Why Toby Clairmont left Hawaii

“My wife and I left Hawaii in September 2018. Hawaii was my home for over 60 years. We left because we wanted to retire in a place that was less costly (cost of living, taxes, anticipated future tax burdens) and less politically one-sided (two-party system is absent).

“We left behind the graves of my parents (two generations) and one son. I am not optimistic regarding the future of Hawaii; the business climate is poor, politicians are ineffective at solving problems (traffic, homelessness), and all this appears to be trending unfavorably. Leaving Hawaii was a multi-year and difficult decision.”

Toby Clairmont
Battle Ground, Washington
Former resident of Mililani

Subscribe to our free newsletter!

Get updates on what we're doing to make Hawaii affordable for everyone.
Want more?

Get content like this delivered straight to your inbox. We’ll also send updates on what we’re doing to make Hawaii affordable for everyone.

Recent Posts

PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

Add your name by signing below!