Cost of living in Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Summary of cost of living in Anchorage, Alaska

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $5,280
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,669
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Anchorage, Alaska
Current as of Mar 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $20
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $12
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.21
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.08
12 eggs, large $5.30
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $5.76
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.37
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.70
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of coca-cola $3.82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.61
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,988
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,528
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $266
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,367
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,052
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $213
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $86
40” flat screen tv $290
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $122
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $15
Hourly rate for cleaning help $29
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $56
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $64
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $86
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $121
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $24,821
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.09
Monthly ticket public transport $56
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $20
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $32
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $179
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.96
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.70
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.39
Tube of toothpaste $2.47
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $28
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $64
2 tickets to the movies $28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $171
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $92
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.52
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $649
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.79
1 month of gym membership in business district $57
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $12
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 256 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: March 03, 2024

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