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How much is it to live in Hawaii?

is it true to get groceries it is way more expensive like a gal. of milk $5.00?

if everything is up over how about the pay for employees?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:11 PM on Feb. 5, 2011 in Money & Work

Answers (8)
  • very expensive, My Sil and her family live there and it is actually cheaper for us to buy their school supplies here and mail them to her. I was there last in 1996 and back then bread was 3.50 and milk was 5.50. You can qualify for foodstamps if you make 50,000 a year. What does that tell you. But for some people there is no price on paradise.

    Answer by luvschocolate at 10:15 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Yep, it's true...and no pay is not necessarily more. Make sure you have a stable and good paying job before you move, and be prepared to get used to living in a much smaller space.

    Answer by ladymomtraveler at 10:17 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Do a Cost of living comparison from on where you live now and there, this way you'll get a better idea. 


    Answer by musicmom08 at 10:26 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Milk was over $5 a gallon when I lived there, and that was more than 10 years ago. At that time gas cost about double what it cost on the mainland. We had a very small 2 bedroom apartment with no air conditioning, and our monthly rent was about $900; it was the cheapest one we could find. Yes, it is expensive.  If you become a resident you will get discounts on some things, but just your everyday living expenses will still be high.


    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 10:54 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • According to the "Cost of Living Comparison" musicmom posted, I would have to increase my income by over 85% to maintain the same standard of living in Honolulu as I have in my current city!

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 10:59 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • My sister lived there for a couple of years as a visiting nurse and she said it was VERY expensive to live there. She eventually left and now lives in Phoenix.

    Answer by ceallaigh at 4:28 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • I've heard the cost of living is very high there.

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 8:45 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • It is very costly to live there. Reason they have to have everything shipped in and for that reason along with the economy it is very expensive!

    Answer by avilio54 at 10:42 AM on Feb. 7, 2011

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