Unaffordable housing: crisis in the countryside

The average house price in rural areas is 11 times higher than the average wage according to research published by the National Housing Federation. It finds that wages in rural areas would need to rise by 150 per cent for people living in rural areas to be able to afford a mortgage. It also found that nearly half of the most unaffordable places to live in England outside of London are in rural areas. House prices in the these areas were between 13 to 20 times the average salary.