Arctic Village 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.
IndexArctic VillageAlaskaNational
Cost of living index113130100
IndexArctic VillageAlaskaNational
Goods & Services index122119100
Groceries index127137100
Health care index152146100
Housing index57135100
Transportation index124129100
Utilities index201142100

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  • The cost of living in Arctic Village is 14% lower than the Alaska average.
  • The cost of living in Arctic Village is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Arctic Village is 43% lower 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)
Owners$30,000$2,500$700$900
Renters$26,875$2,240$627$806

Alaska Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alaska0%7%

Alaska Income Tax

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Alaska0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemArctic VillageNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.32$15.5614.4%
Beauty Salon $52.33$36.1144.9%
Toothpaste $2.96$2.4719.9%
Shampoo $0.99$0.962.6%
Movie $12.70$10.1325.4%
Bowling $5.00$4.745.6%

Groceries

ItemArctic VillageNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.28$3.9832.6%
Fried Chicken $1.55$1.4110.4%
Milk $2.37$2.0615.0%
Potatoes $3.65$2.9822.3%
Pizza $12.99$9.4737.1%
Beer $10.50$8.7919.4%

Health Care

ItemArctic VillageNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $228.67$101.04126.3%
Doctor $175.50$107.4463.3%
Dentist $150.98$90.4267.0%
Ibuprofen $9.88$9.286.5%
Lipitor $449.08$426.505.3%

Housing

ItemArctic VillageNational avg.Difference
Home Price $95,000.00$175,700.0045.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,393.86$1,133.2323.0%
Apartment Rent $600.00$920.0034.8%

Transportation

ItemArctic VillageNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.64$1.9932.6%
Tire Balancing $48.57$45.766.1%

Utilities

ItemArctic VillageNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$422.20$163.81157.7%
Phone $36.00$28.3926.8%
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.
Arctic Village, AK11811313%

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Skykomish, WA11811818%
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Gove City, KS11869-31%
Bell Center, WI11881-19%
Arctic Village, AK11811313%
Source: The Arctic Village, AK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.