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Monday, December 27, 2021
Retire in Hawaii: Got $1.48M?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:47 PM :: 2727 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Goods and services in the state are 19.3% more expensive than they are on average nationwide, and the average 65 year old should plan on spending $1,481,336 throughout retirement, nearly $361,000 more than the national average .... 

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Honolulu: Largest percentage of homes with inadequate kitchens
By Selected News Articles @ 11:00 AM :: 2378 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... 2021’s Neediest Cities ....

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Monday, December 20, 2021
'Affordable Connectivity Program' to Subsidize Broadband for 100,000 in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 2347 Views :: Education K-12, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... ACP provides up to $30 a month off internet service bills ....

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Friday, December 17, 2021
Honolulu most expensive car rental destination for Christmas
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 2588 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, Cost of Living

... Honolulu travelers spend a minimum of $754 for a rental car Christmas week ....

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
City Sends 2022 Real Property Assessments -- Average Increase 11.6%
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 2885 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes, Cost of Living

... big fat property tax bills coming next ....

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
How Much Do You Need To Be ‘Rich’ in Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:00 PM :: 2707 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... The minimum income to be in the top 5% in Hawaii is $150,863; that is second only to California among West Coast states ....

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Friday, November 26, 2021
How Much Does the Jones Act Cost Hawaii Consumers?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:39 PM :: 2957 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

... Honolulu Walmart prices were on average 14% higher than in LA ....

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
7,000 Legal Vacation Rentals on Maui in Jeopardy
By Video @ 4:19 PM :: 3461 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Tourism, Cost of Living

... a Maui County Council proposal that aspires to create more housing on Maui by phasing out about 7,000 vacation rentals ....

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Sunday, November 7, 2021
Hawaii: Highest Cost of Moving up to Home Ownership
By Selected News Articles @ 12:26 AM :: 2623 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... The cost of moving up in Hawaii is 84.9% higher than the national average ....

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Saturday, November 6, 2021
Rolling Blackouts Coming: HECO Doubles Down on Promise to Close Coal Plant
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 3118 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... Hawaiian Electric sets goal of 70% carbon reduction by 2030, envisions zero emissions by 2045 ....

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Friday, November 5, 2021
HECO Suddenly Agrees to 39% Reduction in Cost of Electricity Bought from Kalaeloa Partners
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 2412 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

... charge being reduced to $100/kilowatts (kW) per year for the full 208 MW, as compared to $164.35/kW per year for the first 180 MW ....

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Poll: Most Support More Land for Housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:04 PM :: 2146 Views :: Land Use, Cost of Living

“Currently, about 5% of all land in Hawaii is allocated for urban and residential use. Would you support increasing that amount by maybe 1 or 2 percentage points to 6% or 7%?”

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Saturday, October 23, 2021
City to hold hearings on new affordable housing rules
By News Release @ 2:09 PM :: 2214 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

... DPP will hold two public hearings to gather community input on the newly proposed measures ....

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Friday, October 22, 2021
A+ Fees to Increase 67%
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 2529 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes, Cost of Living

... Monthly fees for A+ programming will be increasing from $120 to $200 ....

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Friday, October 22, 2021
UHERO Looks at Maui County Plan to Impose $1.17B Tax Hike on Housing
By UHERO @ 2:42 AM :: 2485 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Cost of Living

... How to build affordable housing?  Impose a $1.169 billion tax on housing.  Clue: 'Boondoggle' ....

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Monday, October 18, 2021
‘OahuJoe’ TikTok video on Hawaii housing draws more than a million views
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:21 AM :: 3360 Views :: Cost of Living

... In just 13 seconds, Joe Kent of the Grassroot Institute explains why relatively modest homes in Hawaii are so darn expensive ....

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Thursday, October 14, 2021
Most Hawaii residents want lower taxes, new survey shows
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:14 AM :: 1959 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... A professional poll of almost 1,000 people throughout the islands suggests lawmakers are ignoring what their constituents really want ....

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Friday, October 8, 2021
Are the COVID-related ocean shipping capacity shortages impacting Hawaii?
By Michael Hansen @ 9:26 PM :: 2746 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... cargo freight rates, Eastbound and Trans-Pacific, have gone from around $2,000-$2,500 up to $4,500 for a 40-foot dry standard box ....

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Sunday, September 26, 2021
Best States for Teachers? Hawaii Ranks 44th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:54 AM :: 3230 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

... Earlier in 2021, teachers in many schools across the U.S. had to provide online-only instruction to students...a massive number of students experienced significant learning loss ....

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Zombie power plant refuses to die
By Video @ 2:50 AM :: 2886 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

... Who's who and What with Hu Honua ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
46% Rate Hike: Audit Exposes Young Bros Fraudulent Accounting Tricks
By Andrew Walden @ 11:53 PM :: 3951 Views :: Jones Act, Labor, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... Saltchuk and Foss transferring expenses to YBs books makes YB seem less profitable, thereby fraudulently ‘justifying’ PUC rate hikes ....

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Hawaii has Cheapest Auto Insurance Premiums
By Selected News Articles @ 4:26 AM :: 2246 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... In Hawaii, the average auto insurance premium comes in at just $1,096 ....

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Saturday, September 11, 2021
Hawaii most expensive state to raise children
By Selected News Articles @ 4:25 AM :: 2839 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Parents in Hawaii may spend the most on bringing up their children with an estimated total cost of $281,597 to support a kid’s basic needs for 18 years ....

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Saturday, August 28, 2021
Hawaiʻi graduates among nation's best on student debt
By News Release @ 5:38 PM :: 2609 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Cost of Living

... Hawaiʻi college graduates are among the least likely to leave school with debt. And for those who do graduate with debt, they owe among the least in the country ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Hawaii: Highest Food Costs in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:21 AM :: 2541 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii Households spend the most dollars on food according to a LendingTree study ....

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
Honolulu 2nd Least Pet-Friendly City
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 2301 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... veterinary care costs highest in USA ....

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Saturday, July 31, 2021
Hey, people are still leaving Hawaii because of taxes and overregulation
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:26 PM :: 2184 Views :: Cost of Living

... We hear almost every day from Hawaii residents who are thinking of leaving, or from former Hawaii residents who already have left ....

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
Maui County accepting applications for First-Time Homebuyer's Down Payment Assistance Program
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 2100 Views :: Maui County, Cost of Living

... up to 5 percent of the home purchase price, not to exceed $30,000 ....

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
$34M rate hike to pay rich people to get discount solar battery program
By News Release @ 4:33 PM :: 3204 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... “This is exciting,” said Rocky Mould, executive director of the Hawaii Solar Energy Association ....

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Sunday, July 18, 2021
Shoring Up Water Transportation
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 3243 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business, Cost of Living

... On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued the “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy.”  There wasn’t much media coverage ....

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Thursday, July 15, 2021
It's not a mystery why so many people have been leaving the Aloha State
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:28 PM :: 4803 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Over the past four years, Hawaii’s population has declined by more than 22,000 people, equaling the third-fastest population decline per capita in the entire nation ....

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Thursday, July 8, 2021
Hawaii Energy: Highest Cost, Lowest Usage
By Selected News Articles @ 10:56 PM :: 2995 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... 2021’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States ....

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Thursday, July 8, 2021
First Time Homebuyer? Honolulu Among Worst in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 10:30 PM :: 3043 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Honolulu ranks 269th out of 300 ....

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Friday, June 25, 2021
Aloha too often means goodbye
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:58 PM :: 2339 Views :: Cost of Living

... I’ve watched my children leave for the mainland to start college or their careers. And I know there’s a good chance they won’t be coming back, except for short visits ....

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Thursday, June 24, 2021
Hawaiian Electric to auto-enroll past due accounts in 12-month payment plan to avoid disconnection
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 2646 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... First installment appears in July bills ....

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Homeownership for Hawaiians Requires Big Thinking!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:27 PM :: 3050 Views :: DHHL, OHA, Cost of Living

... The median price of a home on Oʻahu has just reached $950,000 ....

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Friday, May 28, 2021
Affordable Housing Income Limit Drops to 'Only' $120K/yr for Family of Four
By News Release @ 11:47 PM :: 2134 Views :: Cost of Living

... the income limit for a household of four at the median level (100 percent) in 2021 is $120,800, down from last year’s $125,850. The maximum monthly rent for this household is $2,720 for a two-bedroom unit, according to DPP calculations, down from last year’s maximum rent of $2,975 ....

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Friday, May 21, 2021
Hawaii Is Replacing Its Last Coal Plant With a ‘Giant Battery’—Powered by Oil
By Selected News Articles @ 8:13 PM :: 4386 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

... The revelation that the Kapolei Energy Storage Facility will be powered with oil caused an uproar at a recent meeting, but the project is slated to continue ....

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Friday, May 21, 2021
Successful program audit helps Maui County consumers maintain low flood insurance rates
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 2214 Views :: Maui County, Cost of Living

... Maui County policyholders save an estimated $1.4 million annually ....

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Friday, May 14, 2021
Everyone wants affordable housing
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:38 PM :: 2811 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

... We want a Hawaii where everyone who wants to buy a home can buy one in their price range ....

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
Stung by PUC, HECO Releases 'Customer Energy Resources Strategy'
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 2807 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

"... to increase rooftop solar and similar customer energy resources to the scale needed to reach the state’s clean energy benchmarks ...."

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The affordable housing trap - Mandates can't create more housing
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:16 PM :: 2906 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

... why housing prices have soared statewide and why affordability mandates won’t have the desired results ....

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Saturday, May 8, 2021
Mayor Victorino Bill 10 Veto Upheld, Saves Affordable Housing
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 5653 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

"... In theory, Bill 10 would require more affordable housing to be built, but in reality, history has shown that such additional restrictions have the opposite effect ....”

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Friday, April 30, 2021
Maui, Kona Rental Car Rates Top $900/wk
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 4036 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Tourism, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... Kahului, Hawaii, is the most expensive U.S. destination in which to rent a car this spring ....

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Red tape hurts Maui housing
By Video @ 6:06 AM :: 3300 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

... Maui County Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura discusses with Grassroot Institute president Keli’i Akina the detrimental impact such a well-intentioned but wrong-headed policy might have on affordable housing ....

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Friday, April 23, 2021
How high housing prices are encouraging residents to leave Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:57 AM :: 3639 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... How to make housing affordable and help stop the exodus .... 

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Friday, April 23, 2021
FEMA Rate Hike Socks 87% of Hawaii Flood Insurance Policyholders
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 3044 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Under FEMA's Risk Rating 2.0 system, the cost of flood insurance will increase ....

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Hawaii most expensive state for energy bills
By News Release @ 9:09 PM :: 3129 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... the average monthly energy bill comes to $321 ....

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Hawaii ​Most Expensive State for Household Bills
By Selected News Articles @ 7:56 PM :: 2955 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... The cost of bills in Hawaii totals an average of $2,731 per month, 44.6% higher than the national average ....

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Monday, April 19, 2021
Hawaii Highest Electric Rates in USA
By News Release @ 9:54 PM :: 3427 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

“...When the government inserts itself into markets, taxpayers often foot the bill....”

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