Rural savers typically have around £1,500 more squirrelled away than their urban counterparts, a report has found.
People living in the countryside have £10,357 put aside for a rainy day on average, which is £1,537 more than people living in towns and cities who typically have £8,820 in their nest egg, according to Halifax's "savings barometer" of England and Wales.
The biggest gap between urban and rural savers was found in the West Midlands, where the balances of those living in the countryside were typically 31% or £2,431 higher than those in towns and cities.
Across the findings, rural savers typically have 44% of their gross annual earnings put away, compared with 34% for urban savers. The smallest average balances were found in the London boroughs of Newham and Hackney, at £5,173 and £5,241 respectively.