The cost of living in Hawaii is a popular topic when considering moving to the big island. Living and Retiring in Hawaii: The 50th State in the 21st Century, discusses how a monthly budget of $2,500 or $30,000 annually works for a family of two in Honolulu.
"The 'high cost of living in Hawaii' is like most things here: true for some and a myth for others. For us, it's a myth." says H. Skip Thomsen in Affordable Paradise: The Secrets of an Affordable Life in Hawaii. We believe that both of these books have accurate and reliable information about the cost of living in Hawaii.
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While Living and Retiring in Hawaii: The 50th State in the 21st Century emphasizes the expenses of moving and living in Hawaii, we like Affordable Paradise: The Secrets of an Affordable Life in Hawaii for the details on the various subdivisions of the big island and describes many locations. The place names can be very confusing - district names, area names, city name, subdivision names are bewildering to newcomers.
Map of Big Island, Hawai'i
East Hawaii consists of (from top to bottom of map):
Waimea, Hamakua Coast,
Hilo, Puna districts
West Hawaii consists of (from top to bottom of map): Kohala peninsula, Kailua-Kona, South Kona, Kau districts
2007 Cost of Living in Hawaii: expenses for retired couple in East Hawaii, Big Island
|Umbrella Liab Insurance||$402||1%|
|Repairs and maintenance||$50||$600||2%|
|Farm, sheep, plants||$25||$300||1%|
|Totals All Categories||$2,614||$34,973||100%|