Wrangell 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.
IndexWrangellAlaskaNational
Cost of living index114130100
IndexWrangellAlaskaNational
Goods & Services index113119100
Groceries index134137100
Health care index149146100
Housing index89135100
Transportation index135129100
Utilities index126142100

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  • The cost of living in Wrangell is 13% lower than the Alaska average.
  • The cost of living in Wrangell is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wrangell is 11% 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$55,032$4,586$1,284$1,651
Renters$27,727$2,311$647$832

Alaska Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alaska0%7%

Alaska Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemWrangellNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.67$15.5619.9%
Beauty Salon $34.08$36.115.6%
Toothpaste $3.67$2.4748.4%
Shampoo $1.39$0.9644.0%
Movie $12.92$10.1327.5%
Bowling $5.42$4.7414.4%

Groceries

ItemWrangellNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.42$3.9810.9%
Fried Chicken $1.59$1.4113.0%
Milk $2.57$2.0624.7%
Potatoes $4.34$2.9845.5%
Pizza $13.84$9.4746.1%
Beer $9.38$8.796.6%

Health Care

ItemWrangellNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $214.61$101.04112.4%
Doctor $188.83$107.4475.8%
Dentist $139.00$90.4253.7%
Ibuprofen $10.13$9.289.1%
Lipitor $449.18$426.505.3%

Housing

ItemWrangellNational avg.Difference
Home Price $167,100.00$175,700.004.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,678.95$1,133.2348.2%
Apartment Rent $692.00$920.0024.8%

Transportation

ItemWrangellNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.94$1.9947.8%
Tire Balancing $48.57$45.766.1%

Utilities

ItemWrangellNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$261.66$163.8159.7%
Phone $23.00$28.3919.0%
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.
Wrangell, AK2,38311414%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Glenville, CT2,38319191%
Shell Point, SC2,3841044%
Krebs, OK2,38484-16%
Stormstown, PA2,38411111%
Vineyard Haven, MA2,38416666%
Wrangell, AK2,38311414%
Source: The Wrangell, AK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.