The financial gap between city and country has never been bigger, and rural folk are finding it harder to see the sunny side up.

The financial gap between city and country has never been bigger, and rural folk are finding it harder to see the sunny side up.
The ME Household Financial Comfort Report provides in-depth and critical insights into the financial situation of Australians based on a survey of 1,500 households.
 
The survey is designed, developed and produced bi-annually by ME with assistance from DBM Consultants and Economics & Beyond.
 
This edition presents the findings from the 17th survey, conducted in December 2019 and published in February 2020.‚Äč

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Key findings.

Financial comfort has fallen across regional Australia, with a record gap between metro and regional households

Australian households are feeling far more comfortable with debt

Property price optimism has returned, with both owner occupiers and investors revising up their house price expectations for 2020

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