Living in cities or the countryside – higher welfare but lower costs

This project studies differences in living costs between rural areas and cities. It is a continuation of a project comparing disposable incomes in rural areas and cities. The previous project found that disposable incomes was 10 percent lower in rural areas than the national average. If living costs are higher in rural areas the difference in welfare may be smaller yet.

The project focuses on differences in accommodation costs and transportation costs. It collects information about the housing stock (the share living in rental and condominium apartments, and villas), and the accommodation costs for each housing type. How does the housing stock differ between rural areas and cities, and how does the costs differ? To document differences in transportation costs we collect information about driving distances.

The project will be completed in autumn 2023.

Responsible: Martin Nordin 


Martin Nordin

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