Most expensive U.S. cities to live in

Most expensive U.S. cities to live in

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Gil

Mililani, HI

#1 Jul 1, 2013
Leeward LoLo

Pearl City, HI

#2 Jul 1, 2013
More to the point:

Living: 67% above average

City Population: 345,610

Median Household Income:$56,939

Median Home Value:$545,700

Hawaii has many positive attributes -- the beaches, the luaus, the world-class surf -- but the inflated cost of living isnít one of them. The stateís remoteness means residents pay a premium for just about everything. Utilities in Honolulu run 67.6% above average; groceries, 58.1%; and transportation, 27.8%. More specifically: Gasoline costs 21% more than average, and a dozen eggs command 73% more. Housing expenses in the state capital are 2.5 times whatís typical for the rest of the U.S.

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