Housing rent increases over the past year have been greater in south Kildare than the north, according to Leinster Leader analysis of figures from the Rental Tenancies Board for the fourth quarter of 2017.
The quarterly figures show that the largest percent increases were in Monasterevin and Athy were the rents are still relatively lower.
But there are still above county average rises in Maynooth.
The RTB bases its figures the rents on the new rents registered with it in a year quarter.
The largest increase was in Monasterevin where a 10.5% rise in monthly rents to €930 was calculated between Q4 2016 and Q4 2017. Next came Athy with a 10.5% rise to €786.20.
County Kildare as a whole saw a rise of 6.6% to €1,075.
The lowest % rise was in Leixlip where rent rose 1.6% to €1,195.81 but in the nearby university town, Maynooth, the most expensive in the county, the rent rost 8.2% to €1,306.43.
Naas saw a 9.1% rise to €1,139.31, a cash rise of €94.60.
In Sallins rents rose 7.7% to €1,160.38 over the year.