Quote from PMFB-RN
I have been looking at advertizements of apartments and houses for rent and houses for sale in various areas of AK. I have been shocked at the extream high prices of houses for sale and what they get for rent. I found an add that seemed prety typical for a studio apartment for $830/month in Sitka.
Is this typical? It looks to me like an RN could not afford to live there as a single income family?
I am looking to move to Alaska, (end of 2007) and I have found that the rents are cheaper than my current location, (Chicago). My current semi-studio apartment here costs $995 a month and I've found a two bedroom townhome near where I hope to live in Fairbanks that is cheaper than that.
Cost of living is relative to where you are now, cost of salary is also relevant to your cost of living. So, if Alaskan, (and Californian for that matter) salaries seem high, it could be related to the cost of living.
Keep looking and keep asking. There is demand but, there is also need too. Do you have a realtor or someone you know in AK helping you?