Ahuimanu cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexAhuimanuHawaiiNational
Cost of living index187179100
IndexAhuimanuHawaiiNational
Goods & Services index122126100
Groceries index154156100
Health care index110111100
Housing index285247100
Transportation index153153100
Utilities index217227100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Ahuimanu, HI cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Ahuimanu, HI is 187, which is 5% higher than the Hawaii average and 87% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Ahuimanu, HI are 3% lower than the Hawaii average and 22% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Ahuimanu is 5% higher than the Hawaii average.
  • The cost of living in Ahuimanu is 87% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ahuimanu is 185% higher than the national average.
  • Hawaii general sales tax is 21% lower than the national average.
  • Hawaii state income tax is 37% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$107,204$8,934$2,501$3,216
Renters$35,500$2,958$828$1,065
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Ahuimanu, HI, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Ahuimanu, HI has a median income of about $107,204 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $2,501 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $35,500. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $828 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Hawaii Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Hawaii4%4.5%

Hawaii Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Hawaii1.4%11%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Ahuimanu, HI, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Hawaii, as well as the rate for income tax in Hawaii. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Hawaii is 4.5%, and the sales tax in the state of Hawaii is 4%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Hawaii starts from 1.4% and goes up to 11%.

Goods & Services

ItemAhuimanuNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.80$14.598.3%
Beauty Salon $51.00$34.6847.1%
Toothpaste $3.69$2.4749.2%
Shampoo $1.52$1.0248.7%
Movie $11.30$9.8714.5%
Bowling $3.60$4.3918.0%

Groceries

ItemAhuimanuNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.97$4.4811.0%
Fried Chicken $2.19$1.4649.6%
Milk $3.67$2.3655.7%
Potatoes $6.48$3.06111.7%
Pizza $11.99$9.2429.7%
Beer $8.69$8.630.7%

Health Care

ItemAhuimanuNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $159.23$99.7859.6%
Doctor $119.55$105.0313.8%
Dentist $101.93$88.7014.9%
Ibuprofen $13.62$9.4144.7%
Lipitor $223.59$298.5025.1%

Housing

ItemAhuimanuNational avg.Difference
Home Price $566,800.00$175,700.00222.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,260.98$1,081.03201.7%
Apartment Rent $1,804.00$920.0096.1%

Transportation

ItemAhuimanuNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.35$2.0960.0%
Tire Balancing $60.40$45.2933.4%

Utilities

ItemAhuimanuNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$509.58$170.80198.4%
Phone $28.95$28.262.5%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Kailua, HI12,72715555%
Waipio Acres, HI4,80715757%
Waimanalo Beach, HI4,43915858%
Waimalu, HI12,68016161%
Ewa Villages, HI7,14116161%
Ahuimanu, HI8,72818787%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Atoka, TN8,72795-5%
Clinton, NC8,72990-10%
Memphis, FL8,72295-5%
White Meadow Lake, NJ8,73413636%
Port Jervis, NY8,7361066%
Ahuimanu, HI8,72818787%
Source: The Ahuimanu, HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.