2020 Cost of Living Index
The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation collects cost of living data for Anchorage by measuring the relative price of consumer goods and services. The Cost of Living Index (COLI) is measured in 269 urban areas around the country by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). The average index for all participating areas is 100, which means each index can be read as a percentage of the national average. This index does not measure the change of prices over time, but rather the relative cost of living compared to the national average.
Nationally, Anchorage is the 21st most expensive city of the 269 cities that participated in the 2020 COLI survey.
In 2020, the composite index for Anchorage rose to 124.4, just 0.4 points higher than in 2019 (124.0).