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...with their surrounding making it easy for a certain location to raise prices for the goal of getting money out of the tourists pockets. The tourist have no alternative so they accept the costs of the goods around them. This is something that Hawaii does on top of charging more for the import fees they have to pay to get goods to the island. These two factors combine making Hawaii the fourth most expensive place to live in the United States. With so many tourist coming in and out of the Hawaii it is easy for the state to increase the prices of goods. But for the citizens of Hawaii it is hard for them to keep paying the foreigners price plus the price it takes to import goods onto the islands. While the foreigners stay in Hawaii for at most a few weeks the citizens of course stay there year round. So having such high prices is really hard for on the citizens of goods.
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