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Cost of Living Index

January 2024 Beforepay Cost of Living Index

Australians tighten their belts after the holidays with 10.2% spending decline in January, according to the January 2024 Beforepay Cost of Living Index.

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Cost of Living Index

December 2023 Beforepay Cost of Living Index

Australians spent $66 on Christmas 2023, fuelled by lower petrol prices, according to the December 2023 Beforepay Cost of Living Index.

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Cost of Living Index

November 2023 Beforepay Cost of Living Index

Daily spending increased by 2.8% in November 2023 according to the Beforepay Cost of Living Index.

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Cost of Living Index

October 2023 Beforepay Cost of Living Index

Consumer spending declines 1.01% in October 2023 accroding to the Beforepay Cost of Living Index.

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September 2023 Beforepay Cost of Living Index

Daily average spending down 1.3% in September 2023 as petrol prices rise, according to the Beforepay Cost of Living Index.

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Cost of Living Index

August 2023 Beforepay Cost of Living Index

Daily average spending declines 4.9% in August 2023, according to the Beforepay Cost of Living Index.

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Cost of Living Index

July 2023 Beforepay Cost of Living Index

Daily spending rose by 10.6% from $58.88 in June 2023 to $65.13 in July 2023, according to the Beforepay Cost of Living Index.

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June 2023 Beforepay Cost of Living Index

Daily spending rose by 6.1% from $55.49 in May 2023 to $58.88 in June 2023, according to the Beforepay Cost of Living Index.

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May 2023 Beforepay Cost of Living Index

Spending fell in May 2023, with the average daily spending for Australians down 5.7% from $58.84 to $55.49, according to the Beforepay Cost of Living Index.

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Cost of Living Index

April 2023 Beforepay Cost of Living Index

April saw a 2.9% month-on-month increase in the daily cost of living, up to $58.84 from $57.17 in March, according to the Beforepay Cost of Living Index.

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Cost of Living Index

March 2023 Beforepay Cost of Living Index

March saw a 1.8% month-on-month decrease in the daily cost of living, down to $57.17 from $58.23 in February, according to the Beforepay Cost of Living Index.

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February 2023 Beforepay Cost of Living Index

February saw a 2.5% month-on-month increase in the daily cost of living, up to $58.23 from $56.83 in January, according to the Beforepay Cost of Living Index.

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Cost of Living Index

January 2023 Beforepay Cost of Living Index

The average daily cost of living has fallen by 8% month-on-month from $62.02 in December 2022 to $56.83 in January 2023, a 1.6% increase year on year.

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Cost of Living Index

December 2022 Beforepay Cost of Living Index

Australians saw a surge in spending on Boxing Day, with the average person spending $448.38. In December 2022, the daily cost of living for the average Australian increased by just 2.5% to $62.02.

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New data shows the daily cost of living for the average Australian in November 2022 increased by only 1% over the month to $60.48.

Cost of Living Index

November 2022 Beforepay Cost of Living Index

New data shows the daily cost of living for the average Australian in November 2022 increased by only 1% over the month to $60.48. This represents an increase from $59.78 in October 2022 and from $60.23 in November 2021.

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Daily spending for the average Australian increased to $61.41 in October 2022, up 4.4% from $58.81 in September 2022, according to the Beforepay Cost of Living Index.

Cost of Living Index

October 2022 Beforepay Cost of Living Index

Rising utility prices and grocery bills are consuming Australian wages as new Beforepay data shows the daily cost of living increased 1.6% to $59.78 in October 2022 from $58.81 in September.

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Daily spending for the average Australian dropped 29% in September 2022 to $58.81, from $83.27 in August, according to the Beforepay Cost of Living Index.

Cost of Living Index

September 2022 Beforepay Cost of Living Index

Daily spending for the average Australian dropped 29% in September 2022 to $58.81, from $83.27 in August, according to the Beforepay Cost of Living Index.

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Petrol and auto spending fluctuates as the cost of living in Australia changes.

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August 2022 Beforepay Cost of Living Index

The daily cost of living for the average Australian jumped 18.2% in July, to $66.46 per day. The figure is drawn from the Beforepay Cost of Living Index.

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Cost of Living Index

July 2022 - Beforepay Cost of Living Index

The daily cost of living for the average Australian jumped 18.2% in July, to $66.46 per day. The figure is drawn from the Beforepay Cost of Living Index.

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