Port Alsworth 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.
IndexPort AlsworthAlaskaNational
Cost of living index129130100
IndexPort AlsworthAlaskaNational
Goods & Services index126119100
Groceries index132137100
Health care index143146100
Housing index145135100
Transportation index113129100
Utilities index100142100

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  • The cost of living in Port Alsworth is 1% lower than the Alaska average.
  • The cost of living in Port Alsworth is 29% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Port Alsworth is 45% 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$90,938$7,578$2,122$2,728
Renters$56,250$4,688$1,312$1,688

Alaska Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alaska0%7%

Alaska Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemPort AlsworthNational 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

ItemPort AlsworthNational 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

ItemPort AlsworthNational 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

ItemPort AlsworthNational avg.Difference
Home Price $297,200.00$175,700.0069.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,748.13$1,133.2354.3%
Apartment Rent $825.00$920.0010.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemPort AlsworthNational 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.
Port Alsworth, AK14712929%

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Anselmo, NE14770-30%
Port Alsworth, AK14712929%
Source: The Port Alsworth, AK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.