Waialae-Kahala 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.
IndexWaialae-KahalaHonoluluHawaii
Cost of living index246182176
IndexWaialae-KahalaHonoluluHawaii
Goods & Services index129129129
Groceries index162162157
Health care index116116117
Housing index484271250
Transportation index135135141
Utilities index189189196

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  • The cost of living in Waialae-Kahala is 39% higher than the Honolulu average.
  • The cost of living in Waialae-Kahala is 146% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Waialae-Kahala is 384% higher than the national average.
  • Hawaii general sales tax is 18% 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)
Household$98,533$8,211$2,299$2,956

Hawaii Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Hawaii4.166%4.712%

Hawaii Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Hawaii1.4%8.25%

Goods & Services

ItemHonoluluNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.60$16.093.2%
Beauty Salon $62.58$37.3367.6%
Toothpaste $3.18$2.4529.8%
Shampoo $1.70$1.0069.6%
Movie $12.01$10.2816.8%
Bowling $3.69$4.9325.2%

Groceries

ItemHonoluluNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.70$3.8023.6%
Fried Chicken $2.30$1.4064.9%
Milk $3.64$2.0181.5%
Potatoes $7.18$3.01138.4%
Pizza $18.49$9.8987.0%
Beer $8.62$8.903.1%

Health Care

ItemHonoluluNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $148.37$102.1645.2%
Doctor $127.14$108.3617.3%
Dentist $94.84$92.532.5%
Ibuprofen $14.28$9.2853.9%
Lipitor $477.64$425.8212.2%

Housing

ItemHonoluluNational avg.Difference
Home Price $601,500.00$184,700.00225.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,688.71$1,202.44206.8%
Apartment Rent $1,357.00$949.0043.0%

Transportation

ItemHonoluluNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.98$2.2432.6%
Tire Balancing $64.84$46.2940.1%

Utilities

ItemHonoluluNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$432.62$165.96160.7%
Phone $30.30$28.685.6%
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 CDP (Hawaii County), HI13,61715858%
Waimalu, HI13,47815959%
Waimanalo Beach, HI4,22716161%
Ewa Beach, HI15,16516969%
Waikele, HI7,64816969%
Honolulu, HI349,59718282%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Aurora, CO351,1311066%
Anaheim, CA346,77614444%
Tampa, FL361,4771000%
Santa Ana, CA333,60513535%
Bakersfield, CA367,55511212%
Honolulu, HI349,59718282%
Source: The Waialae-Kahala, Honolulu, HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.