The Big Island Forum

Kona, Hawaii a Proud Supporter of KONAWEB!
To promote Your business, Click Here.
* Read Responses * Post a Response * Post a NEW Message * Return to the Forum *
* Previous Message * * Previous Response * * Next Response * * Next Message

I find Hawaii Cheaper Overall

Posted by Mark S2 on Tuesday, 4 April 2017, at 6:00 a.m.
Send an Email to →

In response to 140793: Retirement, posted by Jim L3 on Sunday, 2 April 2017, at 8:40 a.m.

I used to live in Atlanta where it seemed very cheap to live.

When considering Hawaii as a place to retire to, I ignored tax rates and income but rather looked at cost of living. For me it was going to be cheaper in Hawaii than Atlanta.

Here gas is more expensive, but in Atlanta I was spending $300 or more a month on electric and gas for heating and cooling. Water and sewage was expensive and my commute was an hour each way.

I don't use much in the way of air conditioning or heating. I wear only shorts, t-shirt and slippers (flip flops). I still have a few pair of jeans for field work.

I compared the cost of food and found some things cheaper here than Atlanta, however many items were more expensive. Still, Costco and Walmart help keep costs down.

I have a propane grill outdoors here which I never considered in Atlanta. Back there it was either too cold or too hot to grill outdoors.

My house back there was 5 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Here I have about 1600 sq ft house. I paid the same for both places but here was able to get more than 6 acres and back there less than an acre.

Because of the weather, I could be growing my own vegetables. I grow fruit and coffee.

   Δ Bottom Line
    Harry Pritikin -- Tuesday, 4 April 2017, at 6:29 p.m.
   Δ Bottom line
    Jane B -- Tuesday, 4 April 2017, at 7:29 p.m.
   Δ bottom line
    Jim MC50 -- Wednesday, 5 April 2017, at 7:06 a.m.
   Δ Expectations
    Diane H -- Wednesday, 5 April 2017, at 8:06 a.m.
   Δ A thought
    Mark S2 -- Thursday, 6 April 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
   Δ Much aloha Diane!
    Clare B -- Tuesday, 11 April 2017, at 4:01 p.m.

Respond to the Message Above:

Your Member Name:
Your Password:
*Sign up to post on the Forum*     *Click Here to post Restaurant Reviews*
If you have a paid link on KONAWEB, you may direct people to your link, in response to relevant posts.
Please remember the Forum are not to be used for advertising.


If you can't say something nice....

* Having Trouble Posting? *      *Forum Rules*   *Forum Humor*

Advertise your business on KONAWEB!
Big Island Events Calendar
The Big Island Forum
Become a Forum Member
5459 Current Members
Visitors Per Day
Travel Info
Keauhou/Kailua Trolley Schedule
Map of the Big Island
Real Estate
Vacation Rentals
Kona Coffee
Restaurant Reviews
Hawaiian Music Events
News from Hawaii
Sunset Calculator
About Vog
Email Forum Members
Photos from Friends
Roving Cam Archives