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Thursday, June 27, 2024
May 2024: Tourism Declines Again
By News Release @ 5:59 PM :: 588 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... tourist count down 4.8%, spending down 4.0% ....

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Thursday, June 20, 2024
These Hawaii Cities Have the Highest and Lowest Cost of Living in 2024
By Selected News Articles @ 2:38 PM :: 914 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hilo vs Haleiwa ... or ... Kapolei vs Makawao ....

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Monday, June 17, 2024
7 Reasons $1 Million Will Only Last You 9 Years in Retirement in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 PM :: 1037 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... $1 million might not be enough to get you through your retirement ....

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Monday, June 17, 2024
Hawaii 2nd-Most Over-touristed State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:12 PM :: 717 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Hawaii's population increases by 66.4 percent during high season due to overtourism ....

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Sunday, June 16, 2024
Honolulu Inflation Picking Up Again
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 634 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Area prices were up 0.7 percent over the past two months, up 5.2 percent from a year ago ....

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Saturday, June 15, 2024
How Urban Planning Made Honolulu 'Impossibly Unaffordable'
By Selected News Articles @ 9:44 PM :: 1525 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

... The crisis stems principally from land use policies that artificially restrict housing supply ....

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Friday, June 14, 2024
School Choice: Hawaii ranks no. 31 in 2024 Parent Power index
By Selected News Articles @ 8:52 PM :: 533 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... little growth among charter schools and no other choice options ....

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Friday, June 7, 2024
DBEDT Projects 'Sluggish' Economic Growth in Aftermath of Lahaina Fire
By News Release @ 3:23 PM :: 510 Views :: Maui County, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Between January and April 2024, visitor arrivals by air to Maui County fell 24.0 percent and expenditures decreased 22.6 percent compared to the same four months in 2023 ....

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Thursday, June 6, 2024
PIT Count Claims 14% Drop in Sister Isle Homeless
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 575 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... Unsheltered homelessness fell significantly in two of the three rural counties, with Hawaii down 27 percent and Maui 26 percent. Kauai realized an eight percent increase in unsheltered homelessness ....

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Hawaii Cost of Living 80% Above US Average
By Selected News Articles @ 4:53 AM :: 890 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Most of the pain can be traced to home purchases, which cost an astounding 313% more than average ....

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Hawaii Per-Capita GDP Grows as Young Families Flee Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 3:25 AM :: 803 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Young families are leaving Hawaii.  Rich retirees are moving in.  The result is a sharp increase in per capita GDP ....

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Monday, June 3, 2024
Hawaii 2nd-Worst Economy in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 1157 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Innovation Potential: 50th ....

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Friday, May 31, 2024
April 2024 Tourist Spending and Arrivals Down Sharply
By News Release @ 4:33 PM :: 987 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... There were 753,551 visitors to the Hawaiian Islands in April 2024, down 8.9 percent from the same month last year. Total visitor spending measured in nominal dollars was $1.51 billion, which was a 12.6 percent drop from April 2023 ....

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Thursday, May 30, 2024
Hawaii Highest Fast Food Prices in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:59 PM :: 1108 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, Cost of Living

... Hawaii emerges as the state with the highest average price for a medium cheese pizza, reaching $18.99 ....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024
UHERO: Hawai‘i gender pay gap largely driven by motherhood
By UHERO @ 3:39 AM :: 898 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

... In Hawaiʻi, mothers earn 74% of what fathers earn, while women without children make 99% of the income of men without children ....

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Hawaii 2nd Worst State for Renters
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 1183 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... What makes some states better than others for renters? ....

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Sunday, May 26, 2024
‘Deadly Cocktail’: Hawaii Still Reeling From Job Losses Four Years After The Pandemic
By Selected News Articles @ 6:53 PM :: 972 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... There are still around 27,800 fewer jobs in Hawaii than before the COVID-19 pandemic ....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Oahu unsheltered veterans reported in PIT 2024 likely underestimated by more than 100%
By Selected News Articles @ 6:07 PM :: 880 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... Count also finds 700+ empty shelter beds on Oahu ....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
UHERO Factbook: 80% of Hawaii Families Cannot Afford Mortgage
By UHERO @ 4:54 AM :: 956 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Twenty-eight percent of Hawaii residents spend more than 50% of their income on rent, and only 1-in-5 households can afford a median-priced home mortgage ....

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Friday, May 17, 2024
Census: Hawaii cities shrinking as state population decreases
By Selected News Articles @ 3:30 AM :: 1116 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii has lost over 41,000 people to domestic migration since 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
40% of Lahaina Burn Zone Survivors Face Difficulty Accessing Medical Care
By UHERO @ 2:54 PM :: 1050 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... More than four in ten people reported difficulties accessing medical care and medications, compared to about one in ten before the fires ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
How DHS Policy Change Drives Homeless Count UP, UP, UP
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 1317 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... Effective Feb 1, 2017, the Hawaii DHS mandated more square footage per shelter bed, thus reducing the profitibility of homeless shelters and reducing the number of beds available.  The obvious result of this policy change is before us ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Honolulu Highest Inflation in USA
By Wallet Hub @ 5:44 PM :: 1228 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... WalletHub compared 23 major MSAs (Metropolitan Statistical Areas) ....

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Saturday, May 11, 2024
How Long $2 Million Will Last in Retirement in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 1905 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... the average salary in the Aloha State is $61,420, or $23.35 an hour, putting it behind 16 other states whose average employees earn more ....

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Hawaii 2nd-Worst State to be a Cop
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 1572 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

... Hawaii has the lowest training requirements in the USA ....

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Thursday, May 2, 2024
Hawaii Worst State for Nurses
By Wallet Hub @ 12:00 PM :: 1484 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Hawaii ranks 47th in health care facilities per capita ....

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Thursday, May 2, 2024
Hawaii Least Drug Problem in USA
By Wallet Hub @ 5:24 AM :: 1389 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... but Hawaii has the 5th-highest proportion of teenagers offered drugs on school grounds ....

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Tourist Spending and Arrivals Down for March
By News Release @ 7:37 PM :: 1077 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... There were 855,537 visitors to the Hawaiian Islands in March 2024, down 5.0 percent from a year ago. Total visitor spending measured in nominal dollars was $1.76 billion, which was a drop of 4.2 percent compared to March 2023 ....

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Hawaii AG releases firearm registration statistics
By News Release @ 7:08 PM :: 1378 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment, Drugs

... 2.2% were denied due to one or more disqualifying factors ....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Unclaimed: Over $15 million in Tax Credits for Low Income Households
By UHERO @ 6:01 PM :: 1126 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

... over one third—or $15.3 million—went unclaimed ....

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Monday, April 29, 2024
These Are the 10 Worst Places To Retire in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 11:19 PM :: 1921 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... From expensive housing to pricey food and utility costs, you should plan on boosting your budget if you intend to retire in Hawaii ....

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Monday, April 29, 2024
Hawaii 3rd Best State for 'Fiscal Transparency'
By News Release @ 10:58 PM :: 1162 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

... but Hawaii gets only 6 of 15 points possible for ‘Include a net position not distorted by misleading and confusing deferred items.’ ....

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Friday, April 26, 2024
UH breaks extramural funding record in FY2024, on track for $550M
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 1122 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... the third consecutive year that UH has topped half a billion dollars in extramural funding ....

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Hawaii's Best Cities to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 1096 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... Hilo is #1 ....

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Here’s the Salary a Person Needs To Be Considered Middle Class in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 AM :: 1935 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

“...housing is the biggest income-eater....”

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Small Business Economic Trends: How does Hawaii Compare?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:48 AM :: 912 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... the gold standard measurement of the Main Street economy ....

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Monday, April 15, 2024
Homicide up 175% in Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 4:59 AM :: 1778 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Police

... 11 homicides in Honolulu as of March 31 ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Study STR economic impact before banning them
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:34 PM :: 2095 Views :: Hawaii County , Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism

“...30% respondents reported that if there was not a home and vacation rental option during their recent stay in Hawaii, they would not have made the trip....”

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Study: Honolulu Is the City with the Highest Inflation Problem
By Selected News Articles @ 5:39 PM :: 1272 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... inflation 4.8% year over year for urban Honolulu ....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Prices in Hawaii are Ridiculous: 7 Things that Cost Way More
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 2559 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Groceries, Gas, Electricity, Housing, Taxes, and more ....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 41st--Will Legislature Send Tax Cuts to Governor?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 PM :: 2143 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

... Gov. Josh Green addressed the tax and migration issues in his policy brief issued last month. One of his solutions is indexing the state's income tax for inflation, he said ....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Hawaii 2nd Highest State Tax Burden
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 PM :: 1771 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Overall Tax Burden 11.80% ....

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Monday, April 1, 2024
Salary Needed for family of Four to Live Comfortably in Honolulu -- $299K
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 PM :: 1962 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Total salary needed for two working adults with two children $299,520 ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Tourism Arrivals and Spending Down
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 1567 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... February 2024 average daily census of 236,008 is a decline from 2023 ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Hawaii #1 for Jaywalking Tickets
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:03 AM :: 1578 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii hands out an average of 5,000 jaywalking tickets per year, the highest per capita in the nation, but that has done virtually nothing to promote pedestrian safety ....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Exodus to Mainland: State Loses $185M Tax Revenue
By News Release @ 6:39 PM :: 1752 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

... outmigration since 2020 has resulted in the loss of $185 million in general excise taxes and state income taxes, or approximately $61.8 million per year ....

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Saturday, March 23, 2024
Hawaii has the Most Long-Tenured Homeowners in the US
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 1688 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics

... 36% of Hawaii’s homeowner population has lived in its current residence for at least 24 years ....

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Friday, March 22, 2024
States Adding the Most Mortgage Debt -- Hawaii Ranks 3rd
By News Release @ 3:32 AM :: 1573 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... The average mortgage balance in Hawaii was $366,362 in Q4 2023 ....

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Friday, March 22, 2024
Hawaii -- Most Affordable State For Healthcare
By Selected News Articles @ 3:16 AM :: 1752 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Hawaii boasts the lowest percentages and costs in several key metrics ....

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Thursday, March 21, 2024
Mortgage Delinquencies Spike After Lahaina Fires
By UHERO @ 6:38 PM :: 1569 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics

... In total, 296 mortgages have been delinquent sometime in the period between August and November 2023; only 17 of which had already been delinquent in July 2023 prior to the fires .....

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