You definitely don't get paid to live in AK, as some people suggest. The PFD is nice, and living here all my life, I tend to take it for granted, but it doesn't really change how expensive it is to live here.
I'd say don't move ot Alaska just because you'll get a PFD every year. This state isn't for the faint of heart. You're going to living in a remote area even if you're in Anchorage. You'll spend most of your time on the internet buying the things that are carried in this state, while at the same time chasing bears out of your trash.
I love it here and can't see living anywhere else. But this state isn't for everyone.
I am wido of four am I want to raise my childern in a great environment I was born there in 77 I want to be buried there when I do die of old age I want to go home but I very limit on,funds what can I do