Wailua 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.
IndexWailuaHawaiiNational
Cost of living index169179100
IndexWailuaHawaiiNational
Goods & Services index122126100
Groceries index154156100
Health care index110111100
Housing index224247100
Transportation index153153100
Utilities index217227100

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  • The cost of living in Wailua is 5% lower than the Hawaii average.
  • The cost of living in Wailua is 69% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wailua is 124% 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$68,500$5,708$1,598$2,055
Renters$45,962$3,830$1,072$1,379

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

ItemWailuaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.80$14.598.3%
Beauty Salon $51.00$34.6847.1%
Toothpaste $3.69$2.4749.2%
Shampoo $1.52$1.0248.7%
Movie $11.30$9.8714.5%
Bowling $3.60$4.3918.0%

Groceries

ItemWailuaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.97$4.4811.0%
Fried Chicken $2.19$1.4649.6%
Milk $3.67$2.3655.7%
Potatoes $6.48$3.06111.7%
Pizza $11.99$9.2429.7%
Beer $8.69$8.630.7%

Health Care

ItemWailuaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $159.23$99.7859.6%
Doctor $119.55$105.0313.8%
Dentist $101.93$88.7014.9%
Ibuprofen $13.62$9.4144.7%
Lipitor $223.59$298.5025.1%

Housing

ItemWailuaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $434,200.00$175,700.00147.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,260.98$1,081.03201.7%
Apartment Rent $1,552.00$920.0068.7%

Transportation

ItemWailuaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.35$2.0960.0%
Tire Balancing $60.40$45.2933.4%

Utilities

ItemWailuaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$509.58$170.80198.4%
Phone $28.95$28.262.5%
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.
Anahola, HI2,12215555%
Puhi, HI3,57215656%
Waimea CDP (Kauai County), HI1,85916363%
Hanamaulu, HI4,39816363%
Lihue, HI6,95516868%
Wailua, HI2,36116969%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Randolph, VT2,3611066%
Coushatta, LA2,36177-23%
Nekoosa, WI2,36182-18%
Pepperell, MA2,36112525%
Judsonia, AR2,36284-16%
Wailua, HI2,36116969%
Source: The Wailua, HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.