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Cost of living in Hawaii

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:11 pm
by IrishDude
I have been accepted to Hawaii astro with $30k TA. I know Honolulu has a very high cost of living. Does anyone know if it is possible to survive on $30k in Honolulu.

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:53 pm
by Quaoar
No, in fact every graduate student who has lived in Honolulu has died of starvation. They really accepted you so that you would donate your body to science.

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:57 pm
by epsi
lol

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:08 pm
by somebody
the key is to live off the free food from seminars and colloqiums, if you have a schedule of all of them, even for the humanities and business departments, you're set. there's lots of free food to be had on a college campus.

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:21 pm
by artist
You might want to consider avoiding housing costs altogether by living in a janitor closet on campus. I know a drug addict who did this and he turned out all right (he wasn't enrolled at the university though). You can shower in the dorms, which won't be suspicious so long as you shower in a different one each night.

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:33 pm
by ZAMS
I also got accepted and am between Hawaii and one other program. I've been talking to a 1st year grad student who says she is living very comfortably there, just breaking even. But she said she is by no means a poor grad student, and is doing plenty of spending apart from essentials. So it sounds like it is very doable.

Re: Cost of living in Hawaii

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:30 am
by InquilineKea
Well, a lot of the food is cheaper than that in the University of Washington - Seattle (whose food is ridiculously overpriced now). :p

But I'm vegetarian, so what I say may not apply to others.

Re: Cost of living in Hawaii

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:48 pm
by pqortic
InquilineKea wrote:Well, a lot of the food is cheaper than that in the University of Washington - Seattle (whose food is ridiculously overpriced now). :p

But I'm vegetarian, so what I say may not apply to others.


did you see the date of the last post.? you did not even exist that time.

Re: Cost of living in Hawaii

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:14 pm
by InquilineKea
Oh sorry - I was just too excitable so I googled "hawaii + physicsgre.com" and looked at every thread there was

Re: Cost of living in Hawaii

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:26 am
by grae313
InquilineKea wrote:Oh sorry - I was just too excitable so I googled "hawaii + physicsgre.com" and looked at every thread there was


There's nothing wrong with that as long as you have something new and valuable to contribute. These threads aren't just for answering an OP's questions, they're also an archive of information that curious people in the future can search through for answers to their questions.