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Too expensive to be afforded by the average person:‘medical care has become unaffordable’
- ‘But in some areas, house prices have reached such a level that properties have become unaffordable, despite the low cost of borrowing.’
- ‘Staying alive is a daily struggle with only one meal per day, with school fees and uniforms being considered unaffordable luxuries.’
- ‘In 1997, the great fear was that houses were becoming unaffordable for first-time buyers.’
- ‘You may think that finding your calling is an unaffordable luxury in this tough business environment.’
- ‘He said Zesco's aim should be to attract more people to access the commodity instead of making it unaffordable.’
- ‘Full time holiday care is difficult to find too - the whole system is hit and miss, unaffordable for most and yet the key to getting everyone out to work!’
- ‘Whatever the actual bill turns out to be, be assured that its price tag is a huge unaffordable social risk.’
- ‘Yes they may be prettier, edgier and all, but they are also even more expensive and unaffordable.’
- ‘The committee looked at the performance of the Affirmative Action Loan Scheme and found that the loans were unaffordable.’
- ‘Furthermore, it is permitted for Egypt to refuse the registration of any drugs that are seen as extremely expensive or unaffordable.’
- ‘DIAMONDS, ONCE thought to be too expensive and unaffordable, have suddenly emerged as the best bet in jewellery.’
- ‘Typically, these candidates are originally from Dublin, but were driven out by unaffordable property prices.’
- ‘That's actually pretty accurate in terms of linking homelessness, unaffordable housing, and poverty!’
- ‘For those who say that increasing tuition will cause education to become unaffordable for many average students, I disagree.’
- ‘However, many small investors mistakenly believe that highly-priced shares are both expensive and unaffordable.’
- ‘It is not a secret that housing in the capital city over the last 10 years has become a nightmare and unaffordable to the average working class.’
- ‘It is not that house prices have risen but that they have risen so much as to make accommodation unaffordable.’
- ‘Electrical dryers are expensive and unaffordable to most small farmers.’
- ‘Compulsory, unaffordable insurance and a surfeit of red tape would encourage providers to move to more profitable alternatives.’
- ‘Unless migrants also find sustainable employment, the running costs of formal housing may be unaffordable for the very poor.’
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