Tasmanian living costs are accelerating, but inflation remains slightly below wages growth on the latest available figures.
Hobart inflation - the best available measure for Tasmania - increased by 1.1 per cent in the year to March, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
That was boosted by a 0.8 per cent increase in the March quarter alone, fuelled by rising education, transport and health costs.
It matched the December quarter increase as inflation started to revive after the coronavirus crash.
Meanwhile, Tasmanian wages increased by 1.5 per cent in the year to December, according to the ABS' wage price index.
That included a 0.4 per cent increase in the December quarter.
Wages growth above inflation suggests workers' living standards are improving, but much depends on individual spending patterns.
Private sector wages increased by 1.3 per cent for the year and public sector wages by 1.9 per cent.
he wage price index measures changes in payments for the same work.
March quarter wage price index figures will be released on May 19.
Education costs soared by 7.8 per cent in the March quarter in Hobart, the ABS estimated.
Other significant increases were in:
Communication (0.5 per cent), food and non-alcoholic drinks (0.4 per cent), recreation and culture (0.3 per cent), clothing and footwear (0.2 per cent) and furnishings, household equipment and services (0.2) per cent also had increases.
Surprisingly, given the strong real estate market and scarcity of available rental properties, the ABS found housing costs were flat during the quarter.
Insurance and financial services costs fell by 1.1 per cent and alcohol and tobacco costs by 0.2 per cent.
Hobart inflation increased by 0.8 per cent in the year to December.
National inflation increased by 0.6 per cent for the March quarter and 1.1 per cent annually.
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.