Moving to Hawaii is an exciting adventure and brings the promise of a new way of life for most. As beautiful as the islands and beaches and sunsets are, there are a lot of things you need to consider that will be involved with your move here.
The Right Island
While the four major islands that make up Hawaii share an unparalleled beauty, each is unique in its own way. From the modern hustle and bustle of Oahu, to the spacious beauty of The Big Island, to the valley island of Maui, to the lush forests of Kauai, you’ll want to research the intricacies of each to determine which is the best fit for you. We recommend reaching out to our Aloha Ambassadors to find out information about living and working in Hawaii.
Types of Housing
A key consideration when moving to Hawai`i is housing and whether renting or buying will be the best option. Many A key consideration when moving to Hawai`i is housing and whether renting or buying will be the best option. Many who relocate here opt for renting at the beginning of their transition, which allows them make sure their island of choice is the best fit and take their time in finding the best home to purchase. Regardless of whether you rent or buy, the average cost of rent varies between islands and ranges from $1,100 to $1,700 per month.
What to Bring
Relocating to Hawai`i is a big move, and the more streamlined you can make it, the better. This is why you’ll want to think about what possessions to bring, and what to sell prior to the move. While it’s common for new residents to ship their car—which typically costs $1,000-$1,500—it’s also common to forego shipping large items like furniture and opting to purchase items locally. You can also find many home rentals that come semi-furnished depending on the listing.
We understand that embarking on your new adventure with HIDOE is a big move. That’s why we have a wealth of resources ready and waiting to assist as you plan your move to Hawai‘i.