New ABS data has tracked the extent of inflation.
Hobart’s annual inflation rate to the end of June is 6.5%, actually higher than the national average of the capitals of 6.1%
A partial driver of the Hobart result is rent in the Tasmanian capital leaping 6.2% in the year, only Perth and Darwin recorded larger increases.
Furniture prices also zoomed up by 8.6% in Hobart attributed to growing transport and manufacturing costs.
Other prices rising broadly in Australia’s cities in just three months to the end of June are clothing and footwear up 3.5% and food and non-alcoholic beverages rising 2%.
One of the few expenses bucking the trend in Hobart were urban transport fares falling 20% in the year due to a period of free public transport.