PLEASE NOTE: Alaska may span multiple time zones. We are using the America/Anchorage time zone.
Alaska consolidated to two time zones – Alaska Time and Hawaii-Aleutian Time – in 1983 to put our state capitol, Juneau, on the same time zone as the more populated Anchorage and Fairbanks (and to make doing business with companies in the Lower 48 states a little easier).
Homer cost of living is 110.2
|COST OF LIVING||Homer||Alaska|
|Median Home Cost||$280,000||$310,600|
The 24-hour daylight and darkness still happen in Alaska, just less so. 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 Alaska Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting nine hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC−09:00). During daylight saving time its time offset is eight hours (UTC−08:00). The zone includes nearly all of the U.S. state of Alaska and is one hour behind the Pacific Time Zone .
Juneau , Alaska is in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a and 7b.
Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, North and South Dakota are divided between Central and Mountain time zones . Florida, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee are split between Eastern and Central time zones . Alaska is split between the Alaska time zone and the Hawaii-Aleutian time zone .
The states that observe more than one time-zone are Oregon, Idaho, Nebraska , Kansas , Texas , North Dakota, South Dakota , Florida , Michigan , Indiana , Kentucky , Tennessee , and Alaska. Among these, Alaska is the only state that is not part of contiguous United States.
For some odd reason, Hawaii is in the Hawaii -Aleutian Time Zone . This means a small part of Alaska shares the same time zone as Hawaii . But since Alaska observes Daylight Savings, and Hawaii does not, during this time , Hawaii definitely has its own time zone .
|Travis Scott Meal||$6.00|
|Big Mac – Meal||$5.99|
|2 Cheeseburgers – Meal||$4.89|
Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Alaska Than Elsewhere
|Rank||Job||Local Popularity Index|
|1||Zoologists and wildlife biologists||45.6|
|2||Geological and petroleum technicians||30.5|
|3||Airline pilots , copilots, and flight engineers||29.3|
|4||Material moving workers||20.2|
Do you get paid to live in Alaska ? While it’s a common misconception that you can move there for free , you can get paid to live in Alaska . The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) takes the state’s oil wealth and shares an annual portion with all permanent residents (both children and adults).