Cost of Living : LUSENET : About Hawaii : One Thread

Do you find the cost of living in HI high because of all the goods that have to be imported? I know that you save money on heating and winter clothes, but does the cost of everything else seem higher than on the mainland?

-- Hannah Beck (, January 10, 1999


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saw this in another post:

Here are a few listings from Sunday, July 5, 1998 classifieds.

From the front page...Real Estate Showcase

Kailua on the beach 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage, 10,938 sq ft for only $499,000. (see post on Kailua Beach number 1 ranking).

Condo on Waikiki beach, 16th floor, 1 bedroom, 1,440 sq ft for only $889,000.

Or how about we turn the page...

Have an extra $700,000 - $11,000,000, there's a list of about 25 luxuary homes for sale.

Okay, okay...

Need something more affordable?...mmmmmmmm, 2 and 3 bedroom townhouses from $177,000...That's not too bad...And it's only a 45 minute drive from downtown Honolulu---that is with no traffic. With morning or afternoon rush hour traffic, that should be about 1 1/2 - 2 hour drive.

(FYI, the average cost of a single wall construction house on about a 7,500 sq ft lot with 3 bedroom and 2 bath is approximately $320,000 on Oahu and about $220,000 on the neighbor islands.)

-- Wally Evans (, January 11, 1999.

Compared to New York City, Manhattan, these prices, $700 for a studio is heaven. Manhattan, if you want a really great studio, center of the City, fork over at least $1500 a month. No city can claim expensive except New York City, Manhattan, at least in the book of one who lives here.

-- Kathy A. (, February 11, 2004.

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