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Overall 27%
Goods & Services 22%
Housing 100%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2022 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexChiniakAlaskaNational
Cost of living127128100
Goods & Services122114100
Groceries147135100
Health care158154100
Housingn/a135100
Transportation102110100
Utilities131155100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Chiniak is 1% lower than the Alaska average
  • The cost of living in Chiniak is 27% higher than the national average
  • Chiniak housing is 20% higher 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$0$0$0$0
      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

      ItemChiniakNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $23.59$20.2716.4%
      Beauty Salon $43.17$40.396.9%
      Toothpaste $2.96$2.3625.6%
      Shampoo $1.25$1.0816.2%
      Movie $8.00$10.9927.2%
      Bowling $10.04$15.4935.2%

      Groceries

      ItemChiniakNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $5.64$4.3031.2%
      Fried Chicken $2.69$1.4092.3%
      Milk $2.67$2.2021.4%
      Potatoes $4.08$3.2226.8%
      Pizza $11.85$10.7410.3%
      Beer $12.01$9.6025.1%

      Health Care

      ItemChiniakNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $217.28$109.7398.0%
      Doctor $231.10$118.3495.3%
      Dentist $165.12$100.9463.6%
      Ibuprofen $11.67$9.9317.5%
      Lipitor $481.80$469.532.6%

      Housing

      ItemChiniakNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $0.00$184,700.00100.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,569.90$1,229.6227.7%
      Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

      Transportation

      ItemChiniakNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.14$2.7115.7%
      Tire Balancing $41.33$51.8620.3%

      Utilities

      ItemChiniakNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$258.60$170.8451.4%
      Phone $195.79$187.184.6%
      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

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Kodiak, AK6,27212424.4%
      Womens Bay, AK92313636.3%
      Kodiak Station, AK1,35313939.2%
      Chiniak, AK012726.9%

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      Chiniak, AK012726.9%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.