The average rent in County Wexford is now up to €844 per month.
A new report by the Residential Tenancies Board has found that rent was around 5.7% higher in quarter one of 2021 than it was at the start of 2020 (€798.55).
Kilkenny has seen the largest increase in rent of 12.3% with a place to stay costing over €100 more this year than last.
One in five renters in Dublin are spending more than half their income on rent, according to the figures from the RTB.
64% of Dublin renters are paying more than 30% of their salary to live in the city.
That compares to 50% of the country’s tenants spending more than a third of their take-home pay on housing.
In quarter one of this year 2021 in Dublin, the standardised average rent stood at €1,820 per month, a 2% increase year-on-year, while the lowest monthly rent was in Leitrim at €596 per month, a 3.8% year on year increase.