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£3,000 ‘rural penalty’ for countryside residents

The Telegraph has revealed analysis showing households in the countryside suffer, on average, a £3,300 “rural living penalty” as they pay more for everyday services than urban dwellers

A study by BoilerJuice Connected, utilising the Office for National Statistics data, showed the cost of essential goods for those in rural areas is rising significantly faster than the national average.

Rural dwellers, who are more likely to need to drive, will spend £535 more on petrol each year and an additional £561 on cars and vans.

They are also forecast to spend £354 more on “domestic fuels” than city inhabitants.

Full article:

The Telegraph - It costs £3,300 a year more to live in the countryside, here's how to fight back


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