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Old 07-31-2013, 12:11 AM
 
Location: mainland but born oahu
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Mahalo viper.

I know that this has nothing to do with if Hawai'i is liberal or not etc, but i have kind of gone on this Hawai'i is the first to do etc. So here is an interesting but not shocking.

Hawaii becomes first state with $4 gas average
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Kahala
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We are pretty lucky on gas prices as we are so isolated. Our gas prices are the same in Honolulu as Chicago right now. Fortunately we don't have to deal with summer versus winter blend transitions which often impact California and spike their prices.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:26 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the Kona coffee fields
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$ 4.60 for regular in Kona yesterday...Molokai must be approaching the $5 mark.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Kahala
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4.25 in Honolulu
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Hawaii-Puna District
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$4.35 in Pahoa - and has not gone up or down for a couple of months.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:23 PM
 
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Please don't mind me asking this kinda stupid question, but how much is your states min wage?
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Kahala
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7.25
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:48 PM
 
Location: mainland but born oahu
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Thats a mugging, anyone call 911? To pay almost an hr of work for a gallon of gas is lolo!

Ya if one of the reason Hawai'i is so expensive is that the wages haven't caught up with cost of living? And i assume what jobs are more available are min wage paying jobs? Then someone is being greedy and taking advantage of you.

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Old 07-31-2013, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Hawaii-Puna District
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Thats a mugging, anyone call 911? To pay almost an hr of work for a gallon of gas is lolo!

Ya if one of the reason Hawai'i is so expensive is that the wages haven't caught up with cost of living? And i assume what jobs are more available are min wage paying jobs? Then someone is being greedy and taking advantage of you.
Despite the minimum wage rate seeming to be low - there are very few jobs available for that amount.
Employers tend to pay more as they can't get people to work otherwise. The market has taken care of that.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:51 PM
 
Location: mainland but born oahu
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Despite the minimum wage rate seeming to be low - there are very few jobs available for that amount.
Employers tend to pay more as they can't get people to work otherwise. The market has taken care of that.
Good to know then. Because i always thought that the reason for why Hawai'i was so expensive was because of what i said earlier.
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