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  COST OF LIVING OVERVIEW
  

Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Anchorage, Alaska is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Anchorage, Alaska is more expensive.

Overall, Anchorage, Alaska cost of living is 135.20.

  COST OF LIVINGAnchorage, AlaskaUnited States
  Overall  135100
  Grocery  128.9100
  Health  138100
  Housing  158100
  Utilities  133100
  Transportation  108100
  Miscellaneous  127100


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  COST OF LIVING COMMENTS
  
Gold In The Street! -COME ONE, COME ALL!
Here in Anchorage, AK is a place where there are no real taxes (as of yet) and also a place where all the homeowners pay through the nose for property taxes, which is... (read more)
LOW WAGES BUT VERY HIGH COST OF LIVING
I earn less in Anchorage than I did in the lower 48 7 years ago at a comperable job, however a 3 bedroom in Anchorage averages $1450 a month. It is impossible to make... (read more)
job market
Anchorage offers great job opporunities with growth in oil and gas, international air cargo hub, expanding medical industry and federal funding for military... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Anchorage
Has been a great place to raise kids and make a... (read more)
Favorite Place So Far
Lived in multiple cities in California, North Carolina, Texas, Alaska, and Nevada. Anchorage is easily the winner; yes, even over my San Diego hometown. If I could find... (read more)
Don't get too excited.
People like to say that there is always lots of things to do, which is far from it. I mean, yeah, if you are an avid skiier, or a snowboarder, then sure, you can be... (read more)
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