Rent is definitely not cheap in some bigger Canadian cities. However, that doesn't mean all hope at finding cheap rent is lost. The average rent in Canada is actually higher than the cost of rent in most major cities. So there are still places in Canada where rent isn't too expensive.\nAccording to the November 2019 rent report from Rentals.ca, the average price of rental apartments in Canada hit $1,574 a month in October 2019.\nA lot of Canadian cities have rent slightly below or way below that national average.\n"Canada is really a tale of three markets, immense strength and tight conditions in Ontario and British Columbia, flat or falling rents in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and relatively stable conditions in the remainder of the country," the report stated.\nThe average monthly cost of rent across Canada for October was actually a 7.7% increase from last year at the same time when the average rent was $1,461.\nAlso, in the last year, Hamilton has seen a rent increase of just over 24%, making it the fastest rising rent in the country.\nWhile that's not great news for Hamilton, the report does have some promising information.\nOf the 36 cities ranked as part of the Rentals.ca rent report, only 14 cities have one-bedroom rentals with monthly costs higher than the national average.\nView this post on Instagram 📍B.C.'s Capital City An autumn morning captured in B.C.'s capital city by @miss604 shows off the beautiful pink glow of a sunrise as well as the changing fall landscape 🙌 Have you visited Victoria in the fall before? _____ 📸: @miss604 #fall #ExploreVictoria #ExploreBC #HelloBC #ExploreVI #ExploreVancouverIsland #pnw #pnwphotographers #ExploreCanada #beautifuldestinations #tourcanada #imagesofcanada #TLPicks #SharetheCoast #BCisBeautiful #Victoriabc #tourismvictoriabc #natgeotravel #CascadiaExplored A post shared by Destination Greater Victoria (@tourismvictoriabc) on Nov 2, 2019 at 7:04am PDT\nVictoria comes in just below the national rent average at $1,564 a month.\nHamilton and two other cities in B.C. follow closely after Victoria and have rent costing about $1,500, $1,400 and $1,300 each.\n"Annual rent growth in Canada continues to exceed inflation," Ben Myers, president of Bullpen Research & Consulting which helped with the report, said in a news release. "The national figures are propped up by hot markets in Ontario and BC, which are still suffering from a lack of new supply."\nSo while the national average is pricey, there are still places in Canada where rent is cheap.\nView this post on Instagram As raindrops say, two’s company, three’s a cloud ☔🌧️⠀ .⠀ 📍 Downtown Halifax⠀ 📷: @wildsweetpeaphotography A post shared by Discover Halifax (@discoverhalifax) on Oct 23, 2019 at 12:12pm PDT\nEight cities, like Halifax, Regina, and Edmonton, have average rent costs for a one-bedroom between $1,000 and $1,190 a month.\nSix major cities in Canada even have rent below $1,000.\nGatineau, Red Deer, Saskatoon, Lethbridge, Quebec City, and St. John's have an average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment anywhere from $969 to $870.\nOakville, Scarborough, and Victoria had the highest rent increases from the previous month to October.\nEven though rent has risen 7.5%, 6.9%, and 6.0%, respectively, in a month, those cities aren't even the most expensive ones in the country.\nWhile bigger cities in Canada like Toronto and Vancouver still have insanely high rent, most major cities have rent that is cheaper than the national average and that's a small victory.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.