The 2020 ACT Cost of Living Report tracks changes in the cost of living for low-income households in the Australian Capital Territory over the past 12 months and five years.
Over the past five years, housing, health, and energy prices in Canberra have increased significantly. Changes in the cost of living in the ACT have hit low-income households hardest.
We must address cost of living, poverty and inequality to achieve a just and fair Canberra. Ahead of the 2020 ACT Election, ACTCOSS is calling on the next ACT Government to take targeted action to support low-income households in a range of areas including financial assistance, health, housing, transport, energy, and justice.