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The Best Gay City to Live in Hawaii

What is the best gay city to live in Hawaii?

Which city in Hawaii is the top LGBTQ-friendliness while being the most affordable? Find out here on this episode. Then download your FREE Queer Money Kickstarter, a 9-step Guide to Kickstart Your Journey to Financial Independence.

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What’s the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly City in Hawaii

Today, we’re sharing the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly city in Hawaii. What’s the runner-up for the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly city in Hawaii? Hawaii County/Island! Why? Hawaii County/Island scored 52 on the Human Rights Campaigns Municipal Equality Index, which is the the lowest of three in the state.  The home values average $544,000 per property, the lowest for Hawaii. Rent averages $2,128 a month for a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment, which is the lowest for the state. The cost of living is 131.9%, the lowest for Hawaii. The average income is $72,000 yearly, which is the highest in Hawaii.  Meanwhile, the median income is $49,000 a year, the lowest in the state annually. 

What’s the winner for the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly city in Hawaii? Honolulu County/Island. Why? Honolulu County/Island scores a 89 on HRC’s MEI, the highest in the Hawaii. The home values average $854,000 per property, the middle for Hawaii with the highest being in Maui. Rent averages $2,670 a month, which is the middle for the state. The cost of living is 171.5%, which is the highest in Hawaii. The average income is $70,000 a year, which is the middle for the state of Hawaii. Meanwhile, the median income is $57,000 a year, the highest in the state. 

Some good things about Honolulu County/Island. Uh, it’s beautiful as fuck and Hawaii is known as “The Land of Rainbow”. If you get an opportunity visit the Queen’s Surf Beach for the gay beach scene as well as the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival. Check out the Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Cultural Foundaion hglcf.org. Check out gayislandguide.net for LGBTQ+ businesses, events, support and services.  Honolulu Pride is typically in October every year. Visit honolulupride.com for more info. 

Congratulations, Hawaii County and Honolulu County!

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