Steele Creek 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.
IndexSteele CreekAlaskaNational
Cost of living indexn/a130100
IndexSteele CreekAlaskaNational
Goods & Services index121119100
Groceries index123135100
Health care index152148100
Housing indexn/a135100
Transportation index122124100
Utilities index218141100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Steele Creek, AK is displayed above. In Steele Creek, AK, the overall cost of living index is n/a, which is equal to the Alaska average and equal to the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Steele Creek, AK, the city's goods and services are 1% higher than the Alaska average and 21% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Steele Creek is equal to the Alaska average.
  • The cost of living in Steele Creek is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Steele Creek 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)
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Steele Creek, AK, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Steele Creek, AK homeowners have a median income of $87,837. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,049 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $56,154, which means there is a maximum of $1,310 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Alaska Sales Tax

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Alaska Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in Steele Creek, AK, the Alaska income tax and the Alaska sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Alaska maximum surtax is 7%, and the Alaska sales tax is 0%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0% to 0% in Alaska.

Goods & Services

ItemSteele CreekNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.31$16.0310.7%
Beauty Salon $47.15$37.3726.2%
Toothpaste $2.97$2.4422.0%
Shampoo $1.09$1.008.9%
Movie $13.17$10.2528.5%
Bowling $5.00$4.941.3%


ItemSteele CreekNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.88$3.7928.8%
Fried Chicken $1.65$1.3918.8%
Milk $2.51$2.0025.2%
Potatoes $3.54$3.0017.9%
Pizza $12.66$9.8328.7%
Beer $10.06$8.8813.3%

Health Care

ItemSteele CreekNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $227.00$101.83122.9%
Doctor $184.00$108.3169.9%
Dentist $150.43$92.2163.1%
Ibuprofen $9.98$9.287.6%
Lipitor $444.56$424.434.7%


ItemSteele CreekNational avg.Difference
Home Price $251,500.00$184,700.0036.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,576.61$1,201.8031.2%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%


ItemSteele CreekNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.96$2.2432.1%
Tire Balancing $46.99$46.161.8%


ItemSteele CreekNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$490.93$165.42196.8%
Phone $36.65$28.7127.7%
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.

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Source: The Steele Creek, AK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.