Heeia 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.
IndexHeeiaHawaiiNational
Cost of living index204175100
IndexHeeiaHawaiiNational
Goods & Services index125127100
Groceries index164155100
Health care index113115100
Housing index345247100
Transportation index134134100
Utilities index202207100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Heeia, HI cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Heeia, HI is 204, which is 17% higher than the Hawaii average and 104% 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 Heeia, HI are 1% lower than the Hawaii average and 25% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Heeia is 17% higher than the Hawaii average.
  • The cost of living in Heeia is 104% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Heeia is 245% 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$115,302$9,609$2,690$3,459
Renters$107,639$8,970$2,511$3,229
The affordability of the housing market in Heeia, 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 Heeia, HI homeowners, the median income is $115,302. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,690 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $107,639. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $2,511 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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in Heeia, 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

ItemHeeiaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.00$15.562.8%
Beauty Salon $53.37$36.1147.8%
Toothpaste $3.66$2.4748.2%
Shampoo $1.72$0.9678.2%
Movie $11.71$10.1315.6%
Bowling $3.85$4.7418.7%

Groceries

ItemHeeiaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.88$3.9822.4%
Fried Chicken $2.16$1.4153.7%
Milk $3.79$2.0683.5%
Potatoes $5.38$2.9880.5%
Pizza $11.99$9.4726.6%
Beer $8.76$8.790.4%

Health Care

ItemHeeiaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $146.94$101.0445.4%
Doctor $110.63$107.443.0%
Dentist $94.66$90.424.7%
Ibuprofen $13.56$9.2846.1%
Lipitor $477.26$426.5011.9%

Housing

ItemHeeiaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $703,100.00$175,700.00300.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,634.21$1,133.23220.7%
Apartment Rent $1,978.00$920.00115.0%

Transportation

ItemHeeiaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.58$1.9929.2%
Tire Balancing $65.52$45.7643.2%

Utilities

ItemHeeiaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$455.51$163.81178.1%
Phone $28.95$28.392.0%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Kailua, HI12,72715454%
Waipio Acres, HI4,80715656%
Waimanalo Beach, HI4,43915757%
Waimalu, HI12,68015959%
Ewa Villages, HI7,14116060%
Heeia, HI4,713204104%

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Barnwell, SC4,71787-13%
Midway, NC4,71796-4%
Heeia, HI4,713204104%
Source: The Heeia, HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.