11 Things People ALWAYS Ask When They Find Out You’re From Alaska

People sure ask the strangest things when they find out you’re from Alaska. I’ve heard a lot of stupid questions too, like “Are there even grocery stores up there?” or “Do you have to ski to work?” I always roll my eyes and offer up a sarcastic answer… Yes, the sun shines on Alaska 24/7 all year round because we rock and why shouldn’t it. Here are some other very odd and awkward questions people from Alaska hear a lot when they travel outside the state.

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As people from Alaska, I’m sure you’ve heard many more funny questions. Let us know what other quirky questions you’ve heard in the comments! I’m sure they will be amusing, and we want to hear it!

If you love living in this fantastic state, here are 12 Reasons Why People In Alaska Should be Proud Of Their State.

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November 03, 2020

Is it expensive to live in Alaska?

Yes, it can be very expensive to live in this state. Just about everything needs to be trucked or shipped in, which can make everyday items incredibly costly. The city of Anchorage offers the most affordable prices, from housing to groceries, but it is still much higher than the rest of the country. When you head out to the remote towns and villages, prices raise exponentially. You can end up paying over $60.00 for liquid laundry detergent. While it’s expensive to live here, it is totally and utterly worth it to be surrounded by this stunning scenery.

Are people from Alaska different from the rest of the United States?

There is definitely some character traits that do very well in our state. Hardy, adventurous, and brave personality types love Alaska and everything it has to offer. Being able to withstand the extremes of temperatures and landscape, gifts Alaskans with all of the beauty that this gorgeous state has to offer. 

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