Bear Valley cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBear ValleyAnchorageAlaska
Cost of living index151131130
IndexBear ValleyAnchorageAlaska
Goods & Services index126126119
Groceries index132132137
Health care index143143146
Housing index216152135
Transportation index113113129
Utilities index100100142

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  • The cost of living in Bear Valley is 16% higher than the Anchorage average.
  • The cost of living in Bear Valley is 51% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bear Valley is 116% higher than the national average.
  • Alaska general sales tax is 100% lower than the national average.
  • Alaska state income tax is 100% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Household$107,375$8,948$2,505$3,222

Alaska Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alaska0%7%

Alaska Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Alaska0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemAnchorageNational avg.Difference
Haircut $20.65$15.5632.7%
Beauty Salon $48.69$36.1134.8%
Toothpaste $3.38$2.4736.7%
Shampoo $1.09$0.9613.0%
Movie $11.40$10.1312.6%
Bowling $4.69$4.741.0%

Groceries

ItemAnchorageNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.81$3.9845.9%
Fried Chicken $1.63$1.4116.1%
Milk $2.26$2.069.5%
Potatoes $3.91$2.9831.1%
Pizza $10.99$9.4716.0%
Beer $10.38$8.7918.0%

Health Care

ItemAnchorageNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $195.09$101.0493.1%
Doctor $175.40$107.4463.3%
Dentist $135.20$90.4249.5%
Ibuprofen $10.12$9.289.0%
Lipitor $452.54$426.506.1%

Housing

ItemAnchorageNational avg.Difference
Home Price $286,600.00$175,700.0063.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,748.13$1,133.2354.3%
Apartment Rent $1,172.00$920.0027.4%

Transportation

ItemAnchorageNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.32$1.9916.4%
Tire Balancing $48.21$45.765.4%

Utilities

ItemAnchorageNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$201.39$163.8122.9%
Phone $19.99$28.3929.6%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hope, AK5712222%
Sunrise, AK1512222%
Anchorage, AK298,17813131%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Stockton, CA297,2231077%
Cincinnati, OH297,11789-11%
Lexington-Fayette, KY304,47394-6%
St. Paul, MN291,7281011%
Pittsburgh, PA306,04585-15%
Anchorage, AK298,17813131%
Source: The Bear Valley, Anchorage, AK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.