It's not unusual to surf before you go to work or take a mellow walk at the beach or in the mountains here in Honolulu. Many residents will agree that it is mixture of great weather all-year round and plethora of outdoor, free activities to enjoy, plus the sense of community, that make Honolulu a great place to live. And, Nerdwallet agrees.
Honolulu has once again ranked in the top 20 cities across the country for Quality of Life. The annual Nerdwallet survey analyzes 177 U.S. cities with over 150,000 residents, and looks at indicators such as number of hours worked, commute times, percentage of income spent on housing, health insurance coverage, poverty levels, and unemployment rates. The study uses data estimates from the 2016 U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey.
The survey found that citizens of Hawaii's capital work an average of 38.5 hours per work, travel an average of 23 minutes to work. However, residents spend about 46.5% of their income on rent, and 7.1% of residents live below the poverty level.
Read the full report here.