Ketchikan, AK Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
124
Ketchikan's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
13 out of 24
In Alaska
5,002 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Ketchikan is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Ketchikan, AK?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Ketchikan has an overall cost of living index of 124 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Alaska, Ketchikan has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Alaska's index of 128.

The standard of living in Ketchikan ranks as #5,005 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Alaska. By definition, that implies Ketchikan ranks as the #1,402 most expensive place in the Last Frontier.

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Ketchikan Cost Of Living Vs. Alaska

Living Expense Ketchikan Alaska National Average
Overall 124 128 100
Services 113 112 100
Groceries 143 137 100
Health 149 147 100
Housing 121 135 100
Transportation 122 120 100
Utilities 134 147 100
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Ketchikan Cost of Living Vs. AK

Ketchikan, 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.

$255,600
Median Home Value
$1,106
Median Rent
$61,419
Median Income
Statistic Ketchikan Alaska United States
Median Home Value $255,600 $270,400 $217,500
Median Rent $1,106 $1,244 $1,062
Median Income $61,419 $77,640 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.2x 3.5x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Ketchikan Services Costs Vs. Alaska

Item Ketchikan Alaska
Shampoo $1.22 $1.01
Movie $12.25 $10.72
Bowling $13.33 $13.86

Detailed Ketchikan Groceries Costs Vs. Alaska

Item Ketchikan Alaska
Ground Beef $4.27 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.99 $1.4
Milk $2.64 $1.96

Detailed Ketchikan Health Costs Vs. Alaska

Item Ketchikan Alaska
Haircut $20.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $44.13 $38.17
Toothpaste $3.09 $2.32

Detailed Ketchikan Transportation Costs Vs. Alaska

Item Ketchikan Alaska
Potatoes $4.04 $3.18
Pizza $11.99 $10.39
Beer $9.74 $9.23
Optometrist $226.17 $106.34
Doctor $210.67 $115.25
Dentist $148.33 $98.38

Detailed Ketchikan Utilities Costs Vs. Alaska

Item Ketchikan Alaska
Gasoline $3.51 $2.59
Tire Balancing $50.0 $48.9
All Electricity $265.95 $167.6
Phone $188.61 $163.42

Ketchikan SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
10

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