This section gives the cost of a Minimum Essential Budget for each household type from 2006 - 2009. It highlights the impact of inflation on household's expenditure cost and the change in the cost of a Minimum Essential Budget over a four year period.
Note: The study which was first published in 2006, is updated annually to reflect Consumer Price Annual Percentage Changes. The update takes place in mid June every year; i.e for 2009 the inflation period used is mid June 2008- mid June 2009.
Click on the link below for details of changes in the cost of a Minimum Essential Budget from 2006-2009 (no entitlement to secondary benefits and housing and car costs excluded) for all family types.