Whitmore Village 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.
IndexWhitmore VillageHawaiiNational
Cost of living index170175100
IndexWhitmore VillageHawaiiNational
Goods & Services index125127100
Groceries index164155100
Health care index113115100
Housing index232247100
Transportation index134134100
Utilities index202207100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Whitmore Village, HI. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Whitmore Village, HI being 170, that puts it 3% lower than the average of Hawaii and 70% 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 Whitmore Village, 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 Whitmore Village is 3% lower than the Hawaii average.
  • The cost of living in Whitmore Village is 70% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Whitmore Village is 132% 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$88,203$7,350$2,058$2,646
Renters$49,741$4,145$1,161$1,492
The affordability of the housing market in Whitmore Village, HI as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Whitmore Village, HI homeowners, the median income is $88,203. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,058 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $49,741. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,161 used for their rent related monthly 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 you are determining the total cost of living in Whitmore Village, HI you will want to make sure you consider both the Hawaii sales tax and the Hawaii income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Hawaii is 4%, with the highest surtax being 4.5%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Hawaii have a range from 1.4% to 11%.

Goods & Services

ItemWhitmore VillageNational 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

ItemWhitmore VillageNational 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

ItemWhitmore VillageNational 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

ItemWhitmore VillageNational avg.Difference
Home Price $461,700.00$175,700.00162.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,634.21$1,133.23220.7%
Apartment Rent $1,467.00$920.0059.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemWhitmore VillageNational 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%
Nanakuli, HI12,18114646%
Makaha, HI8,66314949%
Waianae, HI12,69415050%
Waipio Acres, HI4,80715656%
Whitmore Village, HI5,25417070%

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Bangor, PA5,2561044%
Cavalero, WA5,25112929%
Whitmore Village, HI5,25417070%
Source: The Whitmore Village, HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.