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Calculating the Annual Rent Increase Guideline

Effective January 1, 2019, the rent increase guideline is set using a transparent method - the average annual change in the consumer price index for Manitoba (all-items) as published by Statistics Canada. 

The method used to calculate the guideline is set out in the Residential Rent Regulation.  The maximum permitted rent increase is determined as follows and expressed as a percentage, rounded to one decimal place:

Maximum permitted rent increase = 100 x (A-B)/B
In this formula,
A. is the average of the 12 monthly consumer price indexes for the 12-month  period ending on June 30 of the year immediately before the date the maximum permitted rent increase takes effect; and
B. is the average of the 12 monthly consumer price indexes for the 12-month period immediately before the period described in A.

For this purpose, the monthly consumer price index is the monthly consumer price index for Manitoba (All-items), as published by Statistics Canada under the authority of The Statistics Act (Canada).

Despite the calculation determined above, the maximum permitted rent increase must be within the inflation-control target range that is adopted by the Bank of Canada, which is currently between 1% and 3%.

All-items Consumer Price Index (Manitoba)

 

B

A

 

2016-2017

2017-2018

July

129.0

130.1

Aug.

129.2

130.4

Sept.

129.0

130.9

Oct.

129.4

131.4

Nov.

127.9

132

Dec.

127.8

131.5

Jan.

129.6

132.3

Feb.

129.5

132.6

Mar.

129.9

133

Apr.

130.2

134

May

130.2

133.7

June

130.2

133.7

12-month
average

129.3

132.1

The actual calculation for the 2019 annual rent increase guideline is:

2017/2018 average = 132.1   Guideline
2016/2017 average = 129.3 100 x (2.8) =
2.2%
 
   129.3
 

To see the Statistics Canada all-items consumer price index:

 

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