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Cost of Living

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

Overall, Alaska, Alaska cost of living is 131.80.

  COST OF LIVINGAlaska, AlaskaUnited States
  Overall  132100
  Grocery  136.4100
  Health  141100
  Housing  141100
  Utilities  165100
  Transportation  115100
  Miscellaneous  117100

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