How expensive is electricity and heating oil in Alaska?

How expensive is electricity and heating oil in Alaska?

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How expensive is electricity and heating oil in Alaska?

Hello, I might be moving to Alaska and just would like to know if anyone can tell me if the electricity and heating oil is expensive or about average when compared to the other states in the U.S. ?

Thanks!

Gasoline and heating oil “on the road system” (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai) is about the same as on the USA west coast. Natural gas and electricity is a bit less.

Off the road system (Barrow, Kotzebue, Nome, etc), everything is much, much more expensive. Electricity is generated locally and in some places, fuel is flown in. Figure about twice national prices.

Also consider that you use MORE fuel in a cold climate. How a house or apartment is constructed is critical because an old building can use 10 times the energy of a new, tight house. Ask the current owner or landlord to see last year’s utility bills. Factor that into your choice of accomodations.

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