IELTS graph writing # 206 - Average cost of housing in three different areas

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Bar Graph:

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph below shows the average cost of housing in three different areas.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

» You should write at least 150 words.

                                                      Average cost of Housing

IELTS Graph 206 - Average Cost of Housing

Sample Answer 1:
The bar graph compares the housing costs in two different years in rural, suburban and city areas. As an overall trend, the housing price increased considerably in 2000 than that of 1990 and housing in city areas were far more expensive than it was in villages and towns.

As can be seen in the column graph, the cost of accommodation in village area was 75 thousand dollars in 1990 and it was 25 thousand more in the suburban area. Housing cost in city areas was the highest and it was precisely double than the price of houses in rural areas. After a decade the housing cost increased remarkably and in city areas, it went as high as 300 thousand dollars, which was exactly double than that of 1990’s housing price. The housing cost in suburban areas skyrocketed and reached to 275 thousand which was almost 3 times higher than that of 10 years ago. Finally, the housing cost in rural areas also went up in the ten years’ time but was far cheaper than that of city areas.

Sample Answer 2:
The bar graph compares the average cost of housing in rural, suburban and urban areas in 1990 and 2000. A glance at the graph reveals that housing costs more than doubled in just 10 years.

Getting back to details, costs of housing in all areas – urban, suburban and rural areas increased significantly from 1990 to 2000. However, the cost of housing in rural areas did not increase that much compared to the soaring prices in urban and suburban areas. The urban housing costs doubled in a decade and cost of housing in suburban areas increased a great deal. In contrast to those soaring prices, the rural cost for housing went up in a smaller proportion. Like the city areas, it increased but not that much. In 1990, housing cost in the rural area was 75 thousand dollar and it reached to 125 thousand in 10 years. During the same period, housing costs in suburban places ascended to 275 thousand dollars from just hundred thousand in a decade earlier. Finally, the housing price in metropolitan areas went as high as 300 thousand dollars in 2000 from half of that a decade age.

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