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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
Overall111135
Food111129
Housing112158
Median Home Cost$208,900$293,200
Utilities105133
Transportation122108
Health101138
Miscellaneous106127
100=national average

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Comparison Highlights

Anchorage is 22% more expensive than Chicago.
Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Median Home Cost is 40% more expensive in Anchorage.

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