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Honolulu among top cities in new quality of life ranking

Residents of Hawaii enjoy great weather, the beach, and the mountains. Photo: Jack Tyrrell and Company

Residents of Hawaii enjoy great weather, the beach, and the mountains. Photo: Jack Tyrrell and Company

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.

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Honolulu ranks among top 15 cities to live, WalletHub study finds

Photo: Waikiki Beach

Photo: Waikiki Beach

The annual Best Big Cities to Live study by Wallethub rated Honolulu as the Number 13 overall in its 2017 list! The study ranks the 62 largest U.S. cities based on 50 key indicators of attractiveness. Honolulu ranked 2nd overall in "Economy", which factors in indicators such as unemployment rate and job opportunities, and 8th overall in "Education & Health" which looks at the quality of individual health and life expectancy. By contrast, Honolulu was placed 56th in terms of affordability, probably due to the high cost of living. High rankings in Economy, Education & Health, Quality of Life reflect the aspirational lifestyle Honolulu provides for its citizens. Whether it is being able to take a beach swim after work or the culture embracing time spent with family and friends, we really are #luckytolivehawaii.

Read more from Pacific Business News, below:

Honolulu ranks among the top 15 best cities to live, despite a low rank for affordability, according to a new WalletHub study.

Hawaii’s largest city is ranked No. 13 overall with a score of 58.46 on the analysis, which ranked that Virginia Beach, Virginia, No. 1 among the top 62 cities studied.

The study ranked the cities according to 50 metrics, including income growth — Honolulu was 11th — and job opportunities — Honolulu was 30th.

While Honolulu was ranked second for the economy, it had the fourth-highest housing costs, after New York, Los Angeles and Miami, which was ranked 62nd.

Honolulu had the third-lowest percentage of population living below poverty level — only San Jose, California, and Virginia Beach had lower percentages. And Honolulu was also ranked third, behind Boston and Washington, D.C., for the highest percentage of insured population.

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