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Old 09-06-2014, 11:40 AM
 
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I suddenly developed much love for Barrow......am looking forward to a few weeks vacation over for a start.......Can anyone pls tell me what the cost of living is like there?
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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I suddenly developed much love for Barrow......am looking forward to a few weeks vacation over for a start.......Can anyone pls tell me what the cost of living is like there?
Very high. Assuming you even find housing expect to pay a lot for it. Everything is shipped in via air or barge so the cost of groceries is insane (11.99 for a 12 pack of soda, $6.00 for a loaf of bread, $9.99 for a gallon of milk). Gas prices this year are over 6.00 a gallon if I recall correctly. Living in Barrow is very, very expensive.
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:30 AM
 
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Very high. Assuming you even find housing expect to pay a lot for it. Everything is shipped in via air or barge so the cost of groceries is insane (11.99 for a 12 pack of soda, $6.00 for a loaf of bread, $9.99 for a gallon of milk). Gas prices this year are over 6.00 a gallon if I recall correctly. Living in Barrow is very, very expensive.
Oh my goodness!..........how do people survive there? Are there jobs around there for people to do and be able to live up?
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:47 AM
 
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I suddenly developed much love for Barrow......am looking forward to a few weeks vacation over for a start.......Can anyone pls tell me what the cost of living is like there?
how does one develop much love for a place they've never been to? Seems kinda wierd. Maybe you've developed much infatuation, eh?
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Old 09-20-2014, 01:46 PM
 
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It's just romanticized talk Rance, they are not moving to Barrow. They have no idea, Floyd is a special case (no offence Floyd) who happens to like it there. If you were to have a social experiment and bring in 100 wide eyed romantic would-be Barrow residents, I bet 1 would remain after a years time that is if there were that much housing. My advice, stick to novels.
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Old 09-22-2014, 05:34 PM
 
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Seems like a good place for this question, since many of you seem very knowledgeable about Barrow. Is there any place to rent an ATV up there, or do you know anyone who would be willing to rent theirs out for a couple days? Thanks.
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:47 PM
 
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You can rent a pickup from the King Eider or UIC for about $250/day.
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:09 AM
 
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You are giving false information. I stayed in Barrow for a very long time and never experienced racism. The natives are very humble people and welcome outsiders who are non natives. They don't think of us as stealing their jobs. I don't think you have ever lived or even visited Barrow.
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:11 AM
 
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Oh my goodness!..........how do people survive there? Are there jobs around there for people to do and be able to live up?
They have high wages up there. The gas prices he listed are wrong. Alaska as a whole has the lowest gas prices in the nation. I worked and lived there.
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:19 AM
 
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Default A most interesting place

I lived in BRW for 10-years and found that the natives were so accustomed to the whites coming and going, that they didn't waste their time getting chummy chummy with the whites. That made a lot of sense to me. I found the natives to be wonderful people. The majority of the whites that I worked with were there strictly for the money ...they spent little time outside their white compound to really experience Barrow. Being exposed to the traditional lifestyle and the uniqueness of that remote and incredible environment was nothing short of fascinating. I loved it!
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