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Thinking about selling everything I own and moving to Hawaii


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#25 Happy Panther

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

I lived on an expensive tropical island for 6 years. (And Carmel for 2 coincidentally. Carmel is not SoCal and is pretty expensive but doable. More for the older wine drinking crowd if you ask me)

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.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

Costa Rica or Puerto Rico....think of all the slutty American tourists you can bang...and then never have to see again!!??

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

You can never run away from life.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

Way to kill the mood, Dad

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

I wouldn't go to Honolulu because it really is nothing special compared to coastal spots in the continental US. Maybe Maui but I've been there 3 times and would run out of things to do if I was living there. Also, it is expensive as hell.

Costa Rica and Nicaragua are good options imo.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

I'm familiar with islands and I would feel uncomfortable going to a non English speaking country.

Australia?

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.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:16 PM

Dont come out here without a job and dont sell your things just yet.

You can rent a room for $600 a month and get by. But the job part is going to be the hardest part. Either have one when you come out here or have plenty of money to live here a month without one.

Moved out here a year ago had the job already and 3 days paid by the company hotel. While it is somewhat expensive it isnt bad. houisng is expensive, milk eggs and gas are expensive and eating out is expensive. The rest isnt bad price wise.

Good part of Hawaii is the weather bad parts is to many people,rent and if you want to go anywhere is cost money. Plus the traffic worse traffic jams in the US.

So if you just want a change I wouldnt suggest it, there is cheaper places to live.

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You live in Socal? Tickets will cost you $500. Not as bad as living on the east coast and coming out here.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

Also forgot to add most people that move out here leave in 6 months because they cant handle being this far away or they just dont like it. You can only go to the beach so many times.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

Traffic jams Squirrell?
Honolulu yeah it's like driving into LA and would not go there by choice.
Maui, Kauii everywhere else i've been the only problems I've hit are the tourists driving too slow. Hence the minimum speed limit signs.

Personally would have no problem retiring in Hawaii, it's on the list of possible destianations.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

I take it that you have been to HI. As hope it works out well for you my friend. As I have friends that are trying to sell everything to move to being missionaries to the Philippines. So they can relate to you all.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

Traffic jams Squirrell?
Honolulu yeah it's like driving into LA and would not go there by choice.
Maui, Kauii everywhere else i've been the only problems I've hit are the tourists driving too slow. Hence the minimum speed limit signs.

Personally would have no problem retiring in Hawaii, it's on the list of possible destianations.


Yeah was just talking about Oahu. My pan is to buy a piece of land on the other islands and build something there. Longterm plan will be about 10 years before I have it all done.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:18 PM

This isn't a joke thread. This a thought I've been pondering for sometime but it's very hard to discuss pros and cons with anyone because I don't want to let my friends/family know that's what I'm up to.

Don't get me wrong, I love where I live right now, but I've had a lot of personal and living arrangement issues recently and it's all becoming very hard to afford a comfortable life.

So what do you guys think? Would this be a dumb move? I'm still very young and haven't chosen a career path. I just really feel like getting away and living a different life for a while.


If you are having trouble affording a comfortable life where you are, moving to Hawai might not be the answer.

They have a lot of poverty there and it is crazy expensive. My sister lives there and she could not believe how expensive it was.....her husband is a Colonel and pilot in the Air Force.