Cost of Living in Alaska

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

Alaska cost of living is 131.8

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.

See the Alaska housing market:  Homes For Sale,  Apartments,  Single Family Rentals

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COST OF LIVINGAlaskaUnited States
  Overall132100
  Grocery136.4100
  Health141100
  Housing141100
  Median Home Cost$262,800$185,800
  Utilities165100
  Transportation115100
  Miscellaneous117100
100=National Average
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Reviews for Alaska    25 Reviews
Recreation in Alaska - 3/4/2015
I have lived in Alaska for forty years, and have found many exciting places to see and things to do. I prefer outdoor activities. If you like to hunt, camp, fish and... (Read More)

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Like another country - 10/28/2014
Living in Alaska is like living in another country; one that is behind the times by more than 20 years, at least. The roads are bad; the government and police corrupt;... (Read More)

Alaska Wonderful Place to Live if You Can Handle W - 3/2/2013
I have lived in the Anchorage area for almost 30 years and can honestly say that it has a lot to offer, and for quality of life, is hard to beat. Low population, low... (Read More)


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