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"You must be living in a trailer park"
You must be living in a trailer park - 3/6/2012||
Whoever calculated the cost of living being 74% more than the USA lives at home with mom and dad or added up the percentage of everything being 20% higher. I am originally from the Chicagoland area and from what I saw during my research of the islands is that the rental properties run about 20% higher and that was looking at very nice accommodations. Food varies and in any area where it has to be shipped in, it's going to cost more. I can have my own food shipped for cheaper as it is a major shipping lane and if you make a deal with someone that ships cars to the island for $1000, I'm sure he can load a large box of the items you miss on the mainland every month for a flat fee. It's all about adapting. You can actually get by without a car (so bye bye gas & insurance or get a scooter), it's only an hour across the island of Oahu in a car if you do need one, and as for the temperature, it never breaks 100 and never gets really low making it for moderate temperatures without the need for a/c all day every day unless you're a fatty and need it on 24/7. I can see why someone living the normal fast lane life here would have trouble adapting but as for me and most of the population, I'm sure it'd be the life in a paradise.
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