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Cost of Living Index Report 2021

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 266 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 267 cities that participated in the 2021 COLI survey.

In 2021, the composite index for Anchorage was 126.0, 1.6 points higher than in 2020 (124.4).

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