Still, for retirees who can afford Hawaii’s steep prices, the state is ideal. Hawaii’s landscape includes sprawling, white beaches, crashing emerald waves, towering volcanoes, lush rainforests and even snow-capped mountains. Outdoor activities such as swimming, boating, hiking and bicycling abound for active retirees.
Some of the better retirement destinations in the state include the larger cities, such as Honolulu, which allow retirees to be located to better healthcare facilities.
Con: High cost of living
Best For: Outdoors lovers
Cost of Living: 78% higher than national average
Median Home Cost: $433,700
Top State Income Tax: 11%
Retirees should also consider that it can be pricey to return to the mainland and flights to many continental US destinations are long, should they hope to visit family or friends there.