This report demonstrates that rent, rates, utility costs and motor vehicle expenses continue to have a significant impact on the capacity of age pensioners to afford a basic standard of living.
This is the fifth age pensioner Cost of Living Report compiled by the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) since 2013. The report uses publicly available data to examine the incomes and expenses of four model age-pensioner households and explore whether they can meet a basic standard of living. This year, the data has been further examined through a series of focus groups with Queensland age pensioners.
Read the full report here.