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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Hawaii Lowest Median Income for Families with Father Present
By Selected News Articles @ 9:37 PM :: 3657 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The median income for families (dad present) with kids younger than 18 adjusted for cost of living is two times higher in the District of Columbia than in Hawaii....

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Honolulu? You Need to Be a Millionaire to Retire
By Selected News Articles @ 10:59 PM :: 4929 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...retirement in Hawaii would require $65,822 annually in disposable income, and (given Hawaii’s relatively high income taxes) pre-tax income of $91,451....

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015
HMSA blames Micronesians for 50% Rate Hike
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 5054 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

Insurer finds scapegoat--will you be fooled?

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
2015 Legislative Recap: Victories for Social and Economic Justice
By News Release @ 9:27 PM :: 2945 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living
The 2015 Legislative session ended earlier this month with three of Hawaii Appleseed's top priorities being passed!
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Out of Reach 2015: Hawaii Most Unaffordable Rentals in USA
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 3694 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Statewide average wage to afford 2 br rental: $31.61 (Highest in USA)

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Honolulu 86th Worst Small Business Environment
By Selected News Articles @ 5:56 PM :: 3641 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

...earnings for small business employees adjusted for cost of living are three times higher in the Houston metro area than in the Honolulu metro area....

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Drunk? Reckless? How Much Will Your Car Insurance Increase?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 3460 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Cost of Living

Having two accidents in the last two years on your record is the most costly traffic violation....

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Sunday, April 19, 2015
SB 555 - Increasing the Food/Excise Tax Credit
By News Release @ 3:38 PM :: 3416 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

Hawaii levies the second highest tax burden in the country on its low-income families. A major reason for this is the General Excise tax....

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Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Guess What: Hawaii Housing Is Expensive!
By Robert Thomas @ 5:25 AM :: 4574 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

"Affordable Housing Maui Style" - from NewGeography.com....

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Thursday, April 02, 2015
PUC: Decoupling Boosts Electric Rates--'Adjust Revenue' up by 229% 'Without Review'
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 4336 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Since decoupling, total 'baseline expenditures' increased 229%--from $161M to $368M....

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Hawaii Consumers 'Least Sustainable Spending Habits' in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:12 PM :: 3652 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The percentage of people overspending their income is twice as high in Hawaii and Nevada than in Maryland....

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Hawaii Electric Car Charging Costs More Than Gasoline for 33 MPG Car
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 3702 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

The new savings estimators are part of the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ support for electrification of transportation....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Hawaii #2 in USA: 43% of Households Spend at Least 30% on Housing
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 PM :: 2925 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Only California (44%) has more households spending at least 30% of their income on housing....

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Hawaii is Not the Hawaii I Knew
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:01 PM :: 4642 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Cost of Living

...the SHAKA Movement is now going after the sugar cane industry....

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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Akina: Government can help lower the cost of living by getting out of the way
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:29 PM :: 3201 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...a new state-by-state comparison puts Hawaii as #1 in terms of the gap between the income residents earn and the cost of housing....

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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Report: Hawaii Last Place for American Dream
By News Release @ 5:04 PM :: 3212 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawai‘i has the largest gap in the nation between residents’ income and housing costs, ranking dead last....

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Monday, January 26, 2015
Is $5 a Gallon Gas on Its Way? This Expert Thinks So
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:35 AM :: 3343 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

“The next round of high prices is likely to start later this year, as crude rebounds to the $80s and $90s, perhaps pushing to the $100 level by late in the year or early next.”

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Up to $1.2 Billion Electricity Savings for Hawaii After Oil Prices Plummet
By UHERO @ 11:02 AM :: 3283 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...if prices stay this low, it will take up to four months before electricity prices fully reflect the drop in oil prices....

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
HECO Plan Rewards Solar Contractors, Cuts Payments to Solar Consumers
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 3767 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Any program changes from this proposal would apply only to new customers....

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Smoking is a Million Dollar Habit--and Hawaii is More Expensive than Most
By Selected News Articles @ 1:54 PM :: 3562 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

The cost of tobacco for every smoker is $1,029,646 over a lifetime....

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Insurance Risk to Drivers: Hawaii Ranks 20th
By Selected News Articles @ 1:49 PM :: 2881 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living
What kind of financial risks do drivers take when they take to the road?
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
DCCA Website Compares Car and Homeowner Insurance Rates
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 2536 Views :: Cost of Living

Insurance Division Releases Annual Premium Comparison Guide to Help Residents Shop and Compare....

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Hawaii Senate Minority announces legislative agenda for 2015
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 5737 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Economy, Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

Top concerns include the state economy, education, the Hawaii Health Connector, oversight of the Public Utilities Commission in light of the Hawaiian Electric Industries/NextEra merger, and positively affecting the cost of living for Hawaii residents....

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Best Cities for STEM Professionals: Honolulu Ranks 79th
By Selected News Articles @ 1:46 PM :: 2831 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The annual median wage for STEM workers (adjusted for cost of living) is two times higher in Houston than in Honolulu....

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
You're Paying Double for Sugar
By NCPA @ 1:37 PM :: 3047 Views :: Agriculture, Cost of Living

American sugar prices would be a lot lower if the government would stop interfering in the sugar market....

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Senator Calls on Feds to Block Electric 'Fixed Fees'
By Selected News Articles @ 9:15 PM :: 3350 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

In Hawaii, its power company is trying to get a $55 fixed monthly charge, which is double its current fee....

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Saturday, December 06, 2014
HECO Sends Six New Solar Projects for PUC Approval
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 3181 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

The average price of the seven new solar projects is 14 cents per kilowatt-hour....

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014
HECO Finally Admits GEMS is a Rate Hike
By Andrew Walden @ 8:11 PM :: 5730 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

For over a year, Hawaiian Electric has been claiming that the "green infrastructure fee" now beginning to appear on electric bills statewide is not a rate hike....

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Monday, November 24, 2014
Hawaii Is the State with the 8th Most Frugal Consumers
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 3026 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

But Hawaii is #1 for “highest percentage of the population spending more than they make”....

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Saturday, November 08, 2014
UHERO: LNG Could Save Hawaii Ratepayers $800M/Year
By UHERO @ 8:18 PM :: 5004 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...to estimate the impacts of Hawaii importing LNG for use in the electric sector....

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Sunday, November 02, 2014
HMSA 19% Rate Hike -- Family Plan $2073/month
By Andrew Walden @ 9:09 PM :: 5639 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

If approved, this would be the largest rate hike in recent HMSA history....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Caldwell to host affordable housing town hall meeting
By News Release @ 1:07 AM :: 4157 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Cost of Living

The meeting will be held at the Waipahu District Park in Waipahu on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7 p.m.....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Goliath is Desperate
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 5025 Views :: Economy, Politicians, Cost of Living

... it’s one of the reasons that Hawaii has the highest cost of living in the nation ....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
How to Increase the Value of a Dollar? Move.
By NCPA @ 3:16 PM :: 4213 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

Hawaii salaries are 16th highest in USA.  When adjusted for cost of living, Hawaii salaries drop to 50th....

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Lower Cost of Living? Ige Proposes Higher Prices
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 3182 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living

Instead Of Offering Solutions To Lower Costs, Ige Proposes Making Downtown Parking Cost $500....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Aiona Campaign Releases Policy Roadmap
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 3492 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living
“I have a dream that one day Hawai‘i will be a place where future generations can live, work and play without the highest cost of living in the country.”
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Ige on Housing? More of the Same
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 3271 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living

David Ige Offers The Same Policies Of The Last Four Years While Housing Costs Soar....

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Friday, October 17, 2014
Ige Ignored Efforts For Tax Relief On Groceries
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 2816 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

...earlier this year, when Senator Ige had a bipartisan measure to provide tax relief on groceries (SB2206, 1/16/14) before his committee, he ignored it....

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Ige Wants To Charge $500 For Parking In Downtown Honolulu!?
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 4409 Views :: Politicians, Rail, Cost of Living

"Senator Ige's latest extreme proposal clearly demonstrates that the cost of living in Hawaii is at the bottom of his list of priorities...."

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Affordable Food? Honolulu Scores 135th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:29 PM :: 2435 Views :: Cost of Living

The cost of groceries is two times higher in Honolulu than in Houston....

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Are Anti-Price Gouging Policies to Blame for Shortages on the Big Island?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:13 AM :: 4306 Views :: Hawaii County , Economy, Small Business, Cost of Living

...The government bought ice here so no one else could buy the ice....

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Aiona: Lower the Cost of Energy
By News Release @ 11:56 PM :: 3037 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

“All solutions which lower the cost of energy must be on the table,” said Aiona....

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Djou Launches New TV Ad
By Video @ 4:57 PM :: 2928 Views :: Politicians, Cost of Living
...members of our community, including prominent musician, Nalani Choy, discuss how Hawai'i's high cost of living and lack of affordable housing make it difficult to live in Hawai'i....
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Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Aiona Proposes HOPE for Renters to Build Equity
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 4416 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

Two team members — Peter Savio of the Savio Group and Jay Iranon of Swinerton Builders — were both on hand as Aiona released the policy initiative to the local media....

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Monday, October 06, 2014
Cost of Living: Will Hawaii Take Heed of Warning Signs?
By John Engle @ 7:25 PM :: 3276 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The answer to the problem is multi-faceted and extremely complex....

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Monday, October 06, 2014
Study Shows Ige's Tax Hikes Leave Hawaii Far Behind
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 3831 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Politicians, Taxes, Cost of Living

"Instead of addressing the soaring cost of living facing Hawaii's middle-class families, Senator Ige and Governor Abercrombie piled on even more taxes...."

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Monday, September 29, 2014
Schatz Makes You Pay More Every Day
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 3072 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...the monthly out of pocket expenses for groceries has increased $130.80 since 2013....

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Saturday, September 27, 2014
Livable Communities Survey Identifies Needs of Honolulu Residents 45+
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 3354 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

A survey of older adults on Oahu ranks affordable home health care and housing among the greatest needs....

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Friday, September 26, 2014
Debate: Aiona Challenges Ige on Tax Hikes
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 4427 Views :: Politicians, Taxes, Cost of Living

David Ige was one of the top-ranking legislators in charge of implementing the policies that have seen Hawai‘i burdened with bigger bills and higher taxes....

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Senators Ask for Hearings on DoH Proposed Cesspool Ban
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 4369 Views :: Environment, Development, Cost of Living

...The changes will affect more than 77,000 homeowners on the neighbor islands and 11,000 on Oahu....

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