Craig 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.
IndexCraigAlaskaNational
Cost of living index123133100
IndexCraigAlaskaNational
Goods & Services index112119100
Groceries index125128100
Health care index149143100
Housing index113135100
Transportation index155146100
Utilities index142159100

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  • The cost of living in Craig is 7% lower than the Alaska average.
  • The cost of living in Craig is 23% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Craig is 13% 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)
Owners$79,375$6,615$1,852$2,381
Renters$35,982$2,999$840$1,080

Alaska Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alaska0%7%

Alaska Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemCraigNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.67$14.5934.8%
Beauty Salon $38.17$34.6810.1%
Toothpaste $2.79$2.4712.8%
Shampoo $1.20$1.0217.4%
Movie $11.50$9.8716.5%
Bowling $5.25$4.3919.5%

Groceries

ItemCraigNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.01$4.4811.9%
Fried Chicken $1.51$1.463.1%
Milk $2.52$2.366.9%
Potatoes $5.61$3.0683.2%
Pizza $12.62$9.2436.5%
Beer $9.82$8.6313.8%

Health Care

ItemCraigNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $201.00$99.78101.4%
Doctor $172.75$105.0364.5%
Dentist $151.00$88.7070.2%
Ibuprofen $9.40$9.410.1%
Lipitor $307.94$298.503.2%

Housing

ItemCraigNational avg.Difference
Home Price $202,300.00$175,700.0015.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,650.65$1,081.0352.7%
Apartment Rent $1,003.00$920.009.0%

Transportation

ItemCraigNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.62$2.0972.9%
Tire Balancing $48.10$45.296.2%

Utilities

ItemCraigNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$300.95$170.8076.2%
Phone $26.75$28.265.3%
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.
Klawock, AK69711212%
Craig, AK1,29512323%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Clear Lake Shores, TX1,2951088%
Mantua, OH1,29594-6%
Pierz, MN1,29593-7%
Buffalo, WV1,29581-19%
Bismarck, MO1,29683-17%
Craig, AK1,29512323%
Source: The Craig, AK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.