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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Honolulu Most Expensive in USA--$100 worth only $80
By Tax Foundation @ 6:52 PM :: 2946 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

But in rural Hawaii $100 is worth $101.70....

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Hawaii Section 8 Waiting List Opening for First Time in Decade
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 3038 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness, Cost of Living

There is currently no one on the waiting list, which will reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016....

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Thursday, August 04, 2016
Hawaii: $100 Worth only $85.62
By Selected News Articles @ 12:57 PM :: 3275 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...your purchasing power is among the worst in the country....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Honolulu Tops Cities Where Coffee Costs the Most
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 2209 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The most expensive nationwide is Honolulu, where coffee costs an average of $7.56....

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Saturday, July 16, 2016
Feds: Honolulu Highest Consumer Prices in USA
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 2294 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Prices in urban Honolulu are 23.5% higher than average....

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Report: $10K ‘Affordability Gap’ for Hawaii College Students
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 2317 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Cost of Living

Between low wages and high net prices, no state can claim that the average four-year college is affordable for low-income students....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
DBEDT: Housing Over 40% of Consumer Spending for Kauai, Hawaii Co
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 3833 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...An average household in Hawaii County spent an average of $51,700 in 2014....

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Sunday, June 12, 2016
Why Do We Tax Shipping?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4005 Views :: Jones Act, Taxes, Cost of Living

...making the shipping more expensive and thereby directly adding to the cost of living....

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Friday, June 03, 2016
DBEDT: Housing, Transportation, and Food Cost $46,700/year
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 2292 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

A typical Maui household spent an average of $65,197 in 2014. About 72 percent of the total household spending went towards the three basic needs categories....

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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Hawaii Most Unaffordable Rentals of Any State
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 2964 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

In Hawaii the two-bedroom housing wage is $34.22/hr ....

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Hawaii Seniors’ Income: Say 'aloha' to a good retirement
By Selected News Articles @ 6:30 PM :: 3813 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...ratios of pre-retirement income that seniors are replacing range from a high of 72.59% in Hawaii to a low of 48.22% in Massachusetts....

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Hawaii: Worst State to make a Living
By Selected News Articles @ 3:44 AM :: 4421 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...For the sixth year in a row Hawaii was named the worst state to make a living for its 68.6 percent higher cost of living than the national average....

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Friday, May 13, 2016
Dollar Worth only $0.86 in Hawaii, the most expensive state
By Selected News Articles @ 7:03 PM :: 2589 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...compared to the national average cost of goods and services....

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Monday, May 09, 2016
Getting Old? Hawaii 7th Best Place to be
By News Release @ 11:39 PM :: 2743 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Study Examining Senior Care Cost and Quality Reveals Best and Worst States to Age in....

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Saturday, April 30, 2016
House Democrats: Ballot Photos, Gun Restrictions and Sex Change Operations
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 3265 Views :: Family, Health Care, Cost of Living

House Democrats are here to cut off your ....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
DBEDT: Housing Gobbles Up Hawaii Consumers Income
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 2412 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Compared with 2004‐2005, Honolulu consumers spent more on housing in 2013‐2014, with the share of housing increasing from 31.7% to 43.2%....

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Monday, April 25, 2016
Hawaii Preschool Costs More Than College
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 3545 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Child care for a 4-year-old costs an average of $776 each month....

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Friday, April 22, 2016
What is Hurting Hawaii’s Investment Climate?
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:13 PM :: 3546 Views :: Development, Small Business, Cost of Living

“The main reason is a very cumbersome permitting process, in a way that prevents people from building housing quickly and at a low cost…."

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Honolulu Average Monthly Rent Jumps 7.28%
By News Release @ 6:45 PM :: 2089 Views :: Cost of Living

...the average monthly rent for single-family homes in Honolulu was $2,691....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Appleseed: Hawaii’s Poor Need a Tax Cut
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 3566 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living
“The State of Poverty in Hawai‘i: How Hawai‘i’s Residents Are Faring Post-Recovery.”
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Half of Hawai’i Residents Struggling “Paycheck to Paycheck”
By News Release @ 3:38 PM :: 2843 Views :: Tax Credits, Cost of Living

The poll results also show that Hawaiʻi residents are highly concerned about the state’s high cost of housing....

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Monday, March 21, 2016
Hawaii 12th Most Expensive State to Own a Car
By Selected News Articles @ 9:42 PM :: 3171 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... the three-year cost of car ownership in Hawaii is $12,065 ....

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Saturday, February 20, 2016
Hawaii Gasoline Prices #1 in USA—$0.24 Higher Than California
By News Release @ 9:39 PM :: 2781 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The nation’s least expensive markets for gas are Oklahoma ($1.42), Missouri ($1.46) and Kansas ($1.47)....

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Renewable Energy: How the 100% Mandate Hurts Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:10 PM :: 2818 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Friday, February 26th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm....

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Monday, January 18, 2016
Hawaii Residents Most Likely to be Living Paycheck to Paycheck
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 3443 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

That breakdown results in a paltry $186 of leftover income, or less than 7 percent of each paycheck — the only state in single digits....

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Thursday, January 14, 2016
Jones Act, LNG at Center of Puerto Rico Recovery Plan
By Michael Hansen @ 12:53 PM :: 3443 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

Cong Perluisi stated there “. . . . are eight constructive steps the federal government could take,” including the need to “update the Existing Jones Act LNG and LPG Exemption in Puerto Rico” ....

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
DBEDT: Family of Four Requires $75K to live on Oahu
By News Release @ 3:20 AM :: 3413 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Statewide, about 18.5% of two-adult couples with no children and 45.5% of two-adult couples with two children had incomes below the self-sufficiency standard....

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Saturday, January 02, 2016
AAA Hawaii: Lower 2015 Gasoline Prices Save Drivers $400
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 2420 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Be sure to thank the frackers ....

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Bill to drop American Samoa flight fee reaches Senate
By Michael Hansen @ 1:13 PM :: 3338 Views :: National News, Tourism, Cost of Living

...Murkowski (R-AK) introduced a bill that would exclude intra-state air transportation within the U.S. Territory of American Samoa from federal aviation cabotage....

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Monday, December 28, 2015
Housing Cheaper to Rent than Buy -- only in Honolulu and Silicon Valley
By Selected News Articles @ 7:12 PM :: 4245 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Our rent vs. buy metric is especially tight for young prospective buyers....

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Hawaii: 64% of your income for infant child care
By News Release @ 11:35 PM :: 3061 Views :: Education K-12, Cost of Living

In Hawaii, single parents with two children pay about 64% of their income for infant child care, nearly the same as married couple families at the poverty line with two children....

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Gambling with our health in 2016
By Rachelle Chang @ 12:04 PM :: 3020 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...our monthly premium is going up over $200 – an increase of 34%. To be able to afford health insurance, we are downgrading our health care plan....

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative would deliver transformation better, faster and cheaper
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 3482 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

Big Island customers could save as much as $113 million on the existing HELCO rate base and up to $234 million including investments to modernize the grid over a four-year period....

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Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Gauging Home Affordability: The Challenge
By UHERO @ 12:02 AM :: 2346 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

At a time of dwindling inventory and rising prices, housing affordability has once again become a hot topic in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, December 01, 2015
DBEDT: 47% of neighbor island homes sold to out-of-state residents
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 2424 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The “Residential Home Sales in Hawaii” report summarizes home sale activities in Hawaii recorded for the period from January 2008 to September 2015....

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Friday, November 13, 2015
‘Time of Use’ Rates to top out at $0.479 per kwh
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 2932 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Residential time-of-use rates would be most beneficial for customers who are able to use more electricity during the middle of the day until 4 p.m....

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
HECO: 'Time of Use' Rate Hike Coming
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 2758 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

A rate that is higher -- above the existing energy charge rate -- from 4 p.m. to midnight (on-peak hours)....

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Hawaii Most Expensive State to Raise a Family
By Selected News Articles @ 3:46 PM :: 3168 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Raising a family in the Aloha State comes at a high price....

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Sunday, November 08, 2015
Biofuel Shell Game: How Giant Diesel Plant Became part of Hawaii's 'Clean' Energy Future
By Andrew Walden @ 7:33 PM :: 4531 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

Here's the trick.  The 'second' biofuel plant will soon be the 'only' biofuel plant....

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Wednesday, November 04, 2015
The Unaffordable Care Act
By NCPA @ 1:02 PM :: 2832 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

As the sheen wears off of subsidized health coverage, and more Americans find they are paying hundreds per month for coverage that provides few benefits....

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Hawaii: Child Care Costs More than College Tuition
By Selected News Articles @ 4:37 AM :: 3597 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Small Business, Cost of Living

In Hawaii annual costs for 4-year-old care are equal to 55.8 percent of minimum-wage earnings....

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Friday, October 02, 2015
‘Smart Growth’ Drives up Housing Costs
By NCPA @ 1:14 PM :: 3749 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

A study reveals that urban containment, or smart growth policies, have been shown to drive the price of housing up....

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Monday, September 28, 2015
10 things Hawaii Can Do So That Everyone Gets Richer
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:11 PM :: 2733 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

There are two approaches to meeting the needs of the least advantaged in society....

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Monday, September 28, 2015
Electric Rates: Hawaii 90% Higher Than #2 State
By Selected News Articles @ 10:05 PM :: 3320 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...customers in deregulated states and areas can shop around for electric plans....

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Friday, September 18, 2015
'Smart Growth' Causes Hawaii Losses in Affordable Housing
By NCPA @ 5:57 PM :: 3713 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

...Hawaii, California, Oregon, Vermont, Florida and Washington, which adopted some type of restrictive land-use policy over the last 30 years, all experienced some of the largest losses, in terms of home affordability....

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Auto Theft, Fuel Cost, and Commute Time Make Hawaii one of Worst States for Drivers
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 PM :: 2751 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Hawaii -- 262.4--Car thefts per 100,000 people -- Nat'l Avg 220.7

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Sunday, August 30, 2015
Hawaii is Worst State to Start Post-College Life
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 3311 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Cost of Living

...the combination of one of the country's most expensive housing markets and relatively low employment opportunities....

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Forbes: Fracking Is Our Clean Power Plan
By NCPA @ 4:17 PM :: 3440 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

The U.S. already leads the world in carbon emissions reduction thanks to the increased use of natural gas obtained through fracking....

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Monday, August 24, 2015
Affordable Retirement? Honolulu Ranks 145th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 2710 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The adjusted cost of living for retired persons in Honolulu is twice as high as it is in Laredo, Texas....

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Monday, August 10, 2015
Healthy, Affordable Retirement? Honolulu Ranks Near the Bottom
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 3242 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

Seattle is the best city in the United States for healthy retirement living, with Minneapolis-St. Paul, Denver, Portland (Oregon) and Hartford rounding out the top five....

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