Kawela Bay 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.
IndexKawela BayHawaiiNational
Cost of living index163176100
IndexKawela BayHawaiiNational
Goods & Services index126127100
Groceries index161156100
Health care index120120100
Housing index211250100
Transportation index136141100
Utilities index185194100

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  • The cost of living in Kawela Bay is 7% lower than the Hawaii average.
  • The cost of living in Kawela Bay is 63% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kawela Bay is 111% 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$83,500$6,958$1,948$2,505
Renters$32,083$2,674$749$963

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

ItemKawela BayNational 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

ItemKawela BayNational 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

ItemKawela BayNational 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

ItemKawela BayNational avg.Difference
Home Price $405,600.00$184,700.00119.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $4,947.54$1,273.32288.6%
Apartment Rent $1,821.00$949.0091.9%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemKawela BayNational 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.
Makaha Valley, HI1,63113030%
Kahuku, HI2,48616565%
Whitmore Village, HI4,57016767%
Wahiawa, HI17,69616969%
Punaluu, HI1,12217575%
Kawela Bay, HI27416363%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Allen, MI27477-23%
Tillar, AR27481-19%
Mansfield, WA27488-12%
New Hampton, MO27479-21%
Womelsdorf (Coalton), WV27479-21%
Kawela Bay, HI27416363%
Source: The Kawela Bay, HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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