Minimum Essential Budgets for Six Households

Issued: November 2006


The aim of the 2005 – 2006 study is to:

  1. Make available detailed information on the actual cost of a minimum essential standard of living for 6 household types
  2. Provide the foundations for a national database for minimum essential budget standards, which can be developed and modified for application to different family types.
  3. Lobby for a more adequate level of income for people in receipt of social welfare payments and the minimum wage.