Talkeetna 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.
IndexTalkeetnaAlaskaNational
Cost of living index111130100
IndexTalkeetnaAlaskaNational
Goods & Services index123119100
Groceries index126135100
Health care index144148100
Housing index90135100
Transportation index112124100
Utilities index104141100
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  • The cost of living in Talkeetna is 14% lower than the Alaska average.
  • The cost of living in Talkeetna is 11% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Talkeetna is 10% 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$83,281$6,940$1,943$2,499
Renters$31,776$2,648$741$953

Alaska Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alaska0%7%

Alaska Income Tax

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Alaska0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemTalkeetnaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.34$16.0932.7%
Beauty Salon $47.65$37.3327.6%
Toothpaste $3.45$2.4541.1%
Shampoo $1.27$1.0026.6%
Movie $11.91$10.2815.8%
Bowling $4.97$4.930.8%

Groceries

ItemTalkeetnaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.98$3.8031.0%
Fried Chicken $1.59$1.4014.1%
Milk $2.27$2.0113.2%
Potatoes $4.26$3.0141.6%
Pizza $13.66$9.8938.2%
Beer $10.62$8.9019.4%

Health Care

ItemTalkeetnaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $204.56$102.16100.2%
Doctor $179.94$108.3666.1%
Dentist $137.60$92.5348.7%
Ibuprofen $9.73$9.284.9%
Lipitor $436.72$425.822.6%

Housing

ItemTalkeetnaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $152,100.00$184,700.0017.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,911.47$1,202.4459.0%
Apartment Rent $1,016.00$949.007.1%

Transportation

ItemTalkeetnaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.67$2.2418.8%
Tire Balancing $46.21$46.290.2%

Utilities

ItemTalkeetnaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$220.87$165.9633.1%
Phone $19.99$28.6830.3%
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.
Chase, AK812020%
Trapper Creek, AK3491099%
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Talkeetna, AK84411111%

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Wheatland, PA84477-23%
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Chiloquin, OR84492-8%
Lebo, KS84487-13%
Talkeetna, AK84411111%
Source: The Talkeetna, AK cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.