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Thinking about selling everything I own and moving to Hawaii

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carmel and monterrey are stupid expensive...I'd go to Portland

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Well I would too but it's not very much like Hawaii.

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Someone mentioned The Keys...same type weather and I'd guess it'd be cheaper??? maybe??

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Portland is somewhere I've always wanted to visit, but I don't know if I'd get sick of it. And I'm a huge ocean man so that's why Hawaii is another plus.

The keys could be cool but with my luck Katrina 2.0 will come and wash me and my shack to sea.

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You should try swimming there.

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that's the good thing about hurricanes...you know way ahead of time to gtfo....and hopefully, you have insurance on your shack

do it! You're young..you have no kids..

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Thanks MPF

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I moved to South Carolina with pretty much only what I could carry in my car.

The drive to Hawaii might be tougher though :unsure:

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I've thought of this many times myself...but never Hawai...way too many fugen Americans there!!!

I think somewhere in the Phillipines or something like that...you can pretty much buy your own island for about 3 bucks and live really really cheap.

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Aruba...

Costa Rica, Panama or Nicaragua

Ive done what you are thinking but never to an exotic island. Thats next.

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Spent a week in Kauai once. It was very beautiful. Milk costs an ass load though.

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Let's assume you make 45k in Los Angeles, in order to have a similar comfortable life style you would have to make $57k in Honolulu.

Groceries is 45% more

Housing is 28% more

Utilities is 44% more

Transportation is 16% more

Health Care is 12% more

You're better off staying put or move to San Diego. If you really want to move where COL is cheaper, move to Portland or Seattle where Cost of Living is 34% less than LA.

Whatever you do, make a sound decision and not on impulse.

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