Haiku-Pauwela 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.
Cost of living index200176100
Goods & Services index129129100
Groceries index162157100
Health care index116117100
Housing index329250100
Transportation index135141100
Utilities index189196100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Haiku-Pauwela, HI cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Haiku-Pauwela, HI is 200, which is 13% higher than the Hawaii average and 100% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Haiku-Pauwela, HI are equal to the Hawaii average and 29% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Haiku-Pauwela is 13% higher than the Hawaii average.
  • The cost of living in Haiku-Pauwela is 100% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Haiku-Pauwela is 229% higher than the national average.
  • Hawaii general sales tax is 18% 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)
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Haiku-Pauwela, HI, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Haiku-Pauwela, HI, the median monthly income is $90,750 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $2,117 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $53,438, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,247 on monthly rental expenses.

Hawaii Sales Tax

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Hawaii Income Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Haiku-Pauwela, HI is the Hawaii sales tax and Hawaii income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Hawaii sales tax rate is 4.166% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 4.712%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Hawaii income tax rates range from 1.4% to 8.25%.

Goods & Services

ItemHaiku-PauwelaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.60$16.093.2%
Beauty Salon $62.58$37.3367.6%
Toothpaste $3.18$2.4529.8%
Shampoo $1.70$1.0069.6%
Movie $12.01$10.2816.8%
Bowling $3.69$4.9325.2%


ItemHaiku-PauwelaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.70$3.8023.6%
Fried Chicken $2.30$1.4064.9%
Milk $3.64$2.0181.5%
Potatoes $7.18$3.01138.4%
Pizza $18.49$9.8987.0%
Beer $8.62$8.903.1%

Health Care

ItemHaiku-PauwelaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $148.37$102.1645.2%
Doctor $127.14$108.3617.3%
Dentist $94.84$92.532.5%
Ibuprofen $14.28$9.2853.9%
Lipitor $477.64$425.8212.2%


ItemHaiku-PauwelaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $750,900.00$184,700.00306.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,688.71$1,202.44206.8%
Apartment Rent $1,413.00$949.0048.9%


ItemHaiku-PauwelaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.98$2.2432.6%
Tire Balancing $64.84$46.2940.1%


ItemHaiku-PauwelaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$432.62$165.96160.7%
Phone $30.30$28.685.6%
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.
Haliimaile, HI1,08215959%
Maalaea, HI33916161%
Waihee-Waiehu, HI9,17716161%
Wailuku, HI16,17916464%
Keokea, HI2,02116464%
Haiku-Pauwela, HI7,564200100%

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Harrison, TN7,56490-10%
Bloomfield, NM7,56589-11%
Northgate, OH7,56392-8%
Bryans Road, MD7,56311717%
Richfield, UT7,56687-13%
Haiku-Pauwela, HI7,564200100%
Source: The Haiku-Pauwela, HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.