Thinking about selling everything I own and moving to Hawaii
Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:48 AM
The keys could be cool but with my luck Katrina 2.0 will come and wash me and my shack to sea.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:50 AM
do it! You're young..you have no kids..
Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:59 PM
The drive to Hawaii might be tougher though
Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:08 PM
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.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:11 PM
Costa Rica, Panama or Nicaragua
Ive done what you are thinking but never to an exotic island. Thats next.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:38 PM
Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:55 PM
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.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:58 PM
It's going to be painful to just move to Hawaii unless you have a decent job lined up. If you are just showing up on an island I might do Puerto Rico or something. Cheaper and plenty of expats there.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:07 PM
Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:40 PM
Costa Rica and Nicaragua are good options imo.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:00 PM
I'm familiar with islands and I would feel uncomfortable going to a non English speaking country.
Might be moving there myself in about 2 years. It's expensive too, but at least you have an entire continent. I think I'd feel too confined in a place like Hawaii.