Eielson AFB  In-depth Overview

Main Contact Info


  • United States Air Force

    2631 Wabash Avenue

    Eielson AFB, AK 99702-1720

    COMM phone number for Eielson AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center


    DSN phone number for Eielson AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center


    EMAILEmail: https://apps.militaryonesource.mil/MOS/f?p=AMS:5:0::::P5_APP_NAME,P5_MSG_TYPE,P5_EID:MilitaryINSTALLATIONS,Installation Address,85552
    WEBSITEWebsite: www.eielson.af.mil/
    Monday-Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm Sat/Sun/Holidays Closed
    MAPMap: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=+2631+Wabash+Avenue,+Eielson+AFB+AK+99702-1720

Cost of Living

In comparison to the nation, Eielson Air Force Base is located in a high cost area. For the first quarter of 2020, the average price of a single-family house in the Fairbanks North Star Borough was $264,638. The mean adjusted rent for all unit types for first quarter 2020 was $1,768. The average cost of residential heating fuel was $2.95 per gallon. For 2020, the annual average cost of self-service unleaded gasoline was $2.79. The average price of at-home food for a family of four for one week was $206. In 2020, Alaska ranked sixth among the highest cost states at about 28% above the average U.S. costs.

For your reference, the cost of some common items include:


U.S. Average

Fairbanks Average

Whole wheat bread



Quarter pounder with cheese



One dozen eggs



Salon cut and style



Eye exam



Since the first quarter of 2020 information came out, we have had an increase in the cost of food and medical costs. While during the lockdowns gas prices went down, they seem to be steadily rising as of March 2021 as well as home prices in the area.