Cost of Living
Old Crow is the only community in the Yukon without road access and is the only fly-in community in Yukon. As such, Old Crow faces unique logistical challenges in obtaining goods and services with significantly higher costs.
On average, for every dollar you spend on gas, fuel, cigarettes, groceries, personal care items, or household cleaning supplies in Whitehorse, you’ll pay $2.00 to buy the same products in Old Crow (April, 2012).
The Vuntut Gwitchin people have preserved their traditional ways and special relationship with the Porcupine Caribou Herd and geographical isolation means residents rely on subsistence harvesting for a significant portion of their diet.