Cost of living in Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.54
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.04
12 eggs, large $3.75
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.44
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.42
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.29
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.87
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.46
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $3.18
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,544
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,387
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $167
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,092
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $850
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $150
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $77
40” flat screen TV $368
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $93
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $14
Hourly rate for cleaning help $17
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $44
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $40
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $94
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $115
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $24,706
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.77
Monthly ticket public transport $60
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $16
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $37
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $189
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.45
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.48
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.35
Tube of toothpaste $3.08
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $20
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $45
2 tickets to the movies $23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $120
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $88
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.44
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.18
iPod nano 16GB $128
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.66
1 month of gym membership in business district $59
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $10
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 227 prices entered by 53 different people.
Latest price update: March 30, 2017.

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