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How much does it cost to live in the Kimberley?

The answer to this question is relative and can greatly depend on one’s lifestyle and preferences. However, the Regional Price Index 2017  can assist with gauging the cost of living in that it identifies the price levels in the WA regions. The index is produced by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development every two years and compares the prices of a ‘basket’ of 600 goods and services  between regional areas and Perth. ‘Basket’ items are also weighted to reflect the relative importance of the different goods and services.

The Index shows that the overall prices in the Kimberley have decreased by 2.5% since 2015, and that on average the Kimberley region is 12.9% more expensive than Perth, as per Map 1 of the below document (click on the + ‘plus’ command to zoom in or – ‘minus’ to zoom out).

Regional Price Index 2017 Map 1 Overall

Page last updated: Tue Dec 4 2018 2:47:02 PM

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