The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (65.4°F). The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (22.7°F). The month with the highest average low temperature is July (51.3°F).
Average daytime summer temperatures range from approximately 55 to 78 °F ( 12.8 to 25.6 °C ); average daytime winter temperatures are about 5 to 30 °F (−15.0 to −1.1 °C). Anchorage has a frost-free growing season that averages slightly over one hundred days.
Anchorage , Alaska gets 17 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year. Anchorage averages 79 inches of snow per year.
Residential Leasing in Alaska As of 2016, renting an apartment in Anchorage area costs an average of $1,135 per month. Kenai, a small town, is somewhat cheaper, with an average rent of $888 per month for all apartment types.
Anchorage is a good place to live if you like winter. Livability.com rated Alaska’s largest city as America’s best to live in during the winter. The same website rated Anchorage 91st overall for livability among U.S. towns. Of course, another list by the website Areavibes rated Anchorage as ninth worst.
#4 Anchorage , Alaska’s largest city , is also its least safe. The city’s violent crime rate of 13.10 per 1,000 is over 3 times higher than the national rate, and its property crime rate of 49.28 per 1,000 is over twice as high as national levels.
As far as rent goes, Alaska is ever so slightly cheaper than the U.S. as a whole. According to Apartment List’s 2019 report, the median rent for a studio and one bedroom apartment in Alaska is $17 and $21 cheaper than the national median, respectively. The state is mostly made up of homeowners, though.
When is the best month to visit Alaska? You can’t go wrong visiting Alaska anytime between May 10 and September 15. The days are long, nature is in full bloom, and the air is alive with energy. But, for the absolute best time to visit Alaska, shoot for June 15 to July 15.
The 18 Most Beautiful Towns in Alaska: Anchorage . Cordova. Fairbanks . Girdwood . Gustavus. Haines. Homer. Juneau .
The 5 Safest Cities in Alaska #1. Unalaska . +3. Population 4,546. Median Income $91,635. #2. Sitka . -1. Population 8,588. Median Income $69,635. #3. Homer. -1. Population 5,797. Median Income $59,185. #4. Palmer. -1. Population 7,403. Median Income $58,389. #5. Soldotna . +4. Population 4,731. Median Income $68,662.
Alaska Gets Six Months of 24-Hour Sunlight and Darkness Barrow is one of Alaska’s northernmost cities and gets complete darkness for two months out of the year. During the summer, the sun doesn’t completely set in Barrow from early May until the end of July.
The average winter temperature in Anchorage is 26 degrees — more than twice as warm as the 10-degree average for the Minnesota cityalways trying to promote its high quality of life. Right.
Alaska runs a program called the Alaska Permanent Fund, which, per the state website, allots an equal amount of the state’s oil royalties to every resident through an annual dividend. In 2018, that dividend came out to $1,600 per person.
In Fairbanks, there are nearly 22 hours of daylight , about 19.5 hours in Anchorage and 18.2 hours in Juneau. In Anchorage , all days between June 8 and July 5 have 24 hours of daylight or civil twilight. Fairbanks has more than 70 days with 24 hours of daylight or civil twilight.