The average Perth household will spend more than $4,500 a year on petrol and diesel, according to a new report.
The figures were released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in the national survey of car purchases.
The average price of a new vehicle in Perth will be $29,813, which is a 6 per cent increase over a year ago.
This increase comes after a 3 per cent rise in the past 12 months.
The median price of an average car will be about $35,000, up from $32,000 last year.
Perth’s median household income is now $63,400, up 2 per cent over last year, according the ABS.
The cost of buying a new motor vehicle has risen over the past year, from $9,000 in 2015 to $12,000 this year.
Photo: Supplied Buyers will also be paying more than a third more for fuel, with the average price for a petrol car going up by about $2.40 per litre in 2016 to $3.10 per litne.
This will rise to $4.60 per liture by 2020.
The cheapest petrol car in WA will cost $39,000 when it hits the market in 2019.
It is cheaper than the Holden Commodore, which will cost an average of $55,000.
The Holden Commodore is cheaper but not as good a car as the Mercedes SLS AMG.
It was previously available in the US and Australia.
Perth has a new market in Australia and South Australia, but the bulk of the country will be seeing a drop in new car sales.
Perth is also seeing a surge in the number of vehicles bought by families.
In April, there were about 3,200 new cars bought in Perth and a further 2,200 vehicles were bought in the South Australian city of Darwin.
In May, there was about 1,000 new cars sold in Perth.
A new report shows that Perth has the most affordable housing market in the nation.
Photo : Supplied There are more than 1,800 properties available in Perth, and more than 4,000 of them are affordable.
In Perth, there are more affordable houses for sale than any other city in the country.
Perth had more than 500,000 people rent, the highest number in the world.
This figure will grow to 2.7 million people by 2031, according an ABS study.
The ABS said there was a strong housing market for people with lower incomes, as well as for families with children.
“This affordability is reflected in the low prices for most of the property types in Perth,” the ABS said.
“In contrast, Sydney and Brisbane are both experiencing a significant decline in affordability, as the cost of living has been increasing at an unsustainable rate over the last decade.”
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