Kailua 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.
IndexKailuaHawaiiNational
Cost of living index220176100
IndexKailuaHawaiiNational
Goods & Services index129129100
Groceries index162157100
Health care index116117100
Housing index397250100
Transportation index135141100
Utilities index189196100

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  • The cost of living in Kailua is 25% higher than the Hawaii average.
  • The cost of living in Kailua is 120% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kailua is 297% 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)
Owners$120,040$10,003$2,801$3,602
Renters$82,963$6,914$1,936$2,489

Hawaii Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Hawaii4.166%4.712%

Hawaii Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Hawaii1.4%8.25%

Goods & Services

ItemKailuaNational 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%

Groceries

ItemKailuaNational 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

ItemKailuaNational 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%

Housing

ItemKailuaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $862,100.00$184,700.00366.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,688.71$1,202.44206.8%
Apartment Rent $2,225.00$949.00134.5%

Transportation

ItemKailuaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.98$2.2432.6%
Tire Balancing $64.84$46.2940.1%

Utilities

ItemKailuaNational 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.
Kailua CDP (Hawaii County), HI13,61715858%
Waimalu, HI13,47815959%
Waimanalo Beach, HI4,22716161%
Punaluu, HI1,12217777%
Waimanalo, HI6,29617979%
Kailua, HI38,514220120%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Severna Park, MD38,51414646%
Stanton, CA38,59412727%
Lancaster, TX38,42691-9%
Muskogee, OK38,60579-21%
Rock Island, IL38,64789-11%
Kailua, HI38,514220120%
Source: The Kailua, HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.