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Unaffordable Australia: The Surprising Income You Need to Rent Comfortably

MCG Quantity Surveyors < 1 mins read
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For Immediate Release

New Report Unveils the Striking Income Gap in Australia’s Rental Market

A recent study titled "Unaffordable Australia: The Surprising Income You Need to Rent Comfortably" has unveiled the significant income gap renters face in Australia's most sought-after suburbs. Compiled by MCG Quantity Surveyors, the report sheds light on the top 10 suburb areas across Australian capital cities and states where the disparity between current incomes and what is necessary to afford rent comfortably is most pronounced.

Mike Mortlock, Managing Director of MCG Quantity Surveyors, comments on the report's findings, "This study reveals the harsh reality many Australians face—a reality where the dream of living in a prime location is increasingly out of reach due to the widening gap between wages and rental prices."

The report not only highlights the top 10 affected suburbs but also delves into the broader implications of this gap on local economies. "When a significant portion of a household's income is dedicated to rent, there's less available for other expenditures. This isn't just a problem for renters; it's a challenge for the entire local economy," Mike adds.

With an emphasis on the critical need for affordable housing solutions, Mike urges policymakers and industry stakeholders to consider the report's findings as a call to action. "We need innovative solutions to bridge this affordability gap. It's imperative for the sustainability of our communities and the overall health of our economy," he asserts.

For more insights from the "Unaffordable Australia" report or to schedule an interview with Mike Mortlock, please contact:

  • Mike Mortlock
  • Managing Director, MCG Quantity Surveyors
  • Phone: 0409 956 797
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