Kihei 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.
IndexKiheiHawaiiNational
Cost of living index169175100
IndexKiheiHawaiiNational
Goods & Services index125127100
Groceries index164155100
Health care index113115100
Housing index228247100
Transportation index134134100
Utilities index202207100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Kihei, HI is shown above. Compared to the state average of Hawaii the cost of living index in Kihei, HI is 169, which is 3% lower than the average in Hawaii and compared to the national average it is 69% 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 Kihei, HI goods and services come in at 1% lower than the average in Hawaii and are 25% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Kihei is 3% lower than the Hawaii average.
  • The cost of living in Kihei is 69% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kihei is 128% 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$79,500$6,625$1,855$2,385
Renters$50,485$4,207$1,178$1,515
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 Kihei, 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. Kihei, HI has a median income of about $79,500 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,855 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $50,485. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,178 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Kihei, HI is the Hawaii sales tax and Hawaii income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Hawaii sales tax rate is 4% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 4.5%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Hawaii income tax rates range from 1.4% to 11%.

Goods & Services

ItemKiheiNational 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

ItemKiheiNational 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

ItemKiheiNational 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

ItemKiheiNational avg.Difference
Home Price $456,500.00$175,700.00159.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,634.21$1,133.23220.7%
Apartment Rent $1,406.00$920.0052.8%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemKiheiNational 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.
Napili-Honokowai, HI6,49115858%
Haliimaile, HI92816262%
Waihee-Waiehu, HI9,66316363%
Maalaea, HI32616565%
Wailuku, HI16,19616565%
Kihei, HI22,31416969%

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Oak Ridge, FL22,31386-14%
Oakleaf Plantation, FL22,3181044%
Massapequa, NY22,32317171%
Candler-McAfee, GA22,34591-9%
Hudson, OH22,35112323%
Kihei, HI22,31416969%
Source: The Kihei, HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.