Sitka, AK Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
136
Sitka's Overall Cost Of Living
1.4x
Higher Than The National Average
23 out of 24
In Alaska
5,465 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 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 136 which is 1.4x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Alaska, Sitka has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Alaska's index of 128.

The standard of living in Sitka ranks as #5,469 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Alaska. By definition, that implies Sitka ranks as the #938 most expensive place in the Last Frontier.

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Sitka Cost Of Living Vs. Alaska

Living Expense Sitka Alaska National Average
Overall 136 128 100
Services 113 112 100
Groceries 143 137 100
Health 149 147 100
Housing 162 135 100
Transportation 122 120 100
Utilities 134 147 100
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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.

$358,600
Median Home Value
$1,131
Median Rent
$73,682
Median Income
Statistic Sitka Alaska United States
Median Home Value $358,600 $270,400 $217,500
Median Rent $1,131 $1,244 $1,062
Median Income $73,682 $77,640 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.9x 3.5x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Sitka Services Costs Vs. Alaska

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

Detailed Sitka Groceries Costs Vs. Alaska

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

Detailed Sitka Health Costs Vs. Alaska

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

Detailed Sitka Transportation Costs Vs. Alaska

Item Sitka 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 Sitka Utilities Costs Vs. Alaska

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

Sitka SnackAbility

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

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