This list is a joke lol. I lived in Hawaii for many years and was far from considered an “outsider.” My community embraced me and always made me feel welcome. Sounds like the author just had a terrible personal experience but okay.
This is merely a list of why you should not move to Honolulu! Hawaiia is compromised of other island choices than just Oahu! Everything on this list is basically the opposite on big Island. People are sweet, minimal traffic, plenty of space, lots of road trips and weekend adventures. Not a fair list at all
Your issue is with WordPress and its “Akismet” spam-detecting software. As you can tell by the many comments negative and positive comments posted here, I generally speaking will repost most comments but not all. Your email address was flagged as spam and your comments were blocked – not by me. I happened to catch this one.
I make $100k is that enough
.from CA.. I’ve noticed the cost of most things and they are pretty much similar if not almost the same. But there are hidden gems around Oahu where you don’t need to spend big
Watch the video on my YouTube channel: can you afford it and is it worth it. It’s also linked off the homepage
I don’t think I will be moving to Hawaii. I was happy read all of the reasons why I shouldn’t move here and I agree. There is racism in every culture and white people certainly didn’t create the concept. There has always been power in population. Every population of culture has racist tendencies. I am thankful to visit and enjoy the scene and people but that’s it. I will close and just say that I am white and what I see is world wide culture on the islands. It’s too expensive because Hawaiis economy relies on the rest of the world to survive including the mainland.
You’re making me le back this week from a week vacation. Everything you said I felt would have said in your exact words! Excellent description you did. I was in the Navy stationed at Pearl Harbor in the 70’s so I wanted to go back. There was not a single store that the prices were cheap. Buy 5 items at the grocery store and it could cost you $100. The place is beautiful. There was a huge homeless population more than the San Francisco Bay Area where I live I was shocked. It also appeared there were hundreds of empty hirise buildings. I could see people working 2-3 jobs to support their families. I forgot how big Honolulu is probably about the size of Los Angeles. Vacation come and go yes. Live there no. I believe prices are high to make up for less sales. I still liked my vacation.
We are considering “semi-retiring” in Hawaii in the future, also with my 19 year-old-son who is starting his professional life. Some things on the list do not worry me. I am a naturalized American citizen, born in Brazil. So I am used to being an immigrant, enjoying diversity and respecting the place’s way of life. My husband is American and my son was born here, but we lived for 7 years in Rio and he loves diversity, we call his group of friends the UN.
The people seemed nicer than the Bay Area and the drivers much more polite
But some things do make me worry, like health care, and affordability. Also tsunamis and earthquakes. I am used to hurricanes in FL, where we know beforehand and leave if needed.