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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Alaska 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score60
  • Palmer, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,572
42
  • Kenai, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,551
46
  • Nikiski, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,029
33
  • Meadow Lakes, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,694
49
  • Wasilla, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,972
  • Could be the worse place on the planet to live. Horrible winters, wet summers, and only two seasons. Avoid this place at all costs. The living conditions are awful, and the population of losers who live…[read more]
46
  • Tanaina, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,736
44
  • Kalifornsky, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,015
52
  • Lakes, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,944
59
  • Homer, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,418
46
  • Knik-Fairview, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,038
  • Since I have been living in Knik-Fairview, Alaska, it has been a mediocre experience. Although the there is a stable housing market the neighborhoods are mediocre. This city has a high crime rate, and…[read more]
51
  • Fishhook, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,866
45
  • Sterling, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,661
57
  • Gateway, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,061
57
  • Ketchikan, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,189
64
  • Kodiak, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,272
55
  • Anchorage, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 299,321
  • I can honestly say this is hands down the worst place anyone could ever choose to live. It’s like being on an island, not a tropical island, but an island where it snows 8 months a year and is just…[read more]
53
  • Fairbanks, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,578
  • Fairbanks has been the worst town I have lived in so far. Rural villages on the outskirts are full of loving friendly people from that community. Fairbanks is the exact opposite, especially in the…[read more]
63
  • College, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,372
  • I loved living in College, Alaska when I was in college there at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. There's not much besides the University of Alaska Fairbanks in College, Alaska. It's a nice, quiet…[read more]
39
  • Bethel, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,365
63
  • Chena Ridge, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,744
49
  • Badger, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,830
  • The best thing about living in Badger is the stunning beauty of the landscape. Near the Chena river, I love the feeling of being connected to Mother Earth here! The forest are lush, and when I get to see…[read more]
51
  • Steele Creek, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,693
67
  • Sitka, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,921
60
  • Juneau, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,524
  • Each 3 hour whale watching tour in Juneau includes ½ hour transportation each way from the downtown Juneau cruise ship dock to Auke Bay, where we disembark for the best of Alaska and wildlife cruise. We…[read more]

Finding an affordable place to live in Alaska is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in Alaska that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Alaska. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Alaska.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Alaska with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Alaska, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in Alaska, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.