Hawaii Was Recently Named The Priciest State And Here’s What That Means
Whether you call Hawaii home or are planning a vacation to the Aloha State, you are painfully aware of one fact: the Hawaiian Islands are expensive. From food and gas to housing, utilities, and various consumable goods, the cost of living — or vacationing — in Hawaii is astronomical.
In fact, just a few months ago, Hawaii was named the priciest state in America in a study conducted by CNBC as part of their annual “America’s Top States for Business” (Hawaii was No. 47 on that list). While this doesn’t shock anyone who actually calls Hawaii home, we’re also not necessarily excited about this “honor.” So, what makes Hawaii so expensive?
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
California, Massachusetts, New York, and Alaska round out the top five most expensive states in America.
Well, are you surprised by this recognition? If you need to reassure yourself that you’ve made an excellent decision in choosing to stay in
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
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