Travel budget in Alaska

Alaska: calculate your travel budget

Alaska: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Alaska for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 73 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 8.1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1750*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 168 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 4239*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 253 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 70 per person
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 26 per person

Total budget:

$ 6996*

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Alaska in 2021

Cost of living: Alaska VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Alaska in 2021 is 10% higher than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Alaska by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Alaska compared to the national average.

Cities /Alaska View Details
Anchorage 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Anchorage
Fairbanks 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Fairbanks


Local prices in Alaska by expense type

Alaska: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Alaska is 18% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 16/person
($ 14 to $ 27)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 36/person
($ 27 to $ 52)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.1/person
($ 8.6 to $ 12)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6.1 for 500ml
($ 3 to $ 10.2)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.3 for 330ml
($ 2 to $ 5)

50% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.7/cup
($ 3 to $ 6.1)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.3/can
($ 2 to $ 3)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.9/bottle
($ 1.6 to $ 2.7)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Alaska: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Alaska costs 3% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 73/night
($ 73 to $ 73)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 155/night
($ 126 to $ 188)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 183/night
($ 165 to $ 210)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 323/night
($ 308 to $ 341)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 78/month
($ 75 to $ 82)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 181/month
($ 169 to $ 196)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 174/month
($ 152 to $ 200)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 164/month
($ 153 to $ 180)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 183/month
($ 156 to $ 218)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Alaska: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Alaska is 40% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 4.1/500g
($ 2.3 to $ 5.6)

47% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 7.5/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 12)

86% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.1/12 eggs
($ 2 to $ 3.9)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.9/kg
($ 6 to $ 13)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 7/kg
($ 5.1 to $ 9)

53% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 6/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 6.7)

38% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3.9/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 4.4)

49% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.4
($ 1.6 to $ 3)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Alaska: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Alaska is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2/ticket
($ 2 to $ 3)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 1.6 to $ 2.5)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.7
($ 2.7 to $ 4.1)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 45/24hrs
($ 16 to $ 189)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Alaska: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Alaska is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 13 to $ 17)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 16/hr
( $ 16)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Alaska: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Alaska is 8% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 10.2/pack
($ 9.7 to $ 13)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 49
($ 32 to $ 67)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 34
($ 27 to $ 41)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Anchorage
New York City → Anchorage
New York City → Anchorage
$ 554
(fair price: $ 461)
Los Angeles → Anchorage
Los Angeles  → Anchorage
Los Angeles  → Anchorage
$ 410
(fair price: $ 357)
London → Anchorage
London → Anchorage
London → Anchorage
$ 1136
(fair price: $ 962)
Toronto (Ontario) → Anchorage
Toronto (Ontario) → Anchorage
Toronto (Ontario) → Anchorage
$ 544
(fair price: $ 468)
Dublin → Anchorage
Dublin → Anchorage
Dublin → Anchorage
$ 1117
(fair price: $ 857)
Montreal → Anchorage
Montreal → Anchorage
Montreal → Anchorage
$ 636
(fair price: $ 537)
London → New York City
London → New York City
London → New York City
$ 414
(fair price: $ 374)
Manchester → New York City
Manchester → New York City
Manchester → New York City
$ 556
(fair price: $ 462)
London → Las Vegas
London → Las Vegas
London → Las Vegas
$ 729
(fair price: $ 612)
Los Angeles → New York City
Los Angeles  → New York City
Los Angeles  → New York City
$ 272
(fair price: $ 219)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
$ 196
(fair price: $ 136)
Dublin → New York City
Dublin → New York City
Dublin → New York City
$ 452
(fair price: $ 391)


About the information on the cost of living in Alaska

The information about the cost of living in Alaska shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Alaska updated on 17-12-2017.

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