'We used to have a dessert after a meal, not anymore': how Canberrans are adjusting to soaring living costs

Natalie Vikhrov
Adrian Rollins
Updated August 9 2023 - 9:23am, first published August 8 2023 - 1:05pm

Canberrans have pulled back sharply on their spending amid a nationwide downturn in the purchase of discretionary goods and services.

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Natalie Vikhrov

Natalie Vikhrov

Federal politics and public service reporter

Natalie Vikhrov reports on federal politics and public service for The Canberra Times. Prior to this, she spent several years covering human rights in Eastern Europe, including Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Get in touch via natalie.vikhrov@austcommunitymedia.com.au.

Adrian Rollins

Adrian Rollins


Adrian Rollins is economics correspondent for the Canberra Times

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