The cost of living in Tasmania
Housing in Tasmania is cheaper than in the capital cities of the Australian mainland. (See the property page for a comparison of median house and apartment prices.)
Retail prices of grocery items in Tasmania
Grocery prices in Tasmania are lower on some items and more on others. Use these Australian Bureau of Statistics figures to compare Hobart with other capital cities across Australia. See the comparison of average retail prices of selected items on this linked page.
Petrol prices in Tasmania
Petrol can be slightly more expensive but, when making a comparison bear in mind that, in general, the shorter distances travelled in Tasmania and the lack of traffic jams may reduce the amount of fuel used.
Energy costs in Tasmania
Tasmania has the second lowest electricity cost of any state in Australia. The aurora energy website has useful information and calculators to help estimate your power costs in Tasmania.
Aurora’s companion site, warm.com.au has useful energy tips.
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Tasmania is known for its vegetable gardens and fruit orchards.
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