Nanakuli 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.
IndexNanakuliHawaiiNational
Cost of living index146175100
IndexNanakuliHawaiiNational
Goods & Services index125127100
Groceries index164155100
Health care index113115100
Housing index150247100
Transportation index134134100
Utilities index202207100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Nanakuli, HI. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Nanakuli, HI being 146, that puts it 17% lower than the average of Hawaii and 46% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Nanakuli, HI, the price of goods and services are 1% lower than the average of Hawaii as well as 25% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Nanakuli is 17% lower than the Hawaii average.
  • The cost of living in Nanakuli is 46% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Nanakuli is 50% 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$71,393$5,949$1,666$2,142
Renters$35,911$2,993$838$1,077
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Nanakuli, 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 Nanakuli, HI homeowners, is $71,393. This would allow for a maximum of $1,666 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $35,911 which would result in a maximum of $838 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 Nanakuli, 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

ItemNanakuliNational 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

ItemNanakuliNational 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

ItemNanakuliNational 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

ItemNanakuliNational avg.Difference
Home Price $279,200.00$175,700.0058.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,634.21$1,133.23220.7%
Apartment Rent $1,190.00$920.0029.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemNanakuliNational 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.
Makaha Valley, HI1,30713131%
Makaha, HI8,66314949%
Waianae, HI12,69415050%
Waipio Acres, HI4,80715656%
Maili, HI9,39915757%
Nanakuli, HI12,18114646%

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Grovetown, GA12,17993-7%
Beatrice, NE12,18385-15%
Cypress Lake, FL12,17795-5%
Babylon, NY12,17715252%
West Plains, MO12,17684-16%
Nanakuli, HI12,18114646%
Source: The Nanakuli, HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.