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These countries are paying people to move to the countryside

Escape to the country... remote work has made rural relocation easier. Image: Unsplash/Federico Respini

Victoria Masterson

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Ian Shine

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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Percentage of population in urban and rural areas, Japan
Japan is looking to halt population decline in rural areas. Image: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

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Rural areas have traditionally lost people to cities. The new world of remote working might help change this dynamic. Image: Twitter/@wef

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The pandemic fuelled a drive in America to relocate from cities to rural areas. Image: Gallup
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