Alaska Excursions

Alaska Excursions

A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.

Iditarod 41

Photos and stories from the last great race.

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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.

Moving to Alaska

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

Moving to Alaska can be a big adventure.

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

Here is what it would cost to feed a family of four, with two children age 6 to 11, in 18 Alaska cities and towns.

For comparison, the same groceries would cost $94 in Portland, Ore., a commonly used comparison city where transportation costs are much lower.

In this chart, Anchorage includes Eagle River, Chugiak and Girdwood. Mat-Su includes Palmer, Wasilla, Talkeetna, Willow, Houston and other towns of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

LocationWeekly grocery bill
Anchorage Municipality$107
Bethel$187
Cordova$163
Delta$132
Dutch Harbor$167
Fairbanks$120
Haines$155
Homer$144
Juneau$124
Kenai-Soldotna$128
Ketchikan$116
Kodiak$142
Mat-Su$119
Naknek-King Salmon$214
Nome$173
Seward$132
Sitka$128
Tok$117

Source: University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service.

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