Escape to the country cools off as cost of living bites

An aerial view of Caloundra, Sunshine Coast
Capital city residents tend to move to regions close to the cities, such as the Sunshine Coast. -AAP Image

High interest rates and house prices mean Australians are staying put for the first time since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when record numbers of people left the cities for the country.

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