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Old 04-19-2012, 10:55 PM
 
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Default how much does it cost to live in Alaska

i hear it is much more expensive than most parts of the USA.
what does it take to live a middle class lifestyle in Alaska?
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:00 PM
 
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A middle class income? I really don't know. Never paid much attention or heed to the "class" system. If you're a family person with a couple of children and you're going to be a renter I'd say you need to make at least $55,000 to live in Anchorage. Could be done on less I suppose. One last thing, don't count on public transportation up here. You'll need a vehicle.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK
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i hear it is much more expensive than most parts of the USA.
what does it take to live a middle class lifestyle in Alaska?
It is more expensive, but the specifics depend on where you want to live. Rents in Anchorage are higher than in some of the smaller towns, but groceries cost less than they do where shipping is more difficult.

If you want useful answers, you really should provide more information about what you want to do, where you want to live, etc.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:18 PM
 
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It is more expensive, but the specifics depend on where you want to live. Rents in Anchorage are higher than in some of the smaller towns, but groceries cost less than they do where shipping is more difficult.

If you want useful answers, you really should provide more information about what you want to do, where you want to live, etc.
sorry for being so vague personally if i was to live in Alaska i would want to live in a city like Anchorage or even a smaller city like juno or nome though i would not mind being in a small harbor community of town that had all the things you need to get by.
I am a singe man in my twenties and i would want to know how much it would be to support myself per month.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:24 PM
 
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It is more expensive, but the specifics depend on where you want to live. Rents in Anchorage are higher than in some of the smaller towns, but groceries cost less than they do where shipping is more difficult.

If you want useful answers, you really should provide more information about what you want to do, where you want to live, etc.
Stop making sense.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK
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Stop making sense.
Sorry. It's a curse.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Single man, I'd say you'd want to make at least $36,000 a year.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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Tree fiddy... ...
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Single man, I'd say you'd want to make at least $36,000 a year.
At least that much, or $3,000 a month (tax free, of course), and living frugally.
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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i hear it is much more expensive than most parts of the USA.
what does it take to live a middle class lifestyle in Alaska?
Why work for a paycheck when you can make six figures carving ivory?
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