Seward 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.
IndexSewardAlaskaNational
Cost of living index114133100
IndexSewardAlaskaNational
Goods & Services index121119100
Groceries index123128100
Health care index138143100
Housing index96135100
Transportation index124146100
Utilities index109159100

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  • The cost of living in Seward is 14% lower than the Alaska average.
  • The cost of living in Seward is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Seward is 4% 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$59,620$4,968$1,391$1,789
Renters$32,083$2,674$749$963

Alaska Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alaska0%7%

Alaska Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemSewardNational 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

ItemSewardNational 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

ItemSewardNational 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

ItemSewardNational avg.Difference
Home Price $181,700.00$175,700.003.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,842.82$1,081.0370.5%
Apartment Rent $721.00$920.0021.6%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemSewardNational 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.
Lowell Point, AK6612121%
Bear Creek, AK2,39911414%
Seward, AK2,64611414%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Eielson AFB, AK2,64716565%
Cross Mountain, TX2,64712626%
Belvidere, NJ2,6471099%
Hollandale, MS2,64777-23%
Madison, ME2,64898-2%
Seward, AK2,64611414%
Source: The Seward, AK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.