A large number of Australians are paying more than $460 a week just to get around. “This sharp rise in transport costs needs to be monitored by governments, which need to avoid policies and decisions that impact cost of living,” says Mr Bradley. This includes costs such as car loan repayments, tolls, fuel, public transport, insurance, registration, servicing and roadside assistance. The next most expensive city for transport is Melbourne at $434. While the weekly costs are the smallest out of any capital city, they represent the largest proportion of household income out of any capital city at 17.6 per cent.