cost of living

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Housing is not the main culprit for Unalaska’s high cost of living. That’s according to a survey conducted by the City of Unalaska's Planning Department.

Through the national questionnaire from the Council for Community and Economic Research, Unalaska’s cost of living index was 7th overall – behind Manhattan; Nantucket, MA; San Francisco; Honolulu; Brooklyn; and Washington DC.

For Planning Director Bil Homka, the results were an eye opener.