Anchorage

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
202/265
Details
Large apartment$1700.00
Medium apartment$1400.00
Rent index [score]0.53
Small apartment$1100.00

Cost of Living

2
240/250
Details
5km taxi ride$8.50
A Cappuccino$4.20
A beer$3.20
A kilogram of Apples$4.50
Bread$2.70
Inflation [score]0.21
Lunch$17.00
Monthly fitness club membership$65.00
Monthly public transport$57.00
Movie ticket$13.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$84.83

Startups

3
214/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.41
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.14
Meetups groups16
Meetups members2380
Number of investors1
Number of startup events in the last 12 months127
Number of upcoming meetup events4
Startup climate scene [score]0.35
Startup events22
Startup events [score]0.47
Startups [score]0.37
Total number of startups11

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

2
195/265
Details
Airport hub38
Airport hub [score]0.23
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
150/251
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Anchorage
Traffic handling [score]0.54

Business Freedom

9
69/263
Details
Business freedom84.70
Business freedom [score]0.86
Freedom from corruption74.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.79
Lack of labor restrictions91.40
Lack of labor restrictions [score]1.00
Time to open a business5.60
Time to open a business [score]0.95

Safety

3
255/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.35
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year20
Guns per 100 residents149
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.47
Lack of guns [score]0.28
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.37

Healthcare

6
195/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.22
Healthcare quality [score]0.85
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
164/239
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test478.04
Country mean scores in PISA reading test497.58
Country mean scores in PISA science test497.41
PISA math ranking (high school)30
PISA ranking24
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.72
PISA reading (high school)16
PISA science (high school)19
Percent of happy students0.77
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.26
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.17
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.18
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.07

Environmental Quality

9
11/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.94
Cleanliness [score]0.74
Drinking water quality [score]1.00
Urban greenery [score]1.00

Economy

7
16/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1.00
Currency for urban areaUSD
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$54596.65
GDP per capita [score]0.87

Taxation

5
112/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.41
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175

Internet Access

6
100/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)43.52
Internet access (download) [score]0.72
Internet access (upload) [score]0.48
Upload speed (Mbps)10.73

Leisure & Culture

3
234/264
Details
Art galleries62
Art galleries [score]0.40
Cinemas21
Cinemas [score]0.45
Comedy clubs5
Comedy clubs [score]0.59
Concert venues28
Concerts [score]0.24
Historical sites5
Historical sites [score]0.30
Museums24
Museums [score]0.35
Performing art venues40
Performing arts [score]0.40
Sport venues9
Sports [score]0.48
Zoos3
Zoos [score]0.70

Tolerance

6
185/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index76.56
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.78
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.45

Outdoors

5
109/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.43
Median peak in meters1311.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)31.00
Water access [score]0.56
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Anchorage are in the most expensive 10 percent of all 250 Teleport cities and the 10th most expensive in the United States. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Anchorage will very likely increase your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$1,300$1,500
$1400
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$65
Movie ticket$13
Broadband internet connection$78
Monthly public transport$57
Lunch$17
-2%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$87,795
Median salary
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      People in Anchorage

      Population of Anchorage

      305,300
      487 /km²
      195/264
      Density (people per unit of area)
      4%
      Growth in 2015-2020
      Anchorage

      Demographics of United States

      Median age
      38
      Elderly people
      15%
      Life expectancy at birth
      80
      GDP per capita (in USD)
      $54,597
      12/262
      Unemployment
      5%
      117/263

      Languages

      English proficiency score
      100
      1/228
      Common spoken languages
      English

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      Teleport users who are      Anchorage

      Work in:

      Software Engineer
      5.56%
      UX Designer
      2.78%
      Founder
      2.78%
      Data Scientist
      2.78%
      Web Designer
      2.78%
      Project Manager
      2.78%
      Graphic Designer
      2.78%
      Other
      77.78%

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      Climate

      Average number of clear days per year

      61

      Climate type

      Continental Subarctic

      Average daily maximum temperature

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      On living in Anchorage

      Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska, located in the Southcentral region. Anchorage is a cosmopolitan port city with a population of over 300,000. It is a consolidated city-borough referred to as a municipality. The urbanized city is defined by Muldoon Road to the east, Rabbit Creek Road to the south, and Cook Inlet to the north and west. Several small suburbs are within the Municipality of Anchorage while physically outside what most Anchorageites would call the "Anchorage" proper area. These include Eagle River and Chugiak to the north and Girdwood to the south.

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      Good Country Index

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      Overall ranking

      United States
      23rd from a total of 163 countries

      World Order

      26th

      Refugees hosted

      Refugees generated

      Charity giving

      Birth rate

      UN Treaties signed

      International Peace & Security

      66th

      Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

      International violent conflict

      Peacekeeping troops

      Arms exports

      Internet security (2014)

      Planet & Climate

      34th

      Ecological footprint

      Reforestation since 1992

      Hazardous pesticides exports

      CO2 emissions

      Ozone

      Prosperity & Equality

      46th

      Development assistance

      FDI outflows

      Fairtrade market size

      UN volunteers abroad

      Open trading

      Culture

      53rd

      Freedom of movement

      Press freedom

      Creative services exports

      UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

      Creative goods exports

      Science & Technology

      20th

      Nobel prizes

      Patents

      Journal exports

      International publications

      International Students

      Health & Wellbeing

      12th

      Pharmaceutical exports

      Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

      Food aid

      Humanitarian aid donations

      International Health Regulations Compliance

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