The Portsmouth City Council cost of living hub is a one-stop shop guide for the help that is available for Portsmouth residents.
This page provides an overview of key data on the cost of living crisis. It looks at what we know about which parts of our city are most vulnerable to rising costs of living and how issues are impacting on residents of Portsmouth. It includes information on:
- Food insecurity and poverty
- Fuel and energy
- Skills, employment and benefits
- Money, debt and advice
The data in the summary will be updated at least annually in July each year. However the picture changes rapidly – the most up to date data can be explored more fully in the sections of the Cost of Living JSNA Report using the links on this page.
The Public Health Annual Report 2023 examines in more detail why poverty is a problem, how it has been made worse by the cost of living crisis which has put many more households in a position of financial stress or vulnerability, and what that means for communities in Portsmouth. It was produced using data available in Spring 2023 so provides a snapshot at that time which may vary from the data below which is updated more frequently.
The Cost of Living JSNA Report shows data that can help us understand the impact of the rising cost of living in Portsmouth. It brings together national and local data covering risks and vulnerability and emerging impacts. It has been developed using datasets from a range of sources, and caution should always be taken in interpreting the outputs.
The data in the report is dynamic and updated regularly. The following key points are based on the latest available data at 1 August 2023.