Hawaii is one of the expensive state to live and if you complain people will tell you "Paradise comes with a price tag." The cost of living is high, food and housing is expensive. But if the price tag comes with sun, sand, surf, green mountains and much more, well that's worth the price we pay for living here.
Those people who have not been here before might say, even how beautiful Hawaii is it's not enough to convince them to live here. But then, we seen so many mainland people settling here because when you come once you never wanted to leave.