Cost of Living

A range of factors impact on the cost of provision of goods and services in the Kimberley.

The 2013 Regional Prices Index is produced by the Department of Regional Development. The Index comprises a ‘basket’ of 500 goods and services to compare between regional areas and Perth. Items are weighted to reflect the relative importance of different goods and services.

The following table summarises the results in the Kimberley where Perth has an Index of 100. It shows that at the time of the survey the cost of goods and services, as a whole, are 20% higher in the Kimberley region than in Perth.