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Cost of Living in Anchorage, AK, United States

Prices in Anchorage, AK

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 100.92
Rent Index: 43.54
Groceries Index: 113.09
Restaurants Index: 89.74
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 73.07
Local Purchasing Power: 155.96

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
12.00
15.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
40.00
65.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.94 $
7.00
8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.50 $
4.00
5.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.50 $
4.50
6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.76 $
3.50
4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.92 $
1.69
2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.49 $
1.20
1.89
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.04 $
0.90
1.19
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.00 $
2.50
4.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.17 $
3.95
6.61
Eggs (12) 3.34 $
3.00
3.89
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.42 $
8.82
11.02
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.78 $
7.69
10.78
Apples (1kg) 6.17 $
5.51
6.61
Oranges (1kg) 6.15 $
5.49
6.37
Tomato (1kg) 6.60 $
5.49
7.69
Potato (1kg) 2.39 $
2.20
2.84
Lettuce (1 head) 2.26 $
1.89
2.55
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.14 $
1.80
3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
12.00
18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.28 $
2.25
4.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.17 $
3.25
5.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.00 $
8.99
10.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $
1.75
1.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 $
50.00
55.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.65 $
2.50
2.80
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.35 $
1.30
1.40
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 $
38.00
45.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.06 $
1.03
1.11
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
22,225.00
26,450.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 230.25 $
150.00
304.98
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 $
0.25
0.25
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.14 $
59.99
76.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70.80 $
50.00
89.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $
10.00
35.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
10.00
12.75
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.50 $
39.99
45.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.33 $
25.00
45.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 74.60 $
60.00
89.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 101.25 $
95.00
110.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,171.43 $
900.00
1,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 895.71 $
750.00
1,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,050.00 $
1,750.00
2,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,508.33 $
1,350.00
1,800.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,725.00 $
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,200.00 $
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,869.00 $
4,000.00
5,405.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.68
3.50
4.25

These data are based on 510 entries in the past 18 months from 46 different contributors.

Last update: July, 2014

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5 Comments so far

#Ron on Sep 06, 2014 :
Yes.
It sucks but its ok.
You'll hardly see them :)
(Let alone smell!)
#Travis on Aug 17, 2014 :
Rylie, if this is your first move to AK, most will advise Anchorage as its amenities are the most similar to the lower 48.
#Rylie on Aug 11, 2014 :
Haha oh my god. That was funny but in all seriousness I'm moving to Alaska and want to know what city would be best for a small family it might be two or three of us. I need to know
#Austin on Jun 17, 2014 :
Yes, but as with some other places they are not the majority of people.
#Kim on Jun 14, 2014 :
Do African Americans live in Alaska please don't not be offended just really want to know

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