Ewa Beach 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.
IndexEwa BeachHawaiiNational
Cost of living index165179100
IndexEwa BeachHawaiiNational
Goods & Services index122126100
Groceries index154156100
Health care index110111100
Housing index212247100
Transportation index153153100
Utilities index217227100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Ewa Beach, HI cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Hawaii and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Ewa Beach, HI is 165, which is 7% lower than the Hawaii average and 65% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Ewa Beach, HI are 3% lower than the average for Hawaii and 22% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Ewa Beach is 7% lower than the Hawaii average.
  • The cost of living in Ewa Beach is 65% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ewa Beach is 112% 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$85,227$7,102$1,988$2,557
Renters$51,823$4,319$1,209$1,555
The affordability of the housing market in Ewa Beach, HI as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Ewa Beach, HI homeowners, the median income is $85,227. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,988 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $51,823. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,209 used for their rent related monthly 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 you are determining the total cost of living in Ewa Beach, HI you will want to make sure you consider both the Hawaii sales tax and the Hawaii income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Hawaii is 4%, with the highest surtax being 4.5%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Hawaii have a range from 1.4% to 11%.

Goods & Services

ItemEwa BeachNational 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

ItemEwa BeachNational 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

ItemEwa BeachNational 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

ItemEwa BeachNational avg.Difference
Home Price $398,500.00$175,700.00126.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,260.98$1,081.03201.7%
Apartment Rent $1,628.00$920.0077.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemEwa BeachNational 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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Makaha Valley, HI1,30713232%
Nanakuli, HI12,18114747%
Makaha, HI8,66315151%
Waianae, HI12,69415151%
Waipio Acres, HI4,80715757%
Ewa Beach, HI14,29116565%

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Ewa Beach, HI14,29116565%
Source: The Ewa Beach, HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.