Gateway, AK Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
127
Gateway's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
12 out of 22
In Alaska
5,140 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Gateway is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Gateway, AK?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Gateway has an overall cost of living index of 127 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Alaska, Gateway has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Alaska's index of 127.

The standard of living in Gateway ranks as #5,142 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Alaska. By definition, that implies Gateway ranks as the #1,277 most expensive place in the Last Frontier.

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Gateway Cost Of Living Vs. Alaska

Living Expense Gateway Alaska National Average
Overall 127 127 100
Services 117 112 100
Groceries 128 134 100
Health 149 150 100
Housing 138 136 100
Transportation 113 121 100
Utilities 126 150 100
For more reading on cost of living around Alaska, check out:
Gateway Cost of Living Vs. AK

Gateway, AK Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Alaska, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$333,200
Median Home Value
$1,192
Median Rent
$105,786
Median Income
Statistic Gateway Alaska United States
Median Home Value $333,200 $275,600 $229,800
Median Rent $1,192 $1,240 $1,096
Median Income $105,786 $77,790 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.1x 3.5x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.14x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Gateway Services Costs Vs. Alaska

Item Gateway Alaska
Shampoo $1.05 $1.06
Movie $12.27 $10.68
Bowling $17.03 $14.67

Detailed Gateway Groceries Costs Vs. Alaska

Item Gateway Alaska
Ground Beef $5.43 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.71 $1.39
Milk $2.73 $2.05

Detailed Gateway Health Costs Vs. Alaska

Item Gateway Alaska
Haircut $23.5 $18.62
Beauty Salon $54.87 $39.05
Toothpaste $3.15 $2.34

Detailed Gateway Transportation Costs Vs. Alaska

Item Gateway Alaska
Potatoes $4.46 $3.29
Pizza $11.8 $10.62
Beer $10.49 $9.38
Optometrist $219.89 $108.57
Doctor $206.08 $116.17
Dentist $147.12 $99.13

Detailed Gateway Utilities Costs Vs. Alaska

Item Gateway Alaska
Gasoline $2.59 $2.22
Tire Balancing $48.67 $50.07
All Electricity $247.3 $167.67
Phone $184.26 $175.64

Gateway SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
6
Education
8.5
Commute
3

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Gateway

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Gateway
Knik-Fairview, AK 17,682 124 1.0x
Wasilla, AK 10,469 121 1.0x
Tanaina, AK 10,449 123 1.0x
Meadow Lakes, AK 8,307 120 0.9x
Palmer, AK 7,359 118 0.9x

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