Puako 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.
IndexPuakoHawaiiNational
Cost of living index239179100
IndexPuakoHawaiiNational
Goods & Services index130126100
Groceries index158156100
Health care index112111100
Housing index441247100
Transportation index153153100
Utilities index238227100

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  • The cost of living in Puako is 34% higher than the Hawaii average.
  • The cost of living in Puako is 139% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Puako is 341% 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$85,865$7,155$2,003$2,576
Renters$69,375$5,781$1,619$2,081

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

ItemPuakoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.50$14.5921.2%
Beauty Salon $30.00$34.6813.5%
Toothpaste $4.07$2.4764.6%
Shampoo $1.63$1.0259.5%
Movie $9.97$9.871.0%
Bowling $12.00$4.39173.2%

Groceries

ItemPuakoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.13$4.487.7%
Fried Chicken $1.98$1.4635.2%
Milk $3.09$2.3631.1%
Potatoes $4.31$3.0640.8%
Pizza $11.99$9.2429.7%
Beer $7.85$8.639.1%

Health Care

ItemPuakoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $135.33$99.7835.6%
Doctor $125.67$105.0319.6%
Dentist $106.67$88.7020.3%
Ibuprofen $12.65$9.4134.4%
Lipitor $232.33$298.5022.2%

Housing

ItemPuakoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $959,400.00$175,700.00446.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,706.92$1,081.0357.9%
Apartment Rent $1,810.00$920.0096.7%

Transportation

ItemPuakoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.19$2.0952.6%
Tire Balancing $70.00$45.2954.6%

Utilities

ItemPuakoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$530.16$170.80210.4%
Phone $38.99$28.2638.0%
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.
Waikoloa Village, HI6,84116767%
Waimea, HI9,64216767%
Puako, HI724239139%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hardy, AR72477-23%
Mathews, VA72493-7%
Lyndon, IL72486-14%
Barnum, MN72491-9%
Wilbur, WA72487-13%
Puako, HI724239139%
Source: The Puako, HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.