Chiniak 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.
IndexChiniakAlaskaNational
Cost of living index126130100
IndexChiniakAlaskaNational
Goods & Services index115119100
Groceries index149135100
Health care index140148100
Housing indexn/a135100
Transportation index132124100
Utilities index121141100

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  • The cost of living in Chiniak is 3% lower than the Alaska average.
  • The cost of living in Chiniak is 26% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Chiniak 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)
Owners$0$0$0$0
Renters$0$0$0$0

Alaska Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alaska0%7%

Alaska Income Tax

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Alaska0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemChiniakNational avg.Difference
Haircut $27.07$16.0968.3%
Beauty Salon $45.87$37.3322.9%
Toothpaste $4.43$2.4581.1%
Shampoo $1.53$1.0052.6%
Movie $9.00$10.2812.5%
Bowling $4.00$4.9318.9%

Groceries

ItemChiniakNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.10$3.807.7%
Fried Chicken $1.49$1.406.7%
Milk $2.80$2.0139.3%
Potatoes $5.46$3.0181.5%
Pizza $11.17$9.8913.0%
Beer $10.94$8.9023.0%

Health Care

ItemChiniakNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $204.28$102.16100.0%
Doctor $180.89$108.3666.9%
Dentist $125.67$92.5335.8%
Ibuprofen $10.63$9.2814.6%
Lipitor $442.34$425.823.9%

Housing

ItemChiniakNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$184,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,700.63$1,202.4441.4%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemChiniakNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.07$2.2436.6%
Tire Balancing $57.17$46.2923.5%

Utilities

ItemChiniakNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$289.11$165.9674.2%
Phone $17.00$28.6840.7%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Kodiak, AK6,27212424%
Womens Bay, AK92313636%
Kodiak Station, AK1,35313939%
Chiniak, AK012626%

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Ponderosa, CA011111%
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Hillside Acres, TX098-2%
Ketron Island, WA011212%
Chiniak, AK012626%
Source: The Chiniak, AK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.