Do you know how many people that visit there end up moving to your state?greenspun.com : LUSENET : About Hawaii : One Thread
Just wondering if all the vistors like it so much if they end up moving there?
-- Elodie' King (EKing51706@aol.com), January 24, 1999
I really don't know, but I would think more singles and military move here than families due to the high cost of living. Cost of living is as much as 10-65% more than some places on the mainland (10% than California and 65% more than rual Southern US). In 1998, average Hawaii family paid 42% of their income in taxes. For a bag of groceries that you'd pay $21.16 at Meijer in South Bend Indiana or $20.75 in Shop and Stop in Cleveland, Ohio or $25.45 at Hughes Market in Malibu, California, you'd pay $37.32 at Foodland in Kihei, Maui or $28.54 at Daiei in Honolulu.
-- Roy Inouye (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 24, 1999.