Candace M. Whitney Professor Lynn McClelland English 101 22 February 2013 Living in Arizona vs. Living in Hawaii I was born and raised in Hawaii on the tiny island of Kauai where the misty rains fall daily, the grass is green all year around and the culture is rich in the spirit of aloha. Although living a life in Hawaii may seem wonderful and made in paradise, many locals make the tough decision to move away and Arizona has become the popular place to go. Arizona, with all its history and massive landmarks is by far the greatest place to reside and I would encourage anyone to make this beautiful state their home instead of making the mistake of believing that Hawaii is paradise. The cost of living should be enough in itself to convince anyone that it is far better to reside in Arizona than in Hawaii. The simple pleasures such as purchasing a gallon of milk for $1.56 and filling a fuel tank for a mere $3.56 per gallon should be more appealing than the cost of these same items in Hawaii. Additionally, Arizona offers a better home for your dollar. The median cost for a 2400 square foot, five-bedroom and three-bath home with a pool in the Cave Creek area is currently listed for $1500.00 per month. In drastic contrast, a gallon of milk at Safeway in Hawaii is on a published sale price of $7.99 per gallon but can be purchased for a
Whitney 2 lesser price of $6.99 at Costco. The cheapest gas prices can also be found at Costco for $4.85 per gallon but if passed up, anyone can expect to pay upwards of $4.99 per gallon at any other service station such as Chevron or Shell. More painful is the average cost to rent a simple 1000 square foot, two-bedroom and one-bath home with no air conditioning in a decent area of the island for the same cost of $1500.00 per month. Arizona’s economy definitely goes easier on a family’s bank account than Hawaii does. One of the greatest achievements that Arizona pride themselves on is their education and according the AIMS...
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