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. 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. (more…)