Tips: Alaska is a great place to live,
with beautiful scenery. The teaching salaries in Alaska
are generally higher than in the rest of the United States.
However, this is largely due to the higher cost of living.
Rents and house payments are about the same...the real
difference in cost lies in consumer goods, since it gets costly
shipping everyday products to Alaska. For example, if you
live in Alaska and shop online, you'll quickly learn that your
purchases don't qualify for free shipping, and that shipping
rates are higher than in the contiguous 48 states.