Cost of Living

Which Hawaiian Island Should You Move To

Which Hawaiian Island Should You Move To?

Deciding on which of the six major islands in Hawaii to call home is a nice problem to have. They are all beautiful and have something to offer their residents ...
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Most Affordable Neighborhoods In Hawaii. Oahu

Most Affordable Neighborhoods In Hawaii, Pt. 1: Oahu

Everyone knows that housing in Hawaii is expensive. In fact, when compared to other U.S. states, Hawaii’s average rent is the highest. But rents vary greatly throughout the state, depending ...
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Grocery Prices In Hawaii

Grocery Prices in Hawaii: Food Costs in 2021

A common question I see posted on forum threads about moving to Hawaii is: "What are the grocery prices in hawaii like?" This question seems to spring from the common ...
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Senior Citizen Benefits & Programs In Hawaii

Senior Citizen Benefits & Programs In Hawaii

Hawaii is a good place to grow old: The weather is mild year-round, the air is clean, the beautiful natural surroundings encourage outdoor activities, the pace of life is less ...
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Choosing A Neighborhood In Hawaii

Choosing A Neighborhood In Hawaii

(Note: If this article looks familiar, it’s because it was originally published in my newsletter. I have since changed the format of my newsletter and have moved all articles previously ...
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Before You Move To Hawaii, Answer These Questions

Before You Move To Hawaii, Answer These Questions

If living in Hawaii is currently your dream rather than your reality, you’re certainly not alone. And if your dream is anything like mine was, it includes year-round sunshine, going ...
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Most Affordable Neighborhoods In Hawaii, Pt. 4. Kauai

Most Affordable Neighborhoods In Hawaii, Pt. 4: Kauai

In my last three posts, I identified which neighborhoods had the cheapest rental housing on Oahu, the Big Island, and Maui & Molokai. Today’s post completes my series on the ...
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Maui & Molokai

Most Affordable Neighborhoods In Hawaii, Pt. 3: Maui & Molokai

In my last two posts, I wrote about which neighborhoods on Oahu and the Big Island have the least expensive rental housing. Today, Maui County is the focus of my ...
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Most Affordable Neighborhoods In Hawaii, Pt. 2. Big Island

Most Affordable Neighborhoods In Hawaii, Pt. 2: Big Island

Yesterday I wrote about which neighborhoods had the least expensive rental housing on the island of Oahu. Today, let’s take a look at the cheapest ZIP codes on the Big ...
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How Much Of A Home Can You Afford To Rent In Hawaii

How Much Of A Home Can You Afford To Rent In Hawaii?

If you’re planning a move to Hawaii, I recommend that you rent a home (rather than buy a home) for at least your first year in the islands. This will ...
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