Why is Hawaii so expensive right now?

Visitors are spending more on hotels, food, transportation and recreation expenses now than they did pre-pandemic, due to an increase in demand and supply issues. And while many are forging on no matter what, some have decided to skip Hawaii for a more affordable destination.

Is the cost of living increase in Hawaii 2023?

In the first half of 2023, the Honolulu CPI-U increased the most in Apparel (15.6 percent), followed by Other Goods and Services (10.3 percent), Food and Beverages (4.5 percent), Recreation (4.4 percent), Education and Communication (2.7 percent), Housing (2.2 percent), and Transportation (1.7 percent) compared to the …

Why is Hawaii so expensive in 2023?

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