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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Alaska 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score61
  • Palmer, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,572
56
  • Kenai, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,551
50
  • Nikiski, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,029
45
  • Meadow Lakes, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,694
52
  • Wasilla, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,972
49
  • Tanaina, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,736
43
  • Kalifornsky, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,015
56
  • Lakes, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,944
54
  • Kodiak, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,272
65
  • Homer, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,418
45
  • 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
62
  • Ketchikan, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,189
51
  • Fishhook, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,866
50
  • Sterling, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,661
57
  • Gateway, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,061
56
  • Anchorage, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 299,321
  • I'm from Anchorage. Anchorage WAS relatively safe just about 3-4 years ago. A lot of the reviews here seem incredibly dishonest, but the crime rate is still high. Anchorage stil has the highest rape rate
38
  • Bethel, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,365
50
  • Fairbanks, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,578
  • If you are a person with an adventurer spirit, then a visit to Fairbanks, Alaska is definitely a must do. Until several years ago, I was lucky enough to call Fairbanks home. Living in Fairbanks, Alaska
51
  • 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
56
  • Chena Ridge, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,744
37
  • 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
48
  • Steele Creek, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,693
69
  • Sitka, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,921
59
  • Juneau, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,524
  • We really like Juneau and feel it is a great and safe place for our younger children. However living away from extended family is tough especially when considering the cost to fly a family out of town.

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.