Cost of Living in Alaska

According to a recent article published by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Alaska as a state is not as expensive as it once was when compared to the cost of living in other U.S. states. The study looked at a variety of factors, including the cost of food, energy, transportation and housing, in both urban and rural areas. The state economist who wrote the article says that housing in the state, for example, is more affordable than it’s been in a long time and that the overall gap with other states is closing. But he also says a lot depends on where in the state you live. KCHU’s Erik Wander has more:

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