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Cost of Living Comparison:
Chicago, Illinois - Anchorage, Alaska

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A salary of $40,000 in Chicago, Illinois should increase to $48,765 in Anchorage, Alaska

Cost of Living IndexesChicagoAnchorage
Overall110.9135.2
Food110.8128.9
Housing112.4157.8
Utilities104.5132.7
Transportation122.1107.9
Health101.1138.2
Miscellaneous105.8127.2
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Anchorage is 22% more expensive than Chicago.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 40% more expensive in Anchorage.



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