The cost of living in Hawaii is generally higher than in many other parts of the United States, due in part to the fact that most goods and services have to be imported and shipping costs are on the rise! Housing, in particular, can be quite expensive, with median home prices in some areas exceeding $1 million. That's not to say that you can not find a home between $300,000 - $600,000 and even lower, but it depends on which part of the island you want to live. Additionally, food, gasoline, and utilities can also be more expensive than on the mainland. I recently stopped for a gallon of milk at a local store and paid $12.79.
That being said, Hawaii also offers a high quality of life with its beautiful natural scenery, diverse culture, and pleasant weather year-round. Down south our average temperatures are between 65 and 85 all year round due to our elevation.
If you're considering moving to Hawaii, it's important to research the different climate zones on the island. Contact us for a map of climate zones to help you as you look for property. Do not forget to consider factors such as job opportunities and transportation. You may also want to consider access to healthcare and education, as these can also vary depending on the location.
Overall, while Hawaii can be more expensive than other places to live, many people find the benefits of living in this unique and beautiful state to be well worth the cost. Call Teena at 808-400-0643 and let us help you find your perfect piece of paradise!