cost of living in Whitehorse
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Hdaariwifw

Lethbridge, Canada

#22 Nov 9, 2009
I hate you
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Kamloops, Canada

#23 Feb 18, 2010
I moving to whitehorse in a year is the areas of the town I should avoid to live
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Kamloops, Canada

#24 Feb 18, 2010
moving to white horse is there nieghbor hoods I should avoid to live in........
Walt in Utah

Layton, UT

#25 Nov 16, 2010
First of all, kudos to the person from Calgary who posted in Tlingit!(just kidding)

As a liberal who has mostly lived on both coasts of the U.S., I moved here, to profondly conservative Utah, about a year ago. As for the Texans who said they'd move to Whitehorse rather than have Obama as president, I had the same reaction to W's getting... ascended to the Whitehouse in 2000, so I can't complain. I'm glad to hear that Canadians are tolerant; I would especially hope that in such a (relatively) harsh climate as Whitehorse has, people would be supportive of each other. I have no problem living here among religious conservatives -- or anywhere -- as long as there is a live-and-let-live attitude. For a vaiety of reasons, I'm looking to the Great White North again. My finalist locations are Vancouver/Victoria (prob. too expensive), Halifax (a little wet) and Whitehorse, which is what brought me here. Appreciate reading all the comments above!-- Walt
daisies

Richmond Hill, Canada

#27 Dec 2, 2010
M Garrett wrote:
My wife and I lived in Alaska for a couple of years. Amazing what people think they sell stuff for. We are in Beaumont, Texas now, and have sworn to move to Canada if Barak Obama is elected US president. We love Whitehorse and the yukon, no matter what the cost. Can't be any worse than Alaska.
so did you move to canada??
Clarity

Denver, CO

#28 Feb 28, 2011
Let's get back to the original question here. Generally speaking the cost of living is higher in Yukon because it is remote. Also, according to Canadian housing statistics, real-estate in Whitehorse, Dawson City, Haines Junction, and Ross River have risen by over 100% from 2005 to 2009 alone (from $187K CAN to $374K CAN). This is almost solely due to in increase in mining permits awarded to several major Canadian mining companies in the last decade. This has created an unsustainable housing bubble. There is a lack of available housing compared to demand and due to outdated planning codes the local gvoernments are not responding with new development permits fast enough. While in the short term there's money to be made in real-estate, in the long term, once the mining companies pull out, there will likely be a glut in housing and prices will fall. In other words, Yukon is susceptible to a boom/bust cycle. Just a thought.
Frank

Fredericton, Canada

#29 Mar 11, 2011
Is there ne1 on this post that actually lives in Whitehorse? I hear lots of talk about cost of living and that's it fine if you have a good job but no one talks about what a good job is, what salary is average up there? do you need to be making 80k to survive 40k? can ne1 give some intelligent info? It's expected that the cost of living will be higher but lets say someone is coming from a small town in Ontario making 40k, if things cost 20% more in Whitehorse then is 50k reasonable expectation for a similar job?
Doug

Whitehorse, Canada

#30 Aug 13, 2011
Well, I actually live in Whitehorse, and have for many years.
There is a severe housing shortage at the moment and prices for a 1 bedroom apt. can go as high as $1300 a month. Food prices are increasing sharply as well and the city has increased property taxes for the second year running. The developers have been buying up all the inexpensive properties and building overpriced condos now for a number of years as well. Average 295k for one. All of this means that the blue collar worker is leaving the area in search of somewhere affordable to live.
So, in essence, I would say that you need to make at least 60k per annum and even at that you are not living on top of the world.
Ken Whitehorse

Whitehorse, Canada

#31 Jan 16, 2012
thought this post was for cost of living, not the price of moral judgement?
Resident

Whitehorse, Canada

#32 Mar 21, 2012
I also live in Whitehorse; I'm quite surprised there are so many people who speak for us Yukoners. Doug has it right, I would like to add the cost of living may be higher, but so are the wages. Housing shortage is a crisis here, all to the fault of our City council. However I know a number of people/families that have recently moved up here and been able to obtain homes, either suites or houses, it just takes time.
Those others who are moving here (or maybe you have already) when you get here you'll figure out quite easily where you want to live. I asked the same question before I moved here the answer I got was as vague as my response. Whitehorse is small and crime is relatively low, there's not too many areas I wouldn't live.
Peter Dev

Duncan, Canada

#33 Apr 21, 2013
M Garrett wrote:
My wife and I lived in Alaska for a couple of years. Amazing what people think they sell stuff for. We are in Beaumont, Texas now, and have sworn to move to Canada if Barak Obama is elected US president. We love Whitehorse and the yukon, no matter what the cost. Can't be any worse than Alaska.
What makes you think you can move to Canada?? It is not easy and you can't bring your guns!! Stay where you are!!
Peter Dev

Duncan, Canada

#34 Apr 21, 2013
Walt in Utah wrote:
First of all, kudos to the person from Calgary who posted in Tlingit!(just kidding)
As a liberal who has mostly lived on both coasts of the U.S., I moved here, to profondly conservative Utah, about a year ago. As for the Texans who said they'd move to Whitehorse rather than have Obama as president, I had the same reaction to W's getting... ascended to the Whitehouse in 2000, so I can't complain. I'm glad to hear that Canadians are tolerant; I would especially hope that in such a (relatively) harsh climate as Whitehorse has, people would be supportive of each other. I have no problem living here among religious conservatives -- or anywhere -- as long as there is a live-and-let-live attitude. For a vaiety of reasons, I'm looking to the Great White North again. My finalist locations are Vancouver/Victoria (prob. too expensive), Halifax (a little wet) and Whitehorse, which is what brought me here. Appreciate reading all the comments above!-- Walt
I Don't think Americans realize how hard it is to move to Canada. It is not easy let me assure you. If it was you would inundate us!!
Peter Dev

Duncan, Canada

#35 Apr 21, 2013
We really dont need Americans in Canada Thanks
elizabeth

Bonavista, Canada

#36 Jul 20, 2013
what is the housing situation this year? I am canadian ( east coast) and I am thinking of a change ( not climate, just a change).
Zach

Manchester, UK

#37 Sep 1, 2013
I want to go live in Whitehorse for a few months this fall. Is it easy to find work up there?

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