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Overall 28%
Goods & Services 15%
Housing 18%
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. 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.
IndexNorth PoleAlaskaNational
Cost of living128128100
Goods & Services115112100
Groceries125137100
Health care155147100
Housing118135100
Transportation113120100
Utilities209147100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in North Pole is equal to the Alaska average
  • The cost of living in North Pole is 28% higher than the national average
  • North Pole housing is 18% 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$83,906$6,992$1,958$2,517
      Renters$59,792$4,983$1,395$1,794

      Alaska Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Alaska0%7%

      Alaska Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemNorth PoleNational 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%

      Groceries

      ItemNorth PoleNational 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

      ItemNorth PoleNational 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%

      Housing

      ItemNorth PoleNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $217,000.00$184,700.0017.5%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,577.67$1,273.3223.9%
      Apartment Rent $1,142.00$949.0020.3%

      Transportation

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

      Utilities

      ItemNorth PoleNational 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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      South Van Horn, AK56696-4%
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      Moose Creek, AK73912626%
      Pleasant Valley, AK13612626%
      North Pole, AK2,30012828%

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      Source: The North Pole, AK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.