New rental agreements for apartments were more expensive than houses
The cost of rent has gone up by almost 6% in Kildare over the past year, according to the latest figures from the Residential Tenancies Board.
The average cost of rent in the county is €1,560.80.
The cost of rent nationally has gone up by almost 9%, It shows average rent for new tenancies was €1,544 in the first three months of the year.
Rents for new tenancies between January and March were up by 8.9% in the past year.
Compared to the last quarter of 2022 it was a 2.5% rise.
New rental agreements for apartments were more expensive than houses with the €1,586 the average rent for apartments, compared to at €1,522 a month for houses.
Looking at new tenancies across all property types in Dublin, the average rent was €2,102 per month - and the highest in the country.
The county with the fastest growing average rent for new tenancies registered between January and March was in Co Roscommon, which saw a 23.7% increase in the past year.
The lowest increase was in Co. Carlow where rents for new tenancies increased by 2% in the past year.
Sixteen counties had average rents above thousand euro a month.