Three-Bedroom Homes Are Officially Out of Reach For Huge Number of Mississauga Residents

We all know that housing in Mississauga and surrounding cities is prohibitively expensive, with detached houses typically costing $1 million or more.

But while most people with more modest (and even average, let’s be honest) budgets have made peace with the fact that they likely won’t raise in a family in the same 2,000 sq. ft. house they might have grown up in, a recent article by international real estate portal Point2Homes suggests that even three-bedroom homes are too expensive for a huge number of buyers.

In fact, the report reveals that the average national home price will not buy three bedrooms in half of Canada’s largest cities—Mississauga included.

To get a better picture of the cities that offer more bedrooms and those in which density is putting its stamp on available space, we decided to zoom in on Canada’s 50 biggest cities,” Andra Hopulele writes.

We used the national average home price ($495,100 in April) as a reference point, to determine how many bedrooms one can buy across the country. Here are the main takeaways:

  • At country level, the national average home price ($495,100) buys 3.3 bedrooms;

  • $495,100 won’t buy the national average of 3.3 bedrooms in half of Canada’s top 50 largest cities, and in the 6 most expensive cities in the country, the national average doesn’t even guarantee two bedrooms;

  • Windsor offers the most amount of space, with 4.3 bedrooms, while Vancouver offers the least, with just 1 bedroom;

  • Ontario has the widest ranging options, from 1.9 bedrooms in Richmond Hill and Vaughan to 4.3 in Windsor;

  • Atlantic Canada and the Prairie Provinces are the most buyer-friendly markets, boasting affordable prices and plenty of space;

At a national level, $495,100 will get you an average of 3.3 bedrooms. However, when pricing is broken down to city level, major differences appear. Nearly 20 of Canada’s 50 largest cities sport home prices above $700,000; five cities even boast averages above the $1 million mark.

In Mississauga, $495,100 will get you 2.7 bedrooms—just a little shy of that coveted three bedroom threshold.

The situation is better than in neighbouring cities, however. In both Toronto and Oakville, the national average buys just 2.1 bedrooms.

Here’s a look at how much homes cost across Canada:


Vancouver

  • Population: 631,486

  • Density: 5,492.6 people/km2

  • Median Household Income: $65,327

  • Local Home Price: $1,480,712


Burnaby, BC and Richmond, BC

Burnaby, BC

  • Population: 232,755

  • Density: 2,568.7 people/km2

  • Median Household Income: $64,737

  • Local Home Price: $1,132,570


Richmond

Richmond, BC

  • Population: 198,309

  • Density: 1,534.1 people/km2

  • Median Household Income: $65,241

  • Local Home Price: $1,037,400


Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Oakville

Richmond Hill, ON

  • Population: 195,022

  • Density: 1,928.8 people/km2

  • Median Household Income:$88,353

  • Local Home Price:$1,037,328


Vaughan

Vaughan, ON

  • Population: 306,233

  • Density: 1,119.4 people/km2

  • Median Household Income:$105,351

  • Local Home Price: $999,548


Oakville

Oakville, ON

  • Population: 193,832

  • Density: 1,314.2 people/km2

  • Median Household Income:$113,666

  • Local Home Price:$1,042,417


Toronto

  • Population: 2,731,571

  • Density: 4,334.4 people/km2

  • Median Household Income: $65,829

  • Local Home Price: $865,817


Calgary

  • Population: 1,239,220

  • Density: 1,501.1 people/km2

  • Median Household Income: $97,334

  • Local Home Price: $478,596


Montreal

  • Population: 1,704,694

  • Density: 3,889.8 people/km2

  • Median Household Income: $50,227

  • Local Home Price: $457,840 (from Q1 2018)


Ottawa

  • Population: 934,243

  • Density: 334.8 people/km2

  • Median Household Income: $85,981

  • Local Home Price: $382,000


Saguenay

  • Population: 144,300

  • Density: 128.5 people/km2

  • Median Household Income: $58,720

  • Local Home Price: $203,068


Halifax

  • Population: 403,131

  • Density: 73.4 people/km2

  • Median Household Income: $69,553

  • Local Home Price: $315,365


St. John’s

  • Population: 108,860

  • Density: 244.1 people/km2

  • Median Household Income: $69,455

  • Local Home Price: $298,640


Oshawa

Oshawa, ON

  • Population: 159,458

  • Density: 1,027.0 people/km2

  • Median Household Income: $70,211

  • Local Home Price: $525,806


St. Catharines

St. Catharines, ON

  • Population: 133113

  • Density: 1,384.8 people/km2

  • Median Household Income: $58,256

  • Local Home Price: $405,199


Regina

Regina, SK

  • Population: 215,106

  • Density: 1,195.2 people/km2

  • Median Household Income: $81,832

  • Local Home Price: $305,012


Saskatoon

Saskatoon, SK

  • Population: 246,376

  • Density: 1,080.0 people/km2

  • Median Household Income: $79,001

  • Local Home Price: $333,826 (year-to-date)


Levis, QC, Sherbrooke, QC and Terrebonne, QC

Levis

Levis, QC

  • Population: 143,414

  • Density: 308.8 people/km2

  • Median Household Income:$74,101

  • Local Home Price: $242,643


Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, QC

  • Population: 161,323

  • Density: 456.0 people/km2

  • Median Household Income:$51,706

  • Local Home Price: $244,630


Terrebonne

Terrebonne, QC

  • Population: 111,575

  • Density: 687.1 people/km2

  • Median Household Income:$78,986

  • Local Home Price: $279,881


Windsor, ON

  • Population: 217,188

  • Density: n/a

  • Median Household Income: $55,450

  • Local Home Price: $303,183

All data and photos courtesy of Point2Homes

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