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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
Child care $1,315
Health care $1,349
Other necessities $529
Monthly total $6,485
Annual total $77,820
Source: Economic Policy Institute