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The Happiest, Healthiest, Wealthiest and Dumbest State: How Hawaii Fares in Nationwide Rankings


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America might be known as the 50 United States, but there’s nothing we like better than a little interstate competition. From cost-of-living to obesity rates—if you can measure it, there’s a list, ranking the states from best to worst. How does Hawaii stack up? We’re the best! And the worst! If you ever wanted to quantify exactly how it feels to live in the Islands, compared with all those Mainland states, check out this round-up of national lists we show up on—the good, the bad, and the just-plain weird.


Cost of Living

What’s the price of Paradise? Too damn high!


States with the Highest Gas Prices

No. 1 - Hawaii

America’s Most Overpriced Cities

No. 1 - Honolulu

Most Expensive U.S. Metropolitan Areas

No. 2 - Hawaii

25 Most Expensive Cities in America

No. 3 - Honolulu

11 Best States to Retire

No. 3 - Hawaii

America’s Richest States

No. 5 - Hawaii

Most Expensive Cities in the U.S. for Room Service

No. 11 - Honolulu

Best & Worst States for Military Retirees

No. 12 - Honolulu

Best Places to Retire

No. 46 - Honolulu

Most & Least Energy-Expensive States

No. 51 - Hawaii


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