Alaska Movers: Welcome to the Last Frontier!
Relocating to Alaska - Being a New Alaska Resident
Good to Know for Alaska Moving Quotes
Here’s where the stereotypes come in…the interior and northern parts are incredibly cold and have arctic climates. Moving to cities in these areas means learning to layer, bundle & build a mean fire! This climate is why this state is known for clothes that are functional rather than fashionable.
Population & Cost of Living: It is quite expensive to live here. With so much having to be imported, groceries are indeed one of the most costly expenses. However, there is something very unique here that helps with that. Once you have lived here a full calendar year, the government begins giving you a PFD, a permanent fund dividend. This means that they give you a certain amount of money to live here each year you stay. As of 2013, it was about $900 per year. And for each child you have? You get another PFD for that child.