Beluga 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.
IndexBelugaAlaskaNational
Cost of living index121133100
IndexBelugaAlaskaNational
Goods & Services index121119100
Groceries index123128100
Health care index138143100
Housing indexn/a135100
Transportation index124146100
Utilities index109159100

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  • The cost of living in Beluga is 9% lower than the Alaska average.
  • The cost of living in Beluga is 21% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Beluga is equal to 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$0$0$0$0
Renters$0$0$0$0

Alaska Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alaska0%7%

Alaska Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemBelugaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.20$14.5931.6%
Beauty Salon $51.20$34.6847.6%
Toothpaste $2.93$2.4718.5%
Shampoo $1.25$1.0222.3%
Movie $10.83$9.879.7%
Bowling $4.56$4.393.8%

Groceries

ItemBelugaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.27$4.4817.7%
Fried Chicken $1.49$1.461.8%
Milk $2.37$2.360.6%
Potatoes $4.59$3.0649.9%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $9.75$8.6312.9%

Health Care

ItemBelugaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $182.40$99.7882.8%
Doctor $169.40$105.0361.3%
Dentist $127.80$88.7044.1%
Ibuprofen $9.20$9.412.3%
Lipitor $310.51$298.504.0%

Housing

ItemBelugaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$175,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,842.82$1,081.0370.5%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemBelugaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.79$2.0933.3%
Tire Balancing $44.30$45.292.2%

Utilities

ItemBelugaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$203.76$170.8019.3%
Phone $27.01$28.264.4%
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.
Tyonek, AK22698-2%
Beluga, AK512121%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Putnam, OK597-3%
Amargosa, TX597-3%
Port Tobacco Village, MD51044%
Warner Valley, CA512727%
Regina, NM51044%
Beluga, AK512121%
Source: The Beluga, AK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.