Sitka, AK Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
133
Sitka's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
18 out of 22
In Alaska
5,359 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 Sitka is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Sitka, AK?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Sitka has an overall cost of living index of 133 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Sitka ranks as #5,362 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Alaska. By definition, that implies Sitka ranks as the #1,057 most expensive place in the Last Frontier.

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Sitka Cost Of Living Vs. Alaska

Living Expense Sitka Alaska National Average
Overall 133 127 100
Services 110 112 100
Groceries 135 134 100
Health 152 150 100
Housing 164 136 100
Transportation 126 121 100
Utilities 140 150 100
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Sitka Cost of Living Vs. AK

Sitka, 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.

$365,800
Median Home Value
$1,159
Median Rent
$81,708
Median Income
Statistic Sitka Alaska United States
Median Home Value $365,800 $275,600 $229,800
Median Rent $1,159 $1,240 $1,096
Median Income $81,708 $77,790 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.5x 3.5x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Sitka Services Costs Vs. Alaska

Item Sitka Alaska
Shampoo $1.18 $1.06
Movie $12.25 $10.68
Bowling $13.22 $14.67

Detailed Sitka Groceries Costs Vs. Alaska

Item Sitka Alaska
Ground Beef $4.49 $4.22
Fried Chicken $2.05 $1.39
Milk $2.64 $2.05

Detailed Sitka Health Costs Vs. Alaska

Item Sitka Alaska
Haircut $19.42 $18.62
Beauty Salon $46.0 $39.05
Toothpaste $3.11 $2.34

Detailed Sitka Transportation Costs Vs. Alaska

Item Sitka Alaska
Potatoes $3.91 $3.29
Pizza $11.99 $10.62
Beer $10.13 $9.38
Optometrist $240.61 $108.57
Doctor $219.0 $116.17
Dentist $146.05 $99.13

Detailed Sitka Utilities Costs Vs. Alaska

Item Sitka Alaska
Gasoline $2.97 $2.22
Tire Balancing $53.6 $50.07
All Electricity $273.38 $167.67
Phone $191.44 $175.64

Sitka SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
6
Education
8.5
Commute
10

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