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Living Hawaii: Honolulu Is the Nation’s Most Expensive City for Singles Flickr: RambergMediaImages

Living Hawaii: Honolulu Is the Nation’s Most Expensive City for Singles

By any measure, the state capital is one America's priciest cities, but it is particularly bad for people who are solo.
Living Hawaii: Can We Un-corner Markets in Our Over-Priced State? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Can We Un-corner Markets in Our Over-Priced State?

Could economic disruption reach some of Hawaii's most prominent companies and lower our cost of living in the islands?

Living Hawaii: Why Are Honolulu Rents Getting More Expensive?

Living Hawaii: Why Are Honolulu Rents Getting More Expensive?

Housing costs — the greatest expense in most people's lives — are poised to continue their rise in the coming years. What's true on the mainland may be even more true in the islands.
Living Hawaii: Elevating the Discussion About Tiny Homes and Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Elevating the Discussion About Tiny Homes and Housing

A simple but innovative housing concept could help respond to a key component of Hawaii’s high cost of living.
Living Hawaii: Many Residents Are Leaving High-Priced Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Many Residents Are Leaving High-Priced Honolulu

Like the state, the capital’s population is increasing, but that doesn’t mean the high cost of living isn't driving lots of people out.
Living Hawaii: The Nation’s Worst Place to Earn a Living Flickr.com

Living Hawaii: The Nation’s Worst Place to Earn a Living

The cost of housing, as well as salaries that don’t keep up, drag Hawaii down in a national ranking.
Living Hawaii: Bridging the Space Between Islands Could Lower Costs Flickr: Bill Sodeman

Living Hawaii: Bridging the Space Between Islands Could Lower Costs

An interisland ferry system and kamaaina discounts on air travel could stimulate economic activity, create jobs and lower prices — especially on the neighbor islands.
Living Hawaii: How Military Policies Drive Up Rents on Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: How Military Policies Drive Up Rents on Oahu

Service members who live off the base enjoy housing allowances that surpass fair market rental prices. That, real estate analysts say, helps push up rents.
The $1 Billion Research Plan Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The $1 Billion Research Plan

A new report offers a road map aimed at helping Hawaii to build a more vibrant, innovative economy.