New data shows true cost of transport

SGS research has informed the first ever Transport Affordability Index released by the Australian Automobile Association today. The Index will track transport affordability by analysing tax, tollways, public transport and finance costs as a proportion of average household income across states and territories.

The Transport Affordability Index measures transport costs as a share of income across Australia, and tracks movements in costs over time. It is designed to represent the transport patterns of a typical Australian family – a two car household in the middle to outer suburbs with two adults and children.

View the full report here.

Read the media release here.