And You Thought Your Rent Was High!

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Downtown Calgary Office

Downtown office space in Calgary is in fairly high demand, and although most tenants would say their rent is too high, based on an article in efinancialnews.com, Calgary is a bargain compared to these international cities:

#10:Zurich, Switzerland - Average occupancy costs: $98 per sq. ft/ per year

#9: Paris, France: Average occupancy costs: $106 per sq. ft/ per year

#8: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Average occupancy costs: $109 per sq. ft/ per year (after an 8% drop in 2011)

#7: Sydney, Australia: Average occupancy costs: $119 per sq. ft/ per year

#6: New York, New York: Average occupancy costs: $120 per sq. ft/ per year

#5: Beijing, China: Average occupancy costs: $130 per sq. ft/ per year - costs jumped 75% from 2011

#4: Moscow, Russia: Average occupancy costs: $148 per sq. ft/ per year - 41% jump from 2011

#3: Tokyo, Japan: Average occupancy costs: $197 per sq. ft/ per year

#2: London's West End, England: Average occupancy costs: $239 per sq. ft/ per year

#1: Hong Kong, China: Average occupancy costs: $244 per sq. ft/ per year (although a decrease is expected over the next year)

Ryan & Sheri MacDonald are Calgary Realtors® with the Calgary Home Team in Calgary, Alberta.

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