Goldstream cost of living index

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The 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. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
Cost of living123128100
Goods & Services115112100
Health care155147100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Goldstream is 4% lower than the Alaska average
  • The cost of living in Goldstream is 23% higher than the national average
  • Goldstream housing 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

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      The percentage of monthly income spent on housing related expenses can help predict the affordability of housing in Goldstream, AK, as well as what the overall cost of living might be. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payments and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Goldstream, homeowners have a median income of $92,460. Using that number, a maximum of $2,157 per month should be allocated to housing expenses. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $0, which means there is a maximum of $0 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

      Alaska Sales Tax

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      Goods & Services

      ItemGoldstreamNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $14.48$17.4917.2%
      Beauty Salon $51.50$38.1734.9%
      Toothpaste $3.19$2.3237.4%
      Shampoo $1.09$1.017.7%
      Movie $13.45$10.7225.4%
      Bowling $15.20$13.869.7%


      ItemGoldstreamNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $5.27$3.9035.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.59$1.4013.9%
      Milk $2.59$1.9632.0%
      Potatoes $3.89$3.1822.2%
      Pizza $11.99$10.3915.4%
      Beer $10.18$9.2310.3%

      Health Care

      ItemGoldstreamNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $260.00$106.34144.5%
      Doctor $206.00$115.2578.7%
      Dentist $151.20$98.3853.7%
      Ibuprofen $8.78$9.265.2%
      Lipitor $576.33$466.4723.6%


      ItemGoldstreamNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $209,100.00$184,700.0013.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,577.67$1,273.3223.9%
      Apartment Rent $661.00$949.0030.3%


      ItemGoldstreamNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.19$2.5923.2%
      Tire Balancing $48.39$48.901.0%


      ItemGoldstreamNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$496.67$167.60196.3%
      Phone $178.41$163.429.2%
      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.

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Fox, AK40313232%
      South Van Horn, AK56696-4%
      Ester, AK2,72712525%
      Fairbanks, AK32,57812727%
      North Pole, AK2,30012828%
      Goldstream, AK3,96012323%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Laguna Beach, FL3,95999-1%
      Three Oaks, FL3,95911111%
      South Brooksville, FL3,95987-13%
      Mountain Home, NC3,96197-3%
      Huntingdon, TN3,95981-19%
      Goldstream, AK3,96012323%
      Source: The Goldstream, AK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.