Mentasta Lake 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.
IndexMentasta LakeAlaskaNational
Cost of living index114130100
IndexMentasta LakeAlaskaNational
Goods & Services index121119100
Groceries index123135100
Health care index152148100
Housing index61135100
Transportation index122124100
Utilities index218141100

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  • The cost of living in Mentasta Lake is 12% lower than the Alaska average.
  • The cost of living in Mentasta Lake is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mentasta Lake is 39% 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$0$0$0$0
Renters$34,583$2,882$807$1,038

Alaska Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alaska0%7%

Alaska Income Tax

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Goods & Services

ItemMentasta LakeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.31$16.0911.0%
Beauty Salon $47.15$37.3326.3%
Toothpaste $2.97$2.4521.5%
Shampoo $1.09$1.008.9%
Movie $13.17$10.2828.1%
Bowling $5.00$4.931.4%

Groceries

ItemMentasta LakeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.88$3.8028.3%
Fried Chicken $1.65$1.4018.4%
Milk $2.51$2.0124.9%
Potatoes $3.54$3.0117.6%
Pizza $12.66$9.8928.1%
Beer $10.06$8.9013.0%

Health Care

ItemMentasta LakeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $227.00$102.16122.2%
Doctor $184.00$108.3669.8%
Dentist $150.43$92.5362.6%
Ibuprofen $9.98$9.287.6%
Lipitor $444.56$425.824.4%

Housing

ItemMentasta LakeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $113,600.00$184,700.0038.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,576.61$1,202.4431.1%
Apartment Rent $563.00$949.0040.7%

Transportation

ItemMentasta LakeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.96$2.2432.1%
Tire Balancing $46.99$46.291.5%

Utilities

ItemMentasta LakeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$490.93$165.96195.8%
Phone $36.65$28.6827.8%
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.
Slana, AK013737%
Mentasta Lake, AK18111414%

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Snake Creek, OK18188-12%
Fairhaven, CA18112222%
Mentasta Lake, AK18111414%
Source: The Mentasta Lake, AK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.