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The cost of domestic travel has increased somewhat over the past two decades. Relative to salary and wage rates, the affordability of domestic air travel has changed little.


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Core dashboard information


Consumers Price Index for domestic air travel (June 2017 quarter = 1000)
Labour Cost Index for all sectors combined, all salary and wage rates (June 2017 quarter = 1000)

Nature of data

Primary source

Stats NZ Infoshare -- CPI013AA (for domestic air travel) and LCI028 (for salaries and wages)

Custodian of data

Statistics NZ

URL http://archive.stats.govt.nz/infoshare/SearchPage.aspx
Data on cost of domestic air travel can be found by clicking the 'Browse' tab, then selecting Economic Indicators->Consumers Price Index-> CPI Level 3 Classes for New Zealand (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec), then choosing “Dommestic air transport" on the menu of NZHEC classes.
Data on the cost of salaries and wages can be found by clicking the 'Browse' tab, then selecting Labour Cost Index - LCI->All Sectors Combined, All Salary and Wage Rates (Base: June 2017 qtr (=1000)) (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec).
Frequency Quarterly
Disaggregation National
Quality of the data

Reliable - there is a 3 month time lag

Next Update March, June, September and December