Archive for November, 2010

Living in the Countryside cost more than living in urban area

November 23rd, 2010

Countryside Living
Living in the Countryside cost you up to 20% more than living in an Urban area according to a report released recently. The report said for people living in rural area to reach an acceptable standard of living, they need to earn at least £18,600 compared with urban dwellers who only need £14,400.

The report which was compiled by Commission for Rural Communities said people living in a remote village needs to earn 50% above the minimum wage of £5.93 to reach an acceptable living standards. The report said fuel and transport are the main reason for the significant increase in the cost of living in a village.

The index compiled for the report was based on the items people think they need for their household to function properly. Donald Hush commenting on the index said “fuel and transport are the main reason behind this cost, living in a remote rural village you need your own transport to get bye while in urban area there is a public transport system”.

The report also mention the fact that low pay is much more common in the rural area, may rural workers pay fall well short or what they need to keep their household essentials supplied.

The figures the report identified for a single people living in various part of the country follows:

A single person living in a rural town needs £15,600
A single person living in a village needs £17,900
A single person living in a hamlet in remote countryside £18,600

Many rural dweller said higher fuel bill and cars contribute significantly to their household bill. Home in rural areas tends to have poor insulation.

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