Cost Of Groceries

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    Wondering how much groceries cost? Here is a page from another website. Someone went in and took alot of photos inside a supermarket. Will give you mainlanders a taste of cost of living.

    http://www.city-data.com/forum/hawai...maui-pics.html

    Oh... wait... what's that? The price of milk? When it's not on sale? Regular price of milk, every day, at Foodland? And get aload of the price of orange juice!

    I still like allnurses.com waaaaay better than that other website.

    Lisa ;-)
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    Quote from Lisa From Maui
    Wondering how much groceries cost? Here is a page from another website. Someone went in and took alot of photos inside a supermarket. Will give you mainlanders a taste of cost of living.

    http://www.city-data.com/forum/hawai...maui-pics.html

    Oh... wait... what's that? The price of milk? When it's not on sale? Regular price of milk, every day, at Foodland? And get aload of the price of orange juice!

    I still like allnurses.com waaaaay better than that other website.

    Lisa ;-)
    LOL!!
    We don't use much milk so I buy the cheapest half-gallon I can find at Safeway.
    Eggs? I much prefer the local eggs---Ka Lei, etc. The expiration date is at least two or three weeks beyond the expiration date of the mainland eggs. Those weeks on the ships and docks take their toll. Local eggs really do taste better. They are at least 50% more expensive than mainland eggs but I buy them anyway.
    Costco and Sam's Club will save you a lot. It's only my husband and me here but we do the Big Box thing and we love it. We have an extra freezer and buy our steaks, chicken, pork, etc at Costco and just store the stuff in our freezer. Canned goods go in the pantry. Paper goods get stored wherever we have space.
    Safeway Club card---very good deals.
    Yes, groceries are sooooo much more expensive here than on the mainland (I visit the mainland at least twice a year so I really do know) and it will cost you more but you can soften the blow a bit with planning and smart shopping.
    BUT----everything you buy will be taxed. EVERYTHING. Food, medicines, paper goods...every damn thing.
    BUT----the weather is really nice here.
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    Ka Lei eggs are great! Also check out smaller farmer's or People's Open Markets. You might also be able to buy direct from the farmer, too. That should help save some money on groceries.
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    I know I'm changing this and I doubt anyone is still reading this thread, but I'm curious how much you can purchase land or a small house on 1 acre of land on the Big Island? I'm not just a tourist wanting to move to a tropical island, well sort of I lived there as a baby with my mom and my dad, they ended up getting divorced, my mom came back to the states and my dad stayed. He actually passed away when I was 12, in Hawaii. I have always felt a connection to the Big Island, and once I finish school and am officially an RN we would love to move our family there. I KNOW Hawaii is super expensive, but I really can't find anything on land prices. I mean I do, but they seem more geared to the totally rich....and I also don't know where is a good area...other than the Big Island. I know the volcano does run and ruin some property so obviously I don't want to be in that area, but where should I look? Any tips would be helpful. I might repost in a main thread just in case no one is reading this anymore.


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