Alaska Excursions

Alaska Excursions

A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.

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Photos and stories from the last great race.

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Cost of living / housing

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Cost of living / food

Going to an Alaska grocery store for the first time? Expect a little sticker shock.

Cost of living / housing

Juneau and Anchorage have Alaska's most expensive average home price, $241,000. Juneau also tops the state in rent costs for a three-bedroom single-family house and a two-bedroom apartment.

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Container ships bring vehicles and goods to the Port of Anchorage.

Moving to Alaska can be a big adventure.

Juneau and Anchorage have Alaska's most expensive average home price, $241,000. Juneau also tops the state in rent costs for a three-bedroom single-family house and a two-bedroom apartment.

These figures are for late 2003.

In the table below, Anchorage includes Girdwood, Eagle River, Chugiak and Birchwood. Fairbanks includes North Pole. Kenai Peninsula includes the city of Kenai, Homer, Seward and other towns. Mat-Su includes Palmer, Wasilla, Talkeetna, Big Lake and other towns.

LocationAverage home sales priceAverage monthly rent price,
3-bedroom home
Average rent price,
2-bedroom apartment
Juneau$241,000$1,490$967
Anchorage Municipality$241,000$1,389$845
Bethel$205,000NANA
Ketchikan$212,000$1,229$864
Kodiak$192,000$1,289$898
Kenai Peninsula Borough$169,000$950$671
Mat-Su Borough$179,000$1,163$720
Fairbanks North Star Borough$172,000$1,274$811
Wrangell-PetersburgNA$856$682
SitkaNA$1,325$847
Valdez-CordovaNA$1,354$866
Rest of state$186,000NANA

Source: Alaska Housing Finance Corp. and the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Research and Analysis Section.
NA = Info not available.

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