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Keep in mind that Sitka is an island, therefore, everything needs to be shipped in. Anything liquid is guaranteed to be more expensive. There are also days to buy certain things like produce and meat because it gets delivered sometime in the middle of the week. Fruit tends to sell out within a couple days and it's already well ripened when it arrives.
As far as the liquid items go: shampoo, soda, milk, cans of soup...things like that are all very expensive compared to what you might be used to.
Gasoline is more expensive in Alaska than in every state BUT Hawaii.
Other random things have a special pricetag on them...they will say $1.00 on the box but then $2.50 in Alaska on the sticker.
At McDonalds, value meals ARE NOT values. Some of them are around $6.00
Subway sandwiches are also not cheap at all. Better off eating at a local place.

What to pay: I would say at least 25% more than other states in the US, but that's really just a rough estimate. It's a lot like NYC prices...

Address: All of Sitka
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  • Written Jan 20, 2004
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