Living in rural areas is not just healthy but a lot cheaper too, you can used a lot of alternatives without spending money. The old day care school near our house is now a storage house, it was a food store after the school class was transferred to a new building. One of our relatives sold cooked vegetables, viand and street foods on the place but since they got misunderstanding with the owner it was vacated and now it is a storage unit. My Aunt stored their yield of rice in the empty school which is cheaper than renting storage unit which usually take placed in urban areas.
In cities you cannot store a lot of things in your house if you have no basement or attic so other people is renting a storage unit as other option.