In the June quarter, typical capital city household transport
costs rose by an average 0.5 per cent across Australia, and
typical benchmark regional household transport costs rose
by an average of 0.6 per cent.
In the March 2023 quarter, the typical Australian household’s transport costs rose by almost 7.4 per cent. This is much higher than the consumer price index increase of 1.4 per cent over the same period.
The typical household now spends 15.1 per cent of its income on transport costs.
The typical weekly household transport cost in capital city households is now $413.53 and $343.93 in regional households.
Australia’s peak motoring body has released its latest Transport Affordability Index showing average weekly fuel costs rose more than $5 to $100.39 a week across the country in the past three months.