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2018 -- Best Small Cities in Hawaii
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2018’s Best Small Cities in America

Wallet Hub, Oct 29, 2018 

Urbanization might be the trend for much of the population, but not everyone craves the bright lights and crowded spaces of big cities. Small-city life can be best for those who appreciate more wiggle room, fewer degrees of separation and shorter commutes, to name just a few of its advantages. Granted, these little urban areas demand some tradeoffs, too, such as fewer restaurant options or shorter business hours.

But one of the best perks of living in a city with a relatively smaller population? Affordability. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the cost of living for a two-parent, two-child family in Hanford, California, for instance, would be $6,221 per month, compared with nearly double at $12,370 for the same family in San Francisco.

No two small cities are made equal, though, so which ones outshine the rest? To find out, WalletHub compared more than 1,200 U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 based on 40 key indicators of livability. They range from housing costs to school-system quality to restaurants per capita….

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Percentile* City Total Score 'Affordability' Rank 'Economic Health' Rank 'Education & Health' Rank 'Quality of Life' Rank 'Safety' Rank 
38 Kaneohe, HI 54.13 1099 302 450 313 199
33 Hilo, HI 53.26 1039 756 658 68 1180
17 Kahului, HI 49.94 1148 226 682 474 1051
16 Pearl City, HI 49.8 1066 405 470 1050 199
9 Waipahu, HI 48.07 1183 669 582 878 199
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