Cost of living package for New Zealand households

Last updated: 30 November 2022

As part of the Budget 2022’s Cost of Living Package to give Kiwi families immediate relief through the global energy crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine, the New Zealand Government will cut NZD 0.25 per litre of fuel for until January 2023. The public transport fares will also be cut in half to provide cheaper transport options over the same period. 

Moreover, the government will provide $116 per month from August to October (3 months) to 2.1 million households. This cost-of-living support serves to mitigate the impact of global inflation from the war in Ukraine on top of global supply chain disruptions and the pandemic. 

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