The inquiry, carried out by the National Crime Agency on behalf of North Wales Police, is largely underwritten by the government.
The Home Office has paid 85 per cent of the cost — leaving the North Wales force with a bill of £550,000 up to March 2016.
A further £278,000 was spent by the National Crime Agency.
Rebecca obtained the figures from North Wales Police under the Freedom of Information Act.
Operation Pallial is still active and is forecast to cost a further £890,000 in 2016-17.
The final bill is likely to top £5 million.
This is in addition to the £3 million spent by the Macur Review of the 1996-2000 North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal.
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