Hawaii is truly an amazing, magical place. I was lucky to grow up there as a kid. It’s warm, safe and offers exotic scenery and activities. However, paradise comes with a cost. It’s expensive, small and a radically different lifestyle than what you grew up with if you were born and raised on the mainland.
How to afford cost of living in Hawaii #1: Simple Lifestyles Locals in Hawaii live very simple lives. People don’t own “toys” like recreational vehicles or ATVs. No one has a boat, unless they are a fisherman for a living. It’s things like this that Hawaii residents do to afford the high cost of living.
“I heard milk is like $5/gallon. That’s ridiculous, how do you guys deal with that; Is Hawaii expensive?” is a question I get asked a lot. People make a big deal about milk being $5 gallon in conversations with me after they find out I grew up in Hawaii. However, if you consider what you’re
How much is the average rent in Honolulu for a 1 bedroom apartment? 1 bedrooms in Honolulu average $1,900/mo. How much is the average rent in Honolulu for a 2 bedroom apartment? 2 bedrooms in Honolulu average $2,900/mo.
A note from a visitor to AimforAwesome - and my reply. Hope it helps you decide what to do too! Hi Vern, I really loved your articles about Hawaii. There were so many articles available, I plan to visit your site throughout this year till I move to Hawaii. For me, It's not about whether
This article is about how much money is enough to move to and live in Hawaii, updated for 2021. Could a single person make it by bringing $3,000 in a bank account? If you arrived in Hawaii and made $20,000 per year with your job, could you live like that?In general things cost a lot
I would have guessed that the average income for families in Hawaii was higher. It does make sense why everyone is griping about how expensive everything is - when the average is pretty low in comparison with the prices for everything. It's safe to say, at these income levels - you need A+ credit to
When most people from the US mainland visit our beautiful state, they experience "sticker shock" on their first grocery store visit. The reason why the cost of living in Hawaii so high is due to three simple reasons: we have some of the highest costs (if not THE highest cost) of land, transportation, and fuel, all
Hawaii has a serious, unavoidable, and catastrophic problem when it comes to being able to provide affordable housing for low-income families and individuals. As I consider moving back to Hawaii and settling down I'm forced to ask myself... with a master's degree, a past history of earning over $100K per year, a handful of Microsoft
A friend in Honolulu rents out a couple units and we've been chatting back and forth about his recent bad time with it. From what I understand, a girl with two sons needed a place to stay. Apparently she didn't have the initial money down she needed, but convinced my friend that her Hawaii welfare