If you want to live downtown, you might feel like all your money is going towards a tiny shoebox. Meanwhile, if you are willing to sacrifice the location, you can get more bang for your buck. To help you out, we've made a list of what a $2,000 Metro Vancouver apartment looks like across the city.
As a local, it will come as no surprise that Vancouver is one of the most expensive places in Canada to live.
According to Rentals.ca rental report, the average one-bedroom in Vancouver in 2019 comes in just a few dollars below $2000. But, this number is forecasted to inflate to a jaw-dropping $2,585 per month by the end of 2020.
Thankfully, there are some areas in the city where you can find much cheaper rentals. As $2,000 can go much further in the suburbs than it can in the downtown core.
You might be surprised to see how much you can get for the same price as a downtown bachelor pad.
If you crave space for all your stuff, for the same price, you can get a newly renovated three-bedroom without adding too much time to your daily commute.
This is what you can get for less than $2000 a month right now in the different neighbourhoods:
Downtown Bachelor Apartment
Address: 1022 Nelson St., Vancouver, BC
Description: If you are willing to live without a bedroom, you can enjoy this sleek bachelor apartment right downtown.
Address: 11110 156A St., Surrey, BC
Description: This two-bedroom unit is inside a house. The neutrally decorated rental could be yours for just $1600, which also includes your utilities (heating, electricity, water), plus wifi.
Address: 4520 Union St., Burnaby, BC
Description: For under $2000, this 2-bedroom 850 square feet suite could be yours. It comes with in-unit laundry, and a new refrigerator and electric range cooktop.
Address: 10951 Mortfield Rd., Richmond, BC
Description: Are you tired of living in a tiny bachelor pad? If so, this three-bedroom rental will give you all the space you crave. While living here, you can also enjoy the outdoor pool, sauna, and exercise room.
Address: 13555 96 Ave., Surrey, BC
Description: This two-bedroom apartment has gorgeous finishing like a kitchen with a quartz countertop that you will love. The unit also comes with keyless entry, in-suite laundry, a dishwasher, along with access to the rooftop terrace.
Spacious 2-Bedroom Home
Address: 21571 Stonehouse Ave., Maple Ridge, BC
Description: This newly built 850 square feet 2-bedroom rental is inside a house. It has a private entrance, modern kitchen, in-suite laundry, and parking.
Brand New 1-Bedroom Condo
Address: 515 Foster Ave., Coquitlam, BC
Description: You can move into this dreamy one-bedroom apartment that comes with a den perfect for a home office. It comes with a dishwasher, gas cooktop, and a stacked laundry unit. Plus, you'll be able to enjoy the gym, steam room, sauna, library, screening room, pool, and sports court in the building.
Modern One Bedroom Apartment
Address: 151 East Keith Rd., North Vancouver, BC
Description: The apartment is located in the waterfront district, only a short walk from cafes and stores. The newly renovated unit includes hardwood floors, a kitchen with a eat up bar, and utilities (heating and water).