Captain Cook 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.
IndexCaptain CookHawaiiNational
Cost of living index177179100
IndexCaptain CookHawaiiNational
Goods & Services index130126100
Groceries index158156100
Health care index112111100
Housing index232247100
Transportation index153153100
Utilities index238227100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Captain Cook, HI is shown above. Compared to the state average of Hawaii the cost of living index in Captain Cook, HI is 177, which is 1% lower than the average in Hawaii and compared to the national average it is 77% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Captain Cook, HI goods and services come in at 3% higher than the average in Hawaii and are 30% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Captain Cook is 1% lower than the Hawaii average.
  • The cost of living in Captain Cook is 77% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Captain Cook is 132% 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$80,948$6,746$1,889$2,429
Renters$33,382$2,782$779$1,002
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Captain Cook, HI as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Captain Cook, HI homeowners, is $80,948. This would allow for a maximum of $1,889 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $33,382 which would result in a maximum of $779 to be spent on rental costs.

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 Captain Cook, 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

ItemCaptain CookNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.50$14.5921.2%
Beauty Salon $30.00$34.6813.5%
Toothpaste $4.07$2.4764.6%
Shampoo $1.63$1.0259.5%
Movie $9.97$9.871.0%
Bowling $12.00$4.39173.2%

Groceries

ItemCaptain CookNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.13$4.487.7%
Fried Chicken $1.98$1.4635.2%
Milk $3.09$2.3631.1%
Potatoes $4.31$3.0640.8%
Pizza $11.99$9.2429.7%
Beer $7.85$8.639.1%

Health Care

ItemCaptain CookNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $135.33$99.7835.6%
Doctor $125.67$105.0319.6%
Dentist $106.67$88.7020.3%
Ibuprofen $12.65$9.4134.4%
Lipitor $232.33$298.5022.2%

Housing

ItemCaptain CookNational avg.Difference
Home Price $465,100.00$175,700.00164.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,706.92$1,081.0357.9%
Apartment Rent $1,420.00$920.0054.3%

Transportation

ItemCaptain CookNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.19$2.0952.6%
Tire Balancing $70.00$45.2954.6%

Utilities

ItemCaptain CookNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$530.16$170.80210.4%
Phone $38.99$28.2638.0%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Honalo, HI2,82215656%
Kealakekua, HI1,95316060%
Honaunau-Napoopoo, HI2,79217070%
Holualoa, HI9,09817272%
Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI3,80717777%
Captain Cook, HI4,26517777%

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Westville, NJ4,2631088%
Captain Cook, HI4,26517777%
Source: The Captain Cook, HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.