'Very big house in the country' costs £27,000 more than city home

Julia Kollewe
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Do you want to live in a house, a very big house in the country? You'll have to shell out a lot more than for a city home.

House prices in the countryside are, on average, £27,000 (or 16%) higher than in urban areas, says mortgage lender Halifax. Average property prices in rural areas have increased more than urban areas over the past decade. This means some rural parts of the country have become unaffordable for people on average incomes, in particular first-time buyers.