Cost of living

The post-pandemic surge in airfares is easing, but a return to the halcyon days of cheap tickets abroad might be finished.

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The first 1,000 days of a child’s life is among their most important, but a huge number of Australian parents are struggling to make ends meet.

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Malaysia’s elderly population is set to feel the full force of its planned removal of fuel subsidies.

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Rising costs of living and airfares point to long-haul travel being affordable for fewer people. It also might re-shape the way we think about tourism.

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For nine of the last ten years, the most searches were for why Apple products and Evian water are so expensive.

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Flights, fuel and eggs are among the top issues for internet users in the cost of living crisis. Policy interventions are coming, but it won’t fix everything.

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As inflation hits developed economies across the world, what is the experience in emerging economies such as Indonesia?

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It is a myth that only price increases of household items cause inflation as consumer behaviour may also be a factor.

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The idea of providing every person with a guaranteed income could increase equality and raise living standards.

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While there is some correlation, it is wrong to say supply chain kinks are a primary cause of inflation.

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Factors that influence inflation and cost of living are varied but identifying genuine ones can help policymakers prioritise key solutions.

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