Hawaii is heavenly beyond its beaches, surf and sunsets.
The Aloha State ranks No. 2 on LawnStarter’s 2015 Quality of Life Index for the 50 states.
The index is based on six quality-of-life factors analyzed by LawnStarter and borrowed from The Economist -- GDP (economic output) per capita, average life expectancy, divorce rate, unemployment rate, geographic location (latitude) and male-female income equality. The Economist considers these factors to be good barometers for quality of life.
On our index, Hawaii excels in five categories: life expectancy, unemployment rate, male-female income equality, divorce rate and, of course, geographic location.
In 2015, Hawaii also earned the No. 1 spot in CNBC’s ranking of top states for quality of life. Among other things, CNBC cited Hawaii’s healthy population and clean environment.
“Many know Hawaii as an attractive tourist destination with beautiful scenery, mild weather, friendly people and a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. These elements, and others, also make Hawaii an excellent place to live,” according to Hawaii Health Systems Corp.
For a full copy of the report's methodology and analysis, please email LawnStarter's Chief Economic Research Analyst, Ryan Farley, at email@example.com.