I seem to be getting an increasing number of emails from people considering moving to Alaska who want information from a person who actually lives here. Below are answers I've sent. Some of these questions are more specific to Juneau, as I have been living here sincebut LAaska lived in Anchorage from so I can speak to a lot of issues about living in South Central Alaska as well.
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Also, what was the University like? Do you get that bored, small town feeling in Alaska? Is it true there is surfing in Alaska? What else is there to do in the Juneau area?
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Other pages relating to life in Alaska. Well, Timothy Treadwell and his girlfriend got eaten by a bear so I wouldn't really use them as a working example. Also, he worked for a bear protection foundation and they paid for him to have his supplies shipped into Katmai National Park so, he wasn't really living Lolking the land either.
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What you're referring to is called the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend. It is a fund the state of Alaska started with the revenue generated from taxes on oil sales. The dividend is paid to every Alaskan resident man, woman, and child and each year the value of the PFD check varies.
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Plus, Anchorage is a lot sunnier and colder in the winter than Juneau. On the other hand, there isn't as much sunlight in the summer here in Juneau; even at the Summer Solstice we get several hours of dusky darkness in the evening. The earliest sunrise in Anchorage is around 4a. This depends a lot on where you live.Mature Bertha Minnesota Wellies Fuck
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There are community gardens all throughout Alaska and probably every different climate zone imaginable. I remember one time it was something like 34 degrees in Juneau, and degrees in Barrow, so you get the picture. The cost of living difference yuy your current location and Juneau or another Alaskan city could be quite high or it could be about the same. Housing in Juneau is still expensive, even with the turn down in the housing market. Rent in Juneau for a two bedroom apt.
Villages in the Bush are tl story, with rates that continue to be much higer than the national average.
On the other hand, salaries tend to be higher in Alaska as well. Make sure that you determine the cost of living adjustment for AAlaska by using a cost of living calculator. You can put in the calculator that you make 50 grand where you live now, and it might tell you that you'll need to make 70 grand in Juneau for example but figure that out so you Lookng negotiate a fair salary.
I really have no idea if there are jobs in individual fields or not. Our economy at the moment isn't terrible, so I'm assuming there are jobs out there the same as anywhere else.
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There are a couple ferry routes that you could take to get to Juneau. And rooms are cheaper but it's not wiht overnight trip so you wouldn't really need one. Fairs from Skagway are a little more expensive than from Haines.