Audrey--well said about discrimination, healthcare, finances. It is not a mainland economy by any means, but much more primitive (or as I said earlier, "colonial").
The fact is that people raising kids usually means the two adults are holding down at least 3 and often 4 jobs between them, with no time to spend with, or rear their kids. Constantly afraid of missing a paycheck or something going wrong with the car, if they have one.
The comments you made would also be true about the University (third-rate at best), public schools
, on and on. White mainlanders living there are treated just as you would expect they would be treated by people who consider them to be colonialists who have stolen their ancestors' land (which, of course, we did).
BUT then again, one would not be very wise to move to Hawaii with the expectation of more than "just getting by" economically or academically.
I trust NMAguiar does not have these expectations, but if he does, my advice would be LOOK OUT! A lot of people move to Hawaii with some money and what otherwise would be reasonable plans, but return to the mainland after some months or even years, broke and in debt. It is not set up for people to move there successfully, but as a place to visit, spend lots of money, and leave.
Of course, someone who has prosperous relatives already there who can provide jobs, place to live, social support, and a personal network would have a reasonable chance of success. Or a retiree with many millions of dollars, of course (though their healthcare would not be the best).
Don't mean to be discouraging, simply factual. The State of Hawaii is insular in every sense of the word. (And frankly, the weather doesn't beat that of San Diego, though the scenery is another story altogether. IMHO.)