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Modest life for families in Honolulu costs $78K


    Tammy Lopez, resident manager at Halawa View Apartments, says her family of four must live on a tight budget to stay afloat, even with the free rent that comes as part of her job. Lopez and her 7-year-old daughter, Ellie, read as her husband, Eli, and son, Elijah, work in the kitchen. Breaking down living expenses Estimated budget for a family of four in Hono­lulu: Item Monthly Cost Housing $1,314 Food $754 Child care $1,315 Transportation $603 Health care $1,349 Other necessities $529 Taxes $621 Monthly total $6,485 Annual total $77,820 Source: Economic Policy Institute

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