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Old Today, 07:38 PM
 
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I've read some post..I see a lot of people say the cost of living is high.. but How high?

Can someone That lives in Anchorage give me an insight?

I live in Atlanta, GA.. I'm paying about $1500 for a 2 bed Apt... Gas.. about $2.60 for 93oct...

How much does Apt, Gas, Food,.. etc cost in Anchorage?
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Old Today, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I've read some post..I see a lot of people say the cost of living is high.. but How high?

Can someone That lives in Anchorage give me an insight?

I live in Atlanta, GA.. I'm paying about $1500 for a 2 bed Apt... Gas.. about $2.60 for 93oct...

How much does Apt, Gas, Food,.. etc cost in Anchorage?
Here you go. Look at page 26 for the cost of living, and compare the numbers to the place where you live at. It does not matter if you pay a high rent or not, since all other numbers (compound) have to be taken into consideration (rent is just one of the numbers):
http://fnsb.us/cp/Community%20Resear...ly/Current.pdf

For example, the cost of living in Anchorage during the last quarter (or winter) 2016 has been 130%, while Phoenix, AZ it has been 97%, and 98% in Atlanta. Then NYC is has been around 227% for the same time period, making the big apple one of the most expensive places in the nation.

It means that if you live in Atlanta and the cost of living is 98%, to live in Anchorage it would be approximately 32% more expensive (32% is a big chunk of your wages). To make matters worst, the AK's economy is in the tank at the moment.

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Old Today, 10:58 PM
 
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I've read some post..I see a lot of people say the cost of living is high.. but How high?

Can someone That lives in Anchorage give me an insight?

I live in Atlanta, GA.. I'm paying about $1500 for a 2 bed Apt... Gas.. about $2.60 for 93oct...

How much does Apt, Gas, Food,.. etc cost in Anchorage?
I am from the metro Atlanta area. Rent in the city will be about the same. Difference will be the quality of the place.

Everything else is much cheaper in ATL. Much. I'd say by about 25%. If something costs $1 in ATL it's going to be around $1.25-$1.50
Depending on how you are, I personally think you will need to make at least $50k a year.
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