Social Well-Being Tracker

Our social well-being indicators are based on social determinants of health. These indicators are the economic and social conditions that shape the health of individuals and communities. Social determinants of health also determine the extent to which a person possesses the physical, social, and personal resources to identify and achieve personal aspirations, satisfy needs, and cope with the environment. Social determinants of health are about the quantity and quality of a variety of resources that a society makes available to its members. Important considerations include both the quality and their distribution amongst the population. 1

EBuilt Environment

E1Average Monthly Rent, Two-Bedroom Apartment, October AverageEdmonton CMA

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Trend Value Negative


Housing is typically the largest cost that individuals and families have. Housing that is affordable, suitable, and adequate is a key determinate of an individual or family’s health and well-being. However, housing that is overcrowded, in need of repairs, or has health risks (for example, has mould or poor ventilation) can directly impact an individual’s physical and mental health. Additionally, paying for housing that is unaffordable (that is, costing more than 30% of a family’s income) reduces a family’s overall ability to address other determinates of health. 

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Edmonton CMA in October 2020

  • The cost of rent in Edmonton has increased significantly.
  • Rental costs in Edmonton have been increasing.
  • The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Edmonton CMA in October 2020 was $1,272.
  • Rent tends to decrease slightly during economic downturns, such as the global financial crisis from 2008 to 2010, but increases sharply during economic booms.

E1 to E2. Rental Housing

Rent and Vacancy Rates, Edmonton. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. (2019). Rental Market Report, Edmonton CMA. Retrieved from

E3. Residential Selling Price

Residential Selling Price, Edmonton: Realtors Association of Edmonton. (2097), 2018 and 2019 data obtained from Quarterly Market Report. Retrieved from: Prior years data received directly from Realtors Association of Edmonton.

E4 to E6. Homelessness Data

Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (May 9, 2018). Why real-time data is the foundation for ending homelessness. Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. Retrieved from:

Homeward Trust (2019). Edmonton By Name List. Retrieved from:!/vizhome/Edmon-tonBNL/BNLDashboard

(1) Raphael, D. (2004). Introduction to the social determinants of health. In D. Raphael (ed.) Social Determinates of Health: Canadian perspectives. Toronto: Canadian Scholar's Press Inc.

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