Do people in Hawaii really need to work multiple jobs?
Do people really need to work multiple middle class ($50k-$70k/year) jobs to support a family?
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Which island? I believe you may be correct if you’re talking about Oahu but the big island I would think wouldn’t be the same threshold.
The threshold is probably lower, but so is the income
The poverty threshold for Hawaii is $28,290, not $93,000. There are lots of families in Hawaii who don’t pull down $200k a year, send their children to public schools, and survive just fine.
A two second Google search is not the reality. Go look at the YouTube comment from the local family earning $200k with kids in public school that can barely make ends meet.
Not sure where the $93000 number comes from, but the latest info from https://aspe.hhs.gov/2019-poverty-guidelines shows the poverty levels in HI to be significantly less. The point, though, about many people working more than one job is absolutely valid.