Cost of Living Reports

NTCOSS produces a quarterly Cost of Living report to track changes and trends to the cost of living in the Northern Territory.

These reports are used to guide policy development at local and government levels, and for NTCOSS, at a territory and federal level, to advocate for continued and improved consideration and support for those on the lowest incomes.

 

Cost of Living Report No. 27

In its 27th Cost of Living Report released this week, the Northern Territory Council of Social Service, (NTCOSS) shows the extent that households are doing it tough.

Some of those doing it the toughest will finally get some relief with the doubling of Newstart and Youth Allowance for the next six months.

The report reveals that high and rising housing and transport costs impact on some particular regions in the NT. Alice Springs has more expensive weekly median private rental than Palmerston, Katherine and Darwin’s northern suburbs ($650 for a four-bedroom house and $535 for a three-bedroom house). Katherine’s median house price is also very high at $550 per week for a four-bedroom house.

Click here to open the 27th Cost of Living Report

Cost of Living Report Fact sheet

Cost of Living Report No. 25

The 25th Cost of Living Report released today by the Northern Territory Council of Social Service (NTCOSS) focuses on cost of living pressures across the NT – with food costs again in the spotlight.  NTCOSS’s analysis of the NT Government’s recent Market Basket Survey Full Report shows the average cost of food in corner stores is 31% more than in a major supermarket – greater than a decade ago.

Cost of Living Report No.25 download here

Cost of Living Report No.25 Info-graphic download here

NTCOSS Cost Of Living Report No. 24

The Northern Territory Council of Social Service (NTCOSS) released its 24th Cost of Living Report today, shining a spotlight on soaring prices for healthy foods in remote community stores and calling on governments to take action. read more…