The Welsh government can expect £1.2bn extra over two years, but Labour ministers are unlikely to say its enough to cover inflation.
Those on benefits and pensions can expect them to increase by inflation next year, while the National Living Wage will rise by 9.7%.
But Mark Drakeford, Labour First Minister of Wales, said: "This autumn statement heaps further pressure on millions of people already struggling with the cost of living crisis.
"We will continue to do everything we can to help people through this difficult period - but all of us will pay for the UK government's mistakes for years to come."
The freezing of the point that people start to pay income tax on their income means that many will pay more in tax as their wages rise.
The Welsh government could vary the rates themselves in Wales, but never has since it had the powers .
A UK government survey in 2020/21 suggested that Wales had more people in receipt of state support that any other UK nation - 56% versus 52% for the UK as a whole.
The way funding works in the UK means that rises in spending for the English NHS and social care trigger extra cash for the Welsh government.
It can spend it on the NHS and social care too, and anything else it would like to.