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Overall 81%
Goods & Services 26%
Housing 173%
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.
IndexKoolauloaHonoluluHawaii
Cost of living181181176
Goods & Services126126127
Groceries161161156
Health care120120120
Housing273271250
Transportation136136141
Utilities185185194

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Koolauloa is 3% higher than the Honolulu average
  • The cost of living in Koolauloa is 81% higher than the national average
  • Koolauloa housing is 173% 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)
      Household$82,125$6,844$1,916$2,464

      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

      ItemHonoluluNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.80$17.491.8%
      Beauty Salon $72.00$38.1788.6%
      Toothpaste $3.62$2.3256.0%
      Shampoo $1.76$1.0173.9%
      Movie $12.24$10.7214.1%
      Bowling $18.20$13.8631.3%

      Groceries

      ItemHonoluluNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $5.11$3.9031.0%
      Fried Chicken $2.14$1.4053.3%
      Milk $3.92$1.9699.8%
      Potatoes $10.17$3.18219.5%
      Pizza $13.99$10.3934.6%
      Beer $9.59$9.233.9%

      Health Care

      ItemHonoluluNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $176.10$106.3465.6%
      Doctor $149.60$115.2529.8%
      Dentist $102.00$98.383.7%
      Ibuprofen $13.41$9.2644.8%
      Lipitor $531.25$466.4713.9%

      Housing

      ItemHonoluluNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $601,500.00$184,700.00225.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $4,947.54$1,273.32288.6%
      Apartment Rent $1,357.00$949.0043.0%

      Transportation

      ItemHonoluluNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.60$2.5938.9%
      Tire Balancing $65.80$48.9034.6%

      Utilities

      ItemHonoluluNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$430.16$167.60156.7%
      Phone $173.45$163.426.1%
      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.
      Nanakuli, HI12,04214747%
      Waipio Acres, HI5,16915353%
      Kailua CDP (Hawaii County), HI13,61715757%
      Waimalu, HI13,47815757%
      Kawela Bay, HI27416363%
      Honolulu, HI349,59718181%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Aurora, CO351,1311055%
      Anaheim, CA346,77614343%
      Tampa, FL361,47797-3%
      Santa Ana, CA333,60513434%
      Bakersfield, CA367,55511616%
      Honolulu, HI349,59718181%
      Source: The Koolauloa, Honolulu, HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.