Anchorage, Alaska vs. Mason City, Iowa

Cost of Living Comparison

The cost of living in Mason City, Iowa is 39.7% cheaper than Anchorage, Alaska.

You would need a salary of $45,259 in Mason City, Iowa to maintain the standard of living you have in Anchorage, Alaska.
Comparison highlights
• Overall, Mason City, Iowa is cheaper than Anchorage, Alaska
• Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Median Home Cost
60% cheaper in Mason City
than in Anchorage, Alaska
Anchorage, AK vs. Mason City, IA
Compared to Anchorage, Mason City is:
  Homeowner
      No Child Care, Taxes not Considered
  39.7% lower
      Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes Considered
      No Child Care, Taxes Considered
  Renter
      No Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes Considered
      No Child Care, Taxes Considered
  Food
  24.4% lower
  Housing (Homeowner)
  72.3% lower
  Housing (Rent)
  Median Home Cost
  Utilities
  6.4% lower
  Commute
  43.5% lower
  Health
  19.9% lower
  Taxes
  Childcare
  Personal
  24.1% lower