Is $35 an hour a good pay there in Honolulu Hawaii? Should I accept this job offer? I just got offered a nursi?
I just got offered a nursing position there in Honolulu Hawaii. They are offering me $35 an hour. Is that a good pay to live a comfortable life there? I hear the cost of living is very high there.
I am an RN, single white female in my 20's, with 2 years of experience as a full time ER nurse. Right now I make only $28 an hour here in south Carolina. This may seem like a no brainier but I heard it is very expensive to live in Hawaii. Thank you for your time.
- moniqueLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Cost of living in South Carolina is no where near the high cost of living in Hawaii. To me, $28 an hour in South Carolina is more than $35 an hour in Hawaii.
To give you an idea on housing:
$1325 - $1350 625 square feet (1 bath)
$1450 - $1550 806 sq ft (1 bath)
$1375 - $1425 requires $1375 deposit 485 - 582 sq. ft. (1 bath)
$1550 - $1650 requires $1550 deposit 732 - 760 sq. ft (1 bath)
Not to mention taxes, food, transportation.
Now if this was something you wanted to do for a couple of years to travel and such, why not? However, if you get there and don't like your job......what options would you have? I would definitely encourage some back up plans. You are young though, best time to travel and experience the world.
Good luck!Source(s): observations
- 3 years ago
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- 8 years ago
It is very expensive to live there, and some luxuries offered on mainland USA are not offered in Honolulu. Everything in Hawaii is imported from quite a distance so many goods should be expensive. If anything get another job close to the state in which you live that pays more.
- Anonymous8 years ago
It is more expensive to live in Hawaii. But I'm sure that with a $35 an hour job, you'd get by. I'm also sure that you probably just became like the most elegable bachelorette in south Carolina.
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- Anonymous3 years ago
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- BillLv 78 years ago
The $7 p/hr increase will be eaten up by the cost of living so if you are transferring only because of the money you won't be gaining anything. If you want a change of venue Hawaii is great. Good Luck
- 8 years ago
Tell them for $40 you will take it. In AK you start out at $28 hour minimum. Not bad but not great. Hawaii is more expensive too. But at $40? You'd be good.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Man it doesn't matter- you're in Hawaii. Go sleep on the beach.