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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Hawaii 2020

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  • Hawaiian Beaches, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,035
51
  • Hawaiian Paradise Park, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,787
  • One of the most beautiful places I have ever lived was in Hawaiian Paradise Park, HI. Given its name, it is not hard to imagine heaven on Earth with its lush tropical surroundings. I imagine living in…[read more]
57
  • Hilo, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,579
  • Hilo is an okay town. When people think of paradise they think of Hawaii, or vice-versa. Usually they are thinking Waikiki Beach, Kona side, or parts of Maui. Those places don't get 120+ inches of rain a…[read more]
51
  • Waianae, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,426
  • Hawaii on budget? It's true, it exists and it all occurs on Oahu's overlooked Waianae Coast, the island's dry side, where sunshine, low-cost properties and uncrowded beaches make this one of Hawaii's…[read more]
38
  • Nanakuli, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,042
  • Nanakuli has its ups and downs. After living there for several years, I can't say I'd love to stay there. For starters, Nanakuli's housing is terrible. Being in Hawaii, houses are already expensive and…[read more]
48
  • Makaha, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,934
  • Hawaii on budget? Yes it can be done! Whether just visiting, or moving here for a lifetime, Makaha on Oahu's overlooked Waianae Coast, on the island's dry side, is where sunshine, uncrowded beaches and…[read more]
64
  • Waipio Acres, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,169
61
  • Hanamaulu, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,039
67
  • Kailua CDP (Hawaii County), HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,617
  • Kailua CDP is beautiful, but the cost of living is quite high. The high cost of living is very common for Hawaii. There are many benefits of living here including the weather, beach access, and…[read more]
78
  • Waimalu, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,478
  • Waimalu, Hawaii is spectacular and will no doubt blow you away! With stunning views and large landscapes full with beautiful mother nature, it is definitely the place you want to be for the rest of your…[read more]
50
  • Waikoloa Village, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,292
41
  • Maili, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,943
63
  • Waimea, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,770
  • Living in Waimea is idyllic, enchanting and wonderful all in one! The beautiful island beaches, the majestic ocean, the fantastic sunrises and sunsets and perfect tropical weather virtually almost every…[read more]
82
  • East Honolulu, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,957
  • I have lived in East Honolulu for my entire 34 years of life. It has been an amazing experience and every time I leave for work or vacation, I can't wait to get back to east Honolulu. My life has been…[read more]
78
  • Kailua, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,514
  • After living in Kailua for several years, I can truthfully say it's one of the best cities I have ever lived in. For starters, Kailua is on the water, which means there are tons of options to choose from…[read more]
56
  • Waihee-Waiehu, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,177
77
  • Wailea, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,833
76
  • Halawa, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,455
  • I love living near the beach because it has always been my dream. Halawa is very beautiful, the people are friendly and there are tons of activities to do within walking distance. Some of my favorite…[read more]
75
  • Waipio, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,554
  • Imagine waking up every single day with glorious views of the beach as you go for walks feeling the sand between your toes, the sound of the seagulls in the distance, the spray of the surf gently…[read more]
73
  • Mililani Town, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,460
  • Living in Mililani has changed my life, it’s far too easy to live a healthy lifestyle here. It’s quite, and diverse, though with the increase in the population over the years, the infrastructure is…[read more]
72
  • Ewa Gentry, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,168
  • Ewa Gentry is quite simply a gorgeous city in Hawaii, just west of Honolulu. I moved here a few years ago after visiting it several times earlier. The weather here is incredible year-round and there is…[read more]
72
  • Kaneohe Station, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,072
  • I consider this area to be cool. There are a few places I could choose, but this one is favorable for me. The neighborhood in this place is preferable for anyone. The transportation systems are fast…[read more]
70
  • Wailuku, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,179
  • What can I say about living in Wailuku? It truly is paradise on earth. Every day is waking up to pure beauty, with fantastic ocean views, beautiful beaches, and sunsets that you just must see for…[read more]
69
  • Honolulu, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 349,597
  • Crime is swept under rug. Who is that helping? Gangs are big on North Shore. Police are throwing in the towel. Can’t blame em. Those guys are real dangerous! Lookout or you could be harmed. People have…[read more]
69
  • Haiku-Pauwela, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,564
68
  • Waikele, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,648
68
  • Kaneohe, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,065
  • Beautiful neighborhood but crime is continuously increasing, drug addicts and homeless are growing. The town is becoming very overpopulated and over priced. If you have the income to sustain a life here…[read more]
68
  • Pearl City, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,241
  • I have lived in Pearl City for 10 years. It is a big town with a small town feel. Pearl City reaches all the way from the ocean at Pearl Harbor up to the gorgeous Ko'olau Mountain Range. Pearlridge…[read more]
68
  • Mililani Mauka, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,322
  • Hello to you all from Mililani Mauka. I am located in the center of the beautiful Hawaiian island of O'ahu, enjoying upscale living in the city of Mililani Mauka. I first came here in 2003 as a tourist,…[read more]
67
  • Kalaheo, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,099
67
  • Ocean Pointe, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,274
  • It's been an amazing time living in Ocean Pointe Hawaii for the last five years. I have enjoyed the close access to the beach. The weather is always excellent here in Hawaii. Ocean Pointe has a…[read more]
67
  • Makakilo, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,353
  • I absolutely love living in Makakilo, Hawaii! The weather is hard to compete with and it is only about 15 minutes away from Ko Olina. It is definitely a great place to retire or live out the relaxing…[read more]
67
  • Makawao, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,362
66
  • Kahului, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,164
  • I just loved living in Kahului, Hawaii. Located on the island of Maui, this beautiful location is the best place to live in the Hawaiian Islands. The weather is perfect; ideal for snowbirds who would…[read more]
65
  • Kapolei, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,206
  • Living in Kapolei is amazing, you are really missing out if you haven't seen this part of the Hawaiian Islands. Located on the southwest tip of O'ahu, Kapolei is a city unto itself with views that show…[read more]
65
  • Lahaina, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,675
  • One would think that living anywhere in Hawaii would be great; however, I can personally attest that living in Lahaina, Hawaii is not everything you would think it would be. The huge problem here is…[read more]
65
  • Schofield Barracks, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,330
  • I enjoyed my stay while living in Schofield Barracks Hawaii, the Command Headquarters for the United States Army Hawaii. The city is located in Honolulu and is near Wahiawa. The town is gorgeous. It is…[read more]
63
  • Kihei, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,964
  • As a 60+ male with a violent life, I was made to feel very much in "high alert " mode the entire two weeks of stay in n. Kihei, hi. STRESS can kill over year's. Being tribal member of an Oregon tribe, I…[read more]
64
  • Royal Kunia, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,424
  • I have lived in Royal Kunia, Hawaii my whole life and feel so grateful to live in such a beautiful place. The weather is what you would imagine weather in Hawaii to be, absolutely gorgeous! I feel as…[read more]
63
  • Waipahu, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,590
  • Hawaii is known for tourism, but living in Waipahu offers much more than tourist activities. I love hanging out at the beach and immersing myself in the beautiful surroundings. My family considers…[read more]
61
  • Wahiawa, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,696
  • Living in the City of Wahiawa, Honolulu is great for me. I never thought that a life outside of the mainland would be feasible for me or what I do, but boy was I wrong. Besides the year round sunny…[read more]
57
  • Ewa Beach, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,165
  • Idk what weather report this site is reading but it is definitely not good weather. It's a dry heat most of the year, Ewa has red dirt which I honestly hate. I did like living in ewa despite it being so…[read more]
70
  • Hickam Housing, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,954
56
  • Kalaoa, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,198
  • What can you say about living in Kalaoa, Hawaii other than that it is paradise? Located on the west coast of the big island of Hawaii, Kalaoa is an idyllic beach town boasting sunshine and palm trees. I…[read more]
67
  • Aiea, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,594
67
  • Laie, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,782
66
  • West Loch Estate, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,183
63
  • Holualoa, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,439
63
  • Ahuimanu, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,312
51
  • Kapaa, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,753
  • Located along the coconut coast of the island of Kauai, Kapaa is island living at its best. I love living in Kapaa because it encapsulates the best of part of living in Hawaii with the convenience of…[read more]

Finding an affordable place to live in Hawaii is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in Hawaii that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Hawaii. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Hawaii.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Hawaii with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Hawaii, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in Hawaii, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.