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Unread 02-18-2007, 03:48 PM
 
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Smile What is the cost of basic items in Alaska?

Hello all,

My name is Rick and I'm currently living in Tennessee (Middle portion, SE of Nashville). I am considering a job in Anchorage. My first question to all the residents of your beautiful state, is what is the average cost for basic food items, such as a gallon of milk, a loaf of bread, soft drinks, etc?

Looking forward to corresponding with you all!
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Unread 02-18-2007, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Depending on the brands prices may vary. 2% milk is 3.50, bread 1 -2 dollars, 12 pack soda 4 or 5 bucks. If you get out in to the smaller communities or the bush villages...prices increase greatly.
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Unread 02-27-2007, 05:56 PM
 
Location: PA
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WOW!!!! I didnt realize it was that much up there..how are the jobs?
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Unread 02-27-2007, 06:37 PM
 
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Those price really aren't that bad. I live in NE TN and the store brand milk is 3.50 if you but the name brand it is 4.00 and up. Even the store brand bread is 1.50. I don't buy soda very often so I can say anything about that.
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Unread 02-27-2007, 07:46 PM
 
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3 bedroom apartment average is $1300.00 according to last weeks paper.
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Unread 02-28-2007, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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We pay the same for those items here in Vegas.
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Unread 03-11-2007, 07:32 PM
 
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It also depends on where you live. In the village of Barrow where I live, a gallon of milk is $8...a loaf of bread is $4...and just a one bedroom is about $1500. Oh, and soda is about $10 for a 12 pack.
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Unread 03-12-2007, 02:28 PM
 
Location: SE Alaska
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It is certainly expensive here for staple items, so most residents find creative ways of saving money on them (On Prince of Wales a gallon of milk is $6.00). One way is to always buy the "bulk" items in one of the grocery aisles. Another way is to buy bulk staples online...got a couple friends who are very into this...they buy organic vegetables, flour, even cheese from one company and it does end up saving them money (not to mention the veggie quality is way better) but they do make most food items from scratch...like bake a whole batch of bread on Saturday and eat on it all week. Healthier but definitely more time consuming. Of course when we visit off-island we stock up at WalMart and Costco!! Kitty litter, for example, is $20 bucks a pail here, and $11 in Ketchikan at WalMart.
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Unread 03-14-2007, 05:19 PM
 
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Depending on the brands prices may vary. 2% milk is 3.50, bread 1 -2 dollars, 12 pack soda 4 or 5 bucks. If you get out in to the smaller communities or the bush villages...prices increase greatly.
Wow! That's typical of prices even here!

How much is gasoline going for up there right now? Here, it's at 2.79 a gallon and increasing steadily.
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Unread 03-14-2007, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I'm running a diesel pickup. The other day when I filled up diesel was like 2.78 per gallon at Fred Meyers with a 3 cent discount, in Soldotna. Anchorage is a tad cheaper than my area on the Peninsula.
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