13. Anchorage, AK
Anchorage is Alaska’s most populous city with just over 301,000 residents. That’s 40% of the state’s population. The median income of a family in Anchorage is $85,829 but the cost of living is 28.4% higher than the national average. The median value of a home in the Alaskan city is $299,000 and the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $1,049 per month. Not surprisingly, groceries cost 34.4% more in Anchorage due to the expense of shipping everything up north. On a positive note, Anchorage has been named the most “tax-friendly city” in the US.