HONOLULU (KHON2) — As inflation keeps rising, Hawaii is currently ranked the most expensive state to live in. No surprise there. Prices typically double those on the mainland when it comes to finding a place to live, and it’s just as expensive to eat here.

The Aloha State has been an unaffordable option for many residents even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, with working families moving elsewhere to get more bang for their buck. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, here’s a list of where people in Hawaii moved to the most in 2019.

Get Hawaii’s latest morning news delivered to your inbox, sign up for News 2 You

The 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates were released in 2020 and added to the State of Hawaii Data Book 2021. This list is ranked by the largest estimates. Hawaii residents surveyed lived in Hawaii in 2018 and lived in a different state in 2019.

#1. California

  • Moved from Hawaii to California: 11,985
  • 17.5% of residents that moved

#2. Texas

  • Moved from Hawaii to Texas: 6,977
  • 10.2% of residents that moved

#3. Washington

  • Moved from Hawaii to Washington: 5,855
  • 8.6% of residents that moved

#4. Arizona

  • Moved from Hawaii to Arizona: 4,942
  • 7.2% of residents that moved

#5. Florida

  • Moved from Hawaii to Florida: 4,103
  • 6% of residents that moved

#6. Nevada

  • Moved from Hawaii to Nevada: 3,612
  • 5.3% of residents that moved

#7. North Carolina

  • Moved from Hawaii to North Carolina: 2,955
  • 4.3% of residents that moved

#8. Oregon

  • Moved from Hawaii to Oregon: 2,798
  • 4.1% of residents that moved

#9. Colorado

  • Moved from Hawaii to Colorado: 2,782
  • 4.1% of residents that moved

#10. Georgia

  • Moved from Hawaii to Georgia: 2,069
  • 3% of residents that moved

#11. Virginia

  • Moved from Hawaii to Virginia: 1,807
  • 2.6% of residents that moved

#12. Oklahoma

  • Moved from Hawaii to Oklahoma: 1,531
  • 2.2% of residents that moved

#13. Pennsylvania

  • Moved from Hawaii to Pennsylvania: 1,325
  • 1.9% of residents that moved

#14. New York

  • Moved from Hawaii to New York: 1,301
  • 1.9% of residents that moved

#15. South Carolina

  • Moved from Hawaii to South Carolina: 1,280
  • 1.9% of residents that moved

#16. Michigan

  • Moved from Hawaii to Michigan: 1,124
  • 1.6% of residents that moved

#17. Maryland

  • Moved from Hawaii to Maryland: 1,059
  • 1.5% of residents that moved

#18. New Mexico

  • Moved from Hawaii to New Mexico: 949
  • 1.4% of residents that moved

#19. Connecticut

  • Moved from Hawaii to Connecticut: 912
  • 1.3% of residents that moved

#20. Missouri

  • Moved from Hawaii to Missouri: 875
  • 1.3% of residents that moved

Check out more news from around Hawaii

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, migration data are used to plan government programs and adjust other important geographic data as people move. Information on the characteristics of people who have moved is also important to estimating population changes.