Cost of living in Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Summary of cost of living in Anchorage, Alaska

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,718
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,330
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List of prices in Anchorage, Alaska, United States. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.08
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.99
12 eggs, large $3.85
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.72
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.58
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $17
2 liters of coca-cola $2.35
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.04
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,793
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,290
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $327
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,083
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $795
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $172
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $70
40” flat screen tv $370
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $92
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $15
Hourly rate for cleaning help $23
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $56
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $65
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $86
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $94
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $25,443
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.81
Monthly ticket public transport $57
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $19
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $27
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $147
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.41
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.55
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.47
Tube of toothpaste $2.56
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $57
2 tickets to the movies $25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $184
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $111
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 $431
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.37
1 month of gym membership in business district $78
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 185 prices entered by 30 different people.
Latest price update: March 01, 2021

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