has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, Denise is living in Kapolei, HI and has a little something to say:
My name is Denise. I am 26 years old. I'm born and raised here in Hawaii. I am hawaiian, samoan, caucasian, chinese, portuguese, Jewish and german. Looking to travel, move from here and explore the world.
Oahu Living Posted On: 8/20/2010 2:11:32 PM
I can't really compare Hawaii to any other state, as I've been born and raised here my whole life. I can tell you what I pay and what I do and you can judge for your self. Minimum wage here is $7.25/ hr. Tax is 4.167%. Average room for rent varies from city to city but averages from $600-$850. A 1 bdrm will cost you anywhere from $1000-$1500. I am in the service industry (highly profitable. I am a 26 yr old female (hawaiian). Cigarettes will cost you from $9-$10 a box. Gas is about $3.37 a gallon (varies). I prefer living in Honolulu, Kailua. Priciest neighborhoods are Hawaii Kai, Kahala, Diamond Head, Lanikai/ Kailua. Weather is fantasic. Perfect all year round. STILL have never seen snow personally. People here are friendly, but then againI am a local. Some people may argue the racism (locals to non-locals; not necessarily due to race) here in Hawaii horrible and I believe some people haven't necessarily had the best experience here (which is too bad). If you have any questions, I will answer them honestly and thoroughly. :)