Paia 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.
IndexPaiaHawaiiNational
Cost of living index181175100
IndexPaiaHawaiiNational
Goods & Services index125127100
Groceries index164155100
Health care index113115100
Housing index266247100
Transportation index134134100
Utilities index202207100

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  • The cost of living in Paia is 3% higher than the Hawaii average.
  • The cost of living in Paia is 81% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Paia is 166% 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$80,568$6,714$1,880$2,417
Renters$62,768$5,231$1,464$1,883

Hawaii Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Hawaii4%4.5%

Hawaii Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Hawaii1.4%11%

Goods & Services

ItemPaiaNational 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

ItemPaiaNational 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

ItemPaiaNational 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

ItemPaiaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $528,200.00$175,700.00200.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,634.21$1,133.23220.7%
Apartment Rent $1,714.00$920.0086.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemPaiaNational 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.
Haliimaile, HI92816262%
Waihee-Waiehu, HI9,66316363%
Maalaea, HI32616565%
Wailuku, HI16,19616565%
Kihei, HI22,31416969%
Paia, HI2,54218181%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Black Canyon City, AZ2,54281-19%
Oakland City, IN2,54279-21%
Dover-Foxcroft, ME2,54294-6%
Colwyn, PA2,5421000%
Wheeler AFB, HI2,54116666%
Paia, HI2,54218181%
Source: The Paia, HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.