Skip to comments.Nome residents roll with higher fuel prices
Posted on 03/30/2012 7:36:08 AM PDT by thackney
At the grocery store, it's $39.25 for a 12-roll package of paper towels. Toilet paper costs $37.85 for a 36-roll package.
Want a 2-liter of Diet Pepsi? It's on sale this week for $4.49. At a restaurant, breakfast for one will run about $16.
And the price for a gallon of gas is well above the national average, at $5.96 a gallon.
If there's any good news for the 3,500 residents of Nome, it's that gas is cheap compared to what it could have been.
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How does Eagle compare with prices?
Too bad the article doesn’t give the price for milk. Someone once told me that milk is probably cheaper in Nome, Alaska than on the big island of Hawaii.
How much are groceries in Nome?
One dozen Eggs - $4.49
1 lb Butter - $5.50
1 Gallon Milk - $7.29
1 lb Cheddar Cheese - $6.00
2 lb Cottage Cheese - $5.79
1 loaf Bread - $2.50
1 package Hot Dogs - $4.49
1 lb Bacon - $5.49
12 oz Lunch Meat - $4.49
6-pack Soda - $9.49
We lived in Juneau for 25 years, always wanted to visit Nome. I paid $15 for a frozen chicken in Elfin Cove in 1980 - we were commercial salmon trollers and were tired of fish and rice seven days a week.
One thing that they don’t mention is that driving more than 5 miles at a time in Nome is not easy - there are VERY FEW people there, and even fewer roads. Expensive gas means differing thing to people, depending on where they live.
Honestly, we all cut back our fuel usage many years back. I went from oil fired boiler/ baseboard that used 2000 gallons/year to 2 wood stoves;have my own woodlot. I put in 1000 gallon fuel oil tank 5 years back and putting in a 500 or 1000 gas tank at house this summer; been driving around on 7 year old #1 that I bought many years back.
We don't use near the fuel all you urban Alaskans do, no joke. I fill up my gas truck, maybe once a month, not every other day; but I do use about 50 gallons of gas every month in snowmachines & 4 wheelers; gotta go hunting and get out to enjoy the country.
Food at our local pop store is about the same, but everybody mails canned goods in and makes several trips every summer if our road don’t get washed out. I got accustomed to buying 3 year supply of everything when on sale at Fred Meyer. When I see tuna at 59 cents/can; buy $500 worth. Most canned goods have 3-4 year shelf life dated on cans. I still have 700 lbs sugar. When in Anch, I buy 50 of those Fletcher honey hams. I can shoot all the caribou & moose I need; and get all the salmon I can eat; I just get awful hungry for chicken, pizza, and pork; we have several freezer full.
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