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Calculating the Annual Rent Increase Guideline

Effective January 1, 2020, the rent increase guideline is set using a transparent method, which is the average annual change in the consumer price index for Manitoba (all items), as reported by Statistics Canada. 

The method used to calculate the guideline is set out in the Residential Rent Regulation. The maximum allowable 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
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 reported by Statistics Canada, under the authority of The Statistics Act(Canada).

Despite the calculation determined above, the maximum allowable rent increase must be within the inflation-control target range that is adopted by the Bank of Canada, which is currently between one and three per cent.

All-items Consumer Price Index (Manitoba)

 

B

A

 

2017-2018

2018-2019

July

130.1

134.4

Aug.

130.4

134.2

Sept.

130.9

134

Oct.

131.4

135

Nov.

132

134.3

Dec.

131.5

134.3

Jan.

132.3

134.1

Feb.

132.6

135.2

Mar.

133

136.1

Apr.

134

137.1

May

133.7

137.5

June

133.7

137.3

12-month

average

132.1

135.3

The actual calculation for the 2020 annual rent increase guideline is:

2018/2019 average = 135.3   Guideline
2017/2018 average = 132.1 100 x (3.2) =
2.4%
 
  132.1
 

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

 

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