sites. says its data is based on listings on its website and "includes basement apartments, rental apartments, condominium apartments, townhouses, semi-detached houses and single-detached houses." says it “analyzes rental data from hundreds of thousands of active listings across the country.” It doesn’t specify what type of units it surveys or where the listings come from.

When it comes to one-bedroom rentals, the findings differ as well, but not by as much. has one-bedroom suites at $1,266 per month, a 0.8 per cent drop and places Kelowna as the 15th most expensive city in the country.

Padmapper has the one-bedroom rental rate as $1,280, a drop of three per cent from March. That places Kelowna as the seventh most expensive city in Canada.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Rob Munro or call 250-808-0143 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2019
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
  • iN VIDEO: Cyclists wipe out on Highway 97
    PENTICTON - Cyclists had a close call on the highway this morning as the 2019 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan race got underway. The annual competition started at Gyro Park in P
  • Semi fire on Coquihalla south of Kamloops
    KAMLOOPS - A semi-truck fire is currently raging on the Coquihalla Highway south of Kamloops. Photos show a semi-truck at the Coquillhalla Highway south of Kamloops on July 13. According to
  • Mother sues Kelowna RCMP seeking investigation into her sons' deaths
    KELOWNA - The mother of two teens who died by suicide is taking the Kelowna RCMP to court to answer lingering questions. Annette Toro is petitioning the courts to order the RCMP, as well as
  • TRENDING NOW: Fish swallows shark whole
    %%NoDefaultImage%% Sharks might be near the top of the food chain, but they're not invicible. Sometimes all it takes to brings down Jaws is a fish with a big mouth and a lot of ambition.
  • Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard to stand trial in sex assault case
    TORONTO - Jacob Hoggard, the frontman for the Canadian rock band Hedley, will stand trial on three sex-related charges involving a woman and a teenager, a judge ruled Friday. Ontario Court J
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile