moving to Alaska

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  1. BRAD313

    BRAD313 New Member

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    Probly moving was thinkking of Alaska its were my gf wants to go so I was wondering how the economy is there. I herd a lot of good and bad things like the cost of living is crazy is this true give me feed back about the good n bad things so can research further housing price would be nice by the cities u live in
     
  2. mountainman13

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    From what I've heard things are expensive up there. Imagine the cost of flying in toilet paper. I'd love to hear from a resident myself.
     

  3. downsouth

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    Go !! Are you a young man ? Do you have a particular skill set ?
     
  4. downsouth

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    After 3 weeks up there in June the short answer is yes, things are more expensive up there. Even more so when you get away from Anchorage and the grocery barges from Seattle. Gas is a dollar more a gallon. If you smoke, quit. A carton of marboro light is 90.00+dollars. There is no state sales tax although some communities impose a few cents.

    The economy seems healthy up there. If they ever let oil developing go again, watch out. After 6 months of residency you become entitled to the oil revenue sharing, usually around 1200.00 a year.
     
  5. TimL2952

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    I have a friend that lives in Juneau and another in Anchorage....a gallon of milk ranges from $5-$10 depending on where you live in the state...They DO pay residents money annually once you've lived there for a certain amount of time.

    School teachers are paid really well....BUT...alot of crime up there. Drugs and alcohol run rampant among native tribes and "whites." plenty of hispanic immigrants. Homicide and Suicide rates are high. Can you imagine gas prices??
     
  6. mountainman13

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    You sure you want to bring your girlfriend?
     

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  7. clem_

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    A gallon of milk 5.00 - 7.00 and meat a arm and a leg.
     
  8. BRAD313

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    Lol no I'm not sure now lol
     
  9. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Lol. Yeah that girl makes me wonder what I'm doing wrong too.
     
  10. c3shooter

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    Cost of living in AK can be VERY high. Think you said you are in Michigan- compared to, say, Flint, Anchorage is about 70% HIGHER cost of living. IMHO, Alaska has 3 cities- Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks- other places are more towns than cities.

    Here is a website that will let you put two cities in and compare cost of living-

    http://www.bestplaces.net/col/

    Note that cost of housing in Anchorage is about 340% higher than Flint....
     
  11. BRAD313

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    Thnx n yes I live in mi
     
  12. BRAD313

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    Any body know what the pay scale is
     
  13. downsouth

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    That would depend on your job abilities, would it not.
     
  14. BRAD313

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    Let's restaurant manger or labor jobs in a factory and medical billing
     
  15. clem_

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    It a hunters dream! but living there is tough.
     
  16. BRAD313

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    Did some research and fond out low income would not work out so well up with min.wage at 7.75 I ain't going to work a hour for a gal.of milk Lmao so going to look at Dif states
     
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    best state to live in

    Not to predjudicial but Texas is the best bet in the whole scope of this ...economy . lower unemployment than average , driving (hours) from any landscape ....mountains ,plains ,forest, desert ,ocean . Big cities to small communities , average food cost ,fuel ,great tech schools , the people are generally great . If you want to be left alone or live under the radar try Shelby ,Anderson counties in east texas:cool:
     
  18. BRAD313

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    That's what I am looking in to now Texas n Colorado
     
  19. RonPaul2012

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