ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

2022 ACT Cost of Living Report

Publication date: 
May 2022

The 2022 ACT Cost of Living Report highlights the dual impact of the highest increase in living costs in over 20 years and the withdrawal of COVID-19 income supports. Over the past 12 months the ACT community sector has seen an increase in demand for social services alongside an increase in poverty, disadvantage and complexity of need among the people and communities they support.

Ahead of the 2022 Federal Election and the 2022-23 ACT Budget, this report calls on both levels of government to commit to an economic and community recovery for all - built upon a vision of a fairer and more resilient community and a more just and sustainable future.