Pay for a mansion, live in a shack
Oh, you thought living in Alaska would be cheap? You, sir or madam, are sorely mistaken. We’ll get to the cost of everyday products later on, but you should know that property is outrageously overpriced. If you want to move permanently to Alaska, make sure you have a tall stack of money.
The median cost of a home in Anchorage is around $330,000, whereas on mainland US, it’s around $200,000. Land in underdeveloped parts can be relatively inexpensive, but the building materials are labor costs are far above the US average. Plus, you’ll have to hire professionals to shoo away bears and moose from your land before building.