Cost of living in Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Summary of cost of living in Anchorage, Alaska

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,790
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,365
  • Cost of living in Anchorage, Alaska is cheaper than in 53% of cities in USA (16 out of 30)
  • Cost of living in Anchorage, Alaska is more expensive than in 55% of cities in N. America (19 out of 40)
  • Cost of living in Anchorage, Alaska is more expensive than in 80% of cities in the World (42 out of 209)
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List of prices in Anchorage, Alaska
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.65
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.03
12 eggs, large $3.67
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.77
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.52
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.08
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $17
2 liters of coca-cola $2.81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.39
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,706
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,423
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $344
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,065
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $843
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $182
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $71
40” flat screen tv $278
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $78
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $13
Hourly rate for cleaning help $25
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $52
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $70
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $74
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $85
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $25,443
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.20
Monthly ticket public transport $58
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $18
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $27
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $146
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.44
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.53
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.10
Tube of toothpaste $2.39
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $25
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $58
2 tickets to the movies $23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $165
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $100
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.19
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $430
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.37
1 month of gym membership in business district $81
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 101 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: January 29, 2023

Anchorage position in our World Ranking

the world
42nd
out of 209
n. america
19th
out of 40
usa
16th
out of 30

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