Cost of Living
The cost of living in Dawson City reflects the community's location; prices can be slightly higher than other parts of Canada and Whitehorse. However, you will be surprised to find that some items are less expensive and readily available within the town.
On average, for every dollar you spend on gas, fuel, cigarettes, groceries, personal care items, or household cleaning supplies in Whitehorse, you’ll pay $1.17 to buy the same products in Dawson City (April, 2012).
As with many rural communities, when Dawson City residents travel to a larger community, they continue to purchase in bulk, or they order materials and goods by phone or online, or they supplement their groceries by hunting, fishing, or baking.