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Friday, January 24, 2020
State of the State: Right diagnosis, wrong prescription
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 PM :: 3439 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...What ails Hawaii is too much government and too much spending. The last thing we need is more of the same....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Cost of Living: Hawaii Per Capita Income 4th-Lowest in USA
By UHERO @ 8:07 PM :: 3391 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...after adjusting for Hawaii’s high prices, the purchasing power of income per person was the fourth lowest in the nation....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Full Text: State of the State Address
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 3040 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...the elephant in the room—the cost of living—got a little larger and harder to deal with each year....

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Friday, January 17, 2020
Hawaii Cost of Smoking $2.2M per Smoker
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 AM :: 3503 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Smoking doesn’t just ruin your health. It can also burn a nasty hole through your wallet....

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Thursday, January 16, 2020
DBEDT: Family of 4 Needs $80K for a frugal lifestyle--But only $67K on Big Island
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 3918 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii County had the lowest self-sufficiency income requirements among all counties....

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Sunday, January 12, 2020
What Really Is a Minimum Wage?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 4481 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

...the reasons for an ever-increasing “living wage” have been a second tier topic of discussion....

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Thursday, January 9, 2020
In Hawaii $100 Buys Only $84 Worth of Goods
By Video @ 6:30 PM :: 2962 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...video takes on Hawaii's high cost of living, with some quick examples, then some suggestions advising how to help fix it....

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Saturday, January 4, 2020
Hawaii 2nd-Worst State for Retirement
By Selected News Articles @ 2:06 AM :: 4630 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, Cost of Living

...ultimately, it comes down to how far do those retirement dollars go....

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Friday, January 3, 2020
Electric Rates Going Down: HECO, PGV Agree to Dump 'Avoided Cost' Scam
By News Release @ 12:37 PM :: 4454 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

...For years PGV had been paid on an 'avoided cost' basis, thus preventing consumers from enjoying the benefit of cheap geothermal energy.  This, in turn, makes overpriced wind and solar look good....

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Friday, January 3, 2020
How to Stop the Exodus
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:48 AM :: 3685 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...reject the idea that the “price of paradise” must inevitably be unreasonable....

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Thursday, January 2, 2020
Akina article in Wall Street Journal strikes a nerve
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:25 PM :: 4033 Views :: Cost of Living

...a commentary by Keli'i Akina published this past weekend by The Wall Street Journal generated hundreds of comments and was even picked up by the Drudge Report....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Exodus from Hawaii continued in fiscal 2019 
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:48 AM :: 3708 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii cites Hawaii's cost of living and lack of opportunities....

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Monday, December 30, 2019
DBEDT: Hawaii Losing 13,200 Civilians Per Year
By News Release @ 12:59 PM :: 3552 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The young adult and prime-working age population in ages 18-34 was the largest age group among migrants....

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Saturday, December 28, 2019
WSJ: Aloha Increasingly Means Goodbye Thanks to High Taxes
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:29 PM :: 6447 Views :: Jones Act, Land Use, Taxes, Cost of Living

...With an 11% top rate, many Hawaii residents are looking for two tickets out of paradise....

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Monday, December 23, 2019
Honolulu 3rd Most Expensive Homes Per Square Foot
By Selected News Articles @ 6:10 PM :: 4908 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Honolulu, HI – Ownership Cost per square foot -- $684.31....

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Sunday, December 22, 2019
Ninety-One Hours in a Work Week?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 3337 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii’s cost of living was 201.3 percent of, or double, the national average, with the primary problem being housing costs that punched in at a staggering 347.1 percent of the national average. Our grocery costs were at 160.8, utilities at 185.2, transportation at 135.7, and health care at 120.3 percent of the national average respectively....

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Saturday, December 21, 2019
UHERO: Hawaii economy enters soft patch
By UHERO @ 1:00 AM :: 4018 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The state’s population has been declining for the past three years, in part because of outward migration....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Ed Case Introduces Three Jones Act Reform Bills
By Ed Case @ 4:26 PM :: 5419 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...“My three bills aim directly at one of the key drivers of our astronomically high cost of living in Hawai‘i and other locations in our country that are not part of the continental U.S,” said Case....

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Monday, December 9, 2019
$100K Retirement Fund? In Hawaii it will be gone in 14 months
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 PM :: 3654 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii residents pay over $20,000 more per year than the second-most expensive state, California....

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Friday, December 6, 2019
Liberate Hawaii Homebuilding
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:28 PM :: 4375 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...smaller steps that could lead to big results....

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Thursday, December 5, 2019
Hawaii: 91 Hour Work Week to Live Comfortably
By Selected News Articles @ 5:58 PM :: 4279 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii is the single most difficult state for workers to get ahead, requiring $96.1K to enjoy a comfortable life and 91-hour workweeks to get there....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Cost of Care Survey 2019: Most Long Term Care Costs In Hawaii Decrease
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 3746 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...Annual Median Cost of Long Term Care Support Services for Hawaii....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Hawaii: 22.3% of Movers Leaving State
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 AM :: 5150 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2nd-highest in the USA....

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Sunday, November 17, 2019
$136K to live 'comfortably' in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 PM :: 3818 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii Median household income in 2018: $80,212....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Hawaii Counties Among Least Affordable Places for Renters
By Selected News Articles @ 1:40 AM :: 3590 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...We ranked 827 counties by the ratio of rent-to-income....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Hawaii Highest Mortgage Fees in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:33 AM :: 3605 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...and the lowest average interest rates....

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Saturday, November 2, 2019
Braving the cold to help Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:11 PM :: 2618 Views :: Cost of Living

...energy, housing and occupational licensing. The “best practice” policies we have been learning about here will help us address the economic and social challenges we all face in Hawaii....

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Friday, November 1, 2019
Hawaiians & the Economy: We're in The Same Boat as Everyone!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:46 PM :: 5588 Views :: DHHL, Economy, OHA, Cost of Living

...if we work to do good for all people of Hawai'i, we end up helping Hawaiians....

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Friday, October 25, 2019
Audio: High Cost of Living in a One-Party State
By Audio @ 1:29 AM :: 3099 Views :: Cost of Living

...We discuss the common issues of the Golden State and the Aloha State – affordable housing, high poverty, a pension crisis, and the high cost of living."....

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Monday, October 7, 2019
Housing Cost Puts Hawaii Among States With Worst Pay
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 3858 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living
...we calculated how many hours at the median hourly wage it took to afford the median one-bedroom apartment in each state....
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Sunday, October 6, 2019
If Housing Costs in Honolulu Are Bad Now…
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3943 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...the Honolulu City Council is considering Bill 25, which would add numerous energy conservation requirements for any residential dwelling that is new or remodeled....

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Friday, October 4, 2019
Ed Case: “I don’t accept ‘the price of paradise’”
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:18 PM :: 4296 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...he is considering a proposal that would leave the Jones Act in place but forbid shipping companies from charging a certain percentage above an established international shipping rate....

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Hawaii Public School Spending 16th Highest per Pupil
By Selected News Articles @ 12:05 AM :: 5744 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

...and teachers salaries are the lowest in USA when adjusted for cost of living....

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Sunday, September 22, 2019
Honolulu Monthly Cost of Living $9,632
By Selected News Articles @ 6:50 PM :: 3598 Views :: Cost of Living

...What It Actually Costs to Live in America’s Most Expensive Cities....

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Monday, September 9, 2019
Jones Act denies domestic ocean shipments of propane
By Michael Hansen @ 10:41 PM :: 6093 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...The situation with LPG carriers parallels that of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in that none of these ships exist in the Jones Act fleet....

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Monday, September 9, 2019
DLNR Hikes Small Boat Harbor Fees
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 4597 Views :: Small Business, Tourism, Cost of Living

... Fee increases for users of Hawai‘i small boat harbors and boating facilities will be implemented soon, after they were signed into law by Governor David Ige on August 13, 2019 ....

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Monday, September 9, 2019
Lahaina Injection Wells: Maui Mayor Scores Council for Refusing to Consider County's Settlement Offer
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 5106 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Cost of Living

...The effects of the Ninth Circuit Court’s expansion of the Clean Water Act on our already tight housing market could be severe....

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Friday, September 6, 2019
The cure for Hawaii’s doctor shortage
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:13 PM :: 4930 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...doctors can make 50 percent more if they work on the mainland instead of in Hawaii....

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Thursday, September 5, 2019
VIDEO: Hawaii residents are leaving the state in record numbers
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:40 PM :: 4595 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...video Hawaii residents are leaving the state in record numbers....

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Friday, August 30, 2019
How to give everybody a raise
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:32 PM :: 3120 Views :: Cost of Living

...Lowering the cost of living would make everyone’s pay go further, especially the less fortunate....

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Hawaii: $100 goes a lot further on Sister Isles
By Tax Foundation @ 6:45 PM :: 3627 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Metropolitan Area --Real Value of $100

  • 4th Lowest in USA -- Urban Honolulu, HI -- $80.19
  • Maui County $93.20
  • Kauai and Hawaii Counties – $99.50
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
HECO Demands $77.5M Rate Hike to Pay for More Useless 'Variable' Green Energy
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 5106 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

...Keep working three jobs so you can send money to Elon Musk....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Batteries: Hawaii Ratepayers Give the Most to Elon Musk
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 4635 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... Elon Musk needs money.  That's why he is a billionaire and its why you are paying higher electric rates ....

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Hawaii Millionaire Will Go Broke Faster Than Any Other State
By Selected News Articles @ 3:44 AM :: 4323 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...If you retire with $1 million in Hawaii, you’ll have less than a dozen years to ride out your savings....

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
For Hawaii, Cost of Dying is Like Cost of Living
By Selected News Articles @ 11:40 PM :: 5686 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Death in Hawaii is by far the priciest among all the states....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Hawaii: $100 Worth Only $84
By Tax Foundation @ 6:50 PM :: 4777 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... $100 is effectively worth the least in Hawaii ($84.39) ....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Hawaii 3rd-Lowest Percentage of Kids in PreSchool
By Selected News Articles @ 6:31 PM :: 6375 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Hawaii Child Care Costs More than College Tuition....

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Saturday, July 27, 2019
Hawaii Consumers Deepest in Debt--Not Counting Mortgages
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 4166 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii is No. 1 in the country when it comes to residents whose consumer debt, not including mortgages, outweighs their yearly salary....

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Sunday, July 21, 2019
Canada to ship containerized LNG to China instead of Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 4:16 AM :: 6267 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...The HECO LNG plans were abandoned after their proposed merger with NextEra Energy, Inc. was disapproved by the Hawaii State Public Utilities Commission....

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Saturday, July 13, 2019
Honolulu Among Worst Cities for First-Time Home Buyers
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 AM :: 4595 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...WalletHub compared 300 cities of varying sizes across 27 key indicators of market attractiveness, affordability and quality of life....

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