It’s more expensive to rent a place to live in Juneau now than it was last year.
The average monthly rent in Juneau, including utilities, rose 3 percent over the year to $1,100, according to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation. The state average is $1,119.
Renting difficulty in Juneau is compounded by the area’s low vacancy rate of a mere 3.5 percent. Renting a two or three bedroom place in the capital city is particularly costly, with rates being the third highest in the state for both categories.