With the high cost of rent in Vancouver, it’s no surprise that many people end up renting rooms and living with roommates. The wrong roommate, however, can be a nightmare to deal with. That doesn’t mean you strictly have to find someone you already know to move in with or that you have to just take your chances. If you’re looking for a room to rent and want to start off with a roommate, we can help you find the perfect situation.
Vancouver is considered one of the top cities for livability and quality of life in the world. It has excellent universities, quality neighborhoods, great food, a comfortable climate year round, and of course its surrounded by nature. Van offers plenty of beaches, mountains, and parks to stay active in, whether you bike, run, row, ski or snowboard. If you’re ready to move there, you should know first just how high rent can be.
While rents in Vancouver have gone down recently, they are still the highest in Canada. With Studios averaging ~$1,650, one-Bedroom for ~$1,950 and ~$2,700 for a two-bedroom apartment. The most popular neighborhoods include Downtown Vancouver, West End and Mt. Pleasant with an average two bedroom rental cost between ~$2,800 and ~3,200. More affordable neighborhoods with an average rent of under $2,000 include Dunbar, Sunset and Grandview-Woodland. If you want to live near the University of British Colombia in neighborhoods like University Endowment Lands, West Point Grey, or Kitsilano, rent for two-bedroom house share will be around $2,700.
You might also want to consider living in communities nearby Vancouver such as Surrey, Burnaby or Richmond, where rent is still high compared to other cities in Canada but about $500 cheaper than Van for a two-bedrooms shared housing. As you could tell, where you live can make a huge difference in what you’ll pay for rent. However, with a roommate that expense can be significantly reduced.
Everyone is different, so finding the right room for rent and a roommate isn’t always that easy. But you are in safe hands. First, tell us what your budget, move date and preferred areas are. Then, tell us about your schedule, habits and sociability. By knowing more about you, our algorithm can better match you with the right listings for you.
There are a lot of people that are looking for roommates for their empty rooms at any given time in Vancouver. But with our platform, you’ll be able to pick out the best ones for you. After signup, we'll present the top listings that could be a good fit for you. Using the filters you can further narrow down the options, then review your favorite listings. You can contact those you want to learn more about with a message or a "like". You’ll be able to chat with directly on our platform, and schedule to meet in person if they seem as a good fit. It can be that easy to find a roommate that’s going to be a perfect match for you.
If the nature, diversity, and opportunities of Vancouver sounds like the perfect place to call home, start looking through our roommate search now. You’ll find plenty of people in the Greater Vancouver Area who are looking for a roommate, which means it’ll be easy for you to find the perfect person to live with. Check out all Diggz has to offer to find the perfect roommate today.
Search through thousands of potential roommates, whether you have a room for rent, are looking for a vacant room, or want to pair up with someone to search for a new apartment. Our proprietary algorithm will match your personality, lifestyle and preferences with other roommate prospects and display your personalized best matches on top. You can further refine your roommate search using our filters to match your specific requirements.
Express interest by clicking “Like” on profiles of those who seem as they would be good roommates and if it’s mutual, they will become a “Match”. When a potential roommate “likes” you, you will receive a notification and they will be added to your “Likes” page where you can decide if it is mutual and “Like” back.
You can communicate directly and safely with your potential roommate “Matches” within our application. All your roommate search leads are in one central place, and you don’t need to share your personal contact information until you are ready.