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Old 07-26-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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once again looking to relocate, very open minded to where, any feedback would be great!
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:24 PM
 
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How about somewhere in South America? Nice beaches, great culture, and cheap!
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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It is very nice and charming place .
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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If you can find a job that matches whatever job skillset you have, it will pay about 20%-40% less than a job on the mainland doing the exact same thing. It will cost anywhere from 15% to 75% more to live here than where you do now, depending on where you are starting from. So it is expensive. If you can get over that hurdle, the next will be the level of education you want your children to have. If you don't mind filling in some of their education yourself and not rely on the state school system to do all their education then, yes, Hawaii can be a good place to raise a family. Another possible drawback is the lack of extended family to help you raise your family. Unless you can talk some of your relatives into moving over also.

On the positive side is great natural beauty and lovely weather.
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:09 AM
 
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It can be if you have enough money. Cost of living very high. Oahu much more manageable. Neighbor islands, forget it.
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:32 AM
 
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[quote=hotzcatz;15212945]If you can find a job that matches whatever job skillset you have, it will pay about 20%-40% less than a job on the mainland doing the exact same thing. QUOTE]

Some jobs pay more in Hawaii than certain cities on the mainland. The mainland is huge. But at the end of the day, the cost of living in Hawaii will be higher than most, but not all, of the mainland.
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:35 AM
 
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It can be if you have enough money. Cost of living very high. Oahu much more manageable. Neighbor islands, forget it.
Big Island is cheaper than Oahu. But if you can't find a decent paying job or any job on the Big Island, then the cheaper prices are irrelevant.
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:18 AM
 
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It can be if you have enough money. Cost of living very high. Oahu much more manageable. Neighbor islands, forget it.

Funny... my family and I live on Maui and are quite comfortable :-)

But yes, try to find a good job. We already have enough starving artists/hippies/surfers-trying-to-find-themselves that make Cali look like a Deep Southern state!
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:00 AM
 
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We've lived on Oahu 18 months know and have a 9 and 6 year-old. We're going to decide by the end of this school year whether to make Hawaii our long-term home or head back to the mainland. We love living here. Kids love it. Love the climate, culture, people, natural beauty, ocean activities, more relaxed atmosphere, etc. The big negatives that are making us consider moving back are cost of living and schools. Housing is ridiculous and private schools are very expensive.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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LSLBlues - if you wouldn't mind sharing, are your children currently enrolled in public or private schools? Are you happy with the education they are receiving? Thanks!
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