- Leads to influx of people to the urban cities thereby causing high cost of living.
- Increases unemployment problems.
- Increase social vices like armed robbery in the urban cities.
- Causes depopulation of rural areas.
- Causes inflation in urban areas.
- Leads to a fall in the output of the rural areas.
Note that migration is divided into: rural-rural, rural-urban, urban – urban, and urban-rural.