In A More Affordable Paradise: Hawaii Is Dead, Long Live Hawaii!Deputy Editor Eric Pape told the story of Mark Heilbron, who got fed up with Hawaii’s high cost of living and decided to seek out a new tropical home, settling on Panama.

The story is part of Civil Beat’s Connections section, where in one thread people are writing their own stories about how the cost of living is affecting them.

Back on Oahu on Friday, Heilbron sat down with Pape and Pod Squad host Chad Blair to talk why he decided to make the move late last year and how it’s working out.

Hit the play button to hear the discussion or subscribe to the Civil Beat Pod Squad on iTunes or Stitcher.

Have a story to tell about your experience with Hawaii’s cost of living?  Share your story on Connections: Living Hawaii.

Mark Heilbron

Living in Panama, Mark Heilbron gets his oranges and the rest of his regionally grown food at prices that are unimaginable in Hawaii.

Courtesy of Mark Heilbron

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