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Overall 71%
Goods & Services 29%
Housing 131%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexCaptain CookHawaiiNational
Cost of living171176100
Goods & Services129127100
Groceries152156100
Health care119120100
Housing231250100
Transportation146141100
Utilities203194100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Captain Cook is 3% lower than the Hawaii average
  • The cost of living in Captain Cook is 71% higher than the national average
  • Captain Cook housing is 131% higher than the national average
  • Hawaii general sales tax is 18% lower than the national average
  • Hawaii state income tax is 43% 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$79,125$6,594$1,846$2,374
      Renters$0$0$0$0
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Captain Cook, HI, as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Captain Cook homeowners, is $79,125. This would allow for a maximum of $1,846 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $0 which would result in a maximum of $0 to be spent on rental costs.

      Hawaii Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Hawaii4.166%4.712%

      Hawaii Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemCaptain CookNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $12.17$17.4930.4%
      Beauty Salon $31.47$38.1717.5%
      Toothpaste $4.08$2.3276.0%
      Shampoo $1.72$1.0170.3%
      Movie $10.04$10.726.4%
      Bowling $13.87$13.860.1%

      Groceries

      ItemCaptain CookNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.25$3.909.0%
      Fried Chicken $2.19$1.4056.8%
      Milk $3.21$1.9663.4%
      Potatoes $4.25$3.1833.6%
      Pizza $12.30$10.3918.3%
      Beer $7.78$9.2315.7%

      Health Care

      ItemCaptain CookNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $136.85$106.3428.7%
      Doctor $133.68$115.2516.0%
      Dentist $112.79$98.3814.6%
      Ibuprofen $13.01$9.2640.5%
      Lipitor $398.63$466.4714.5%

      Housing

      ItemCaptain CookNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $483,700.00$184,700.00161.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,014.49$1,273.3258.2%
      Apartment Rent $1,505.00$949.0058.6%

      Transportation

      ItemCaptain CookNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.16$2.5922.0%
      Tire Balancing $72.96$48.9049.2%

      Utilities

      ItemCaptain CookNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$431.66$167.60157.5%
      Phone $39.39$163.4275.9%
      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.

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Honalo, HI2,29015151%
      Kealakekua, HI1,96615959%
      Honaunau-Napoopoo, HI2,75916969%
      Holualoa, HI9,43917070%
      Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI3,38117474%
      Captain Cook, HI4,37817171%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Whitehouse, OH4,37898-2%
      Sparta, IL4,37882-18%
      Tiptonville, TN4,37878-22%
      Empire, CA4,37993-7%
      Broad Brook, CT4,37711818%
      Captain Cook, HI4,37817171%
      Source: The Captain Cook, HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.