Buffalo Soapstone 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.
IndexBuffalo SoapstoneAlaskaNational
Cost of living index114130100
IndexBuffalo SoapstoneAlaskaNational
Goods & Services index123119100
Groceries index126135100
Health care index144148100
Housing index99135100
Transportation index112124100
Utilities index104141100

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  • The cost of living in Buffalo Soapstone is 12% lower than the Alaska average.
  • The cost of living in Buffalo Soapstone is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Buffalo Soapstone is 1% 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$67,679$5,640$1,579$2,031
Renters$0$0$0$0

Alaska Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alaska0%7%

Alaska Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemBuffalo SoapstoneNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.34$16.0932.7%
Beauty Salon $47.65$37.3327.6%
Toothpaste $3.45$2.4541.1%
Shampoo $1.27$1.0026.6%
Movie $11.91$10.2815.8%
Bowling $4.97$4.930.8%

Groceries

ItemBuffalo SoapstoneNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.98$3.8031.0%
Fried Chicken $1.59$1.4014.1%
Milk $2.27$2.0113.2%
Potatoes $4.26$3.0141.6%
Pizza $13.66$9.8938.2%
Beer $10.62$8.9019.4%

Health Care

ItemBuffalo SoapstoneNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $204.56$102.16100.2%
Doctor $179.94$108.3666.1%
Dentist $137.60$92.5348.7%
Ibuprofen $9.73$9.284.9%
Lipitor $436.72$425.822.6%

Housing

ItemBuffalo SoapstoneNational avg.Difference
Home Price $181,900.00$184,700.001.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,911.47$1,202.4459.0%
Apartment Rent $938.00$949.001.2%

Transportation

ItemBuffalo SoapstoneNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.67$2.2418.8%
Tire Balancing $46.21$46.290.2%

Utilities

ItemBuffalo SoapstoneNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$220.87$165.9633.1%
Phone $19.99$28.6830.3%
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.
Sutton-Alpine, AK1,56411111%
Palmer, AK6,57211515%
Wasilla, AK8,97212020%
Butte, AK3,90512121%
Tanaina, AK9,73612222%
Buffalo Soapstone, AK83611414%

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Parks, LA83682-18%
Cobb Island, MD83612525%
Chilchinbito, AZ83681-19%
Americus, KS83685-15%
Gainesboro, TN83679-21%
Buffalo Soapstone, AK83611414%
Source: The Buffalo Soapstone, AK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.