Alaska's poorest spend 40 cents of every dollar on energy

The farther you live from a city, the worse the news.

According to university researchers, the poorest families in Alaska's most remote towns and villages are expected to spend more than 40 cents out of every dollar they make on power and heat in the coming year.

In comparison, Anchorage's lowest-income households will spend about 4 cents from every dollar on energy bills.

The figures come from a University of Alaska Institute of Social and Economic Research report released earlier this month.

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