Hawaii: $1,080/mo (my spending)
Here's a few epic spots I found on Craigslist:
And just for those of you who may want to consider adding a spouse to your own picture... if we add in my girlfriend working a simple 4 days a week at $15/hr together we'd make $4,320/mo and have expenses of about $1,700/mo. This powers us to stash $31,440 per year! We'd have $300,000 in only 8 years. And in 12 years and 10 months we'd have $660,000!
What about travel costs? I'd use some credit card travel hacking to make those plane tickets be 100% free. It's so easy (and legal and safe) it's stupid. I'll explain how to make your air travel free soon too.
Could you image being $10,000 in debt and someone saying, "Want to have $300,000 in your bank account? Great. The only catch is you have to leave tomorrow. We will shred blue-bird powder in the winter and flow through warm water barrels in the summer for the next 12 years." I'd say Let's go!
It's also exciting because what I outlined is such a simple life. It'd be very easy to start a career like this, work hard, and move your way into higher income. But you don't really even need to, unless it's what you really want. Once you understand your spending you have full control to lead your life exactly how you want.
Welp, looks like the door is open. All I've got to do is muster up the cahones to get out there and do it!