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A+ Kihei Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Kihei Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than Hawaii
16868% more expensive than the US average
17676% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Kihei cost of living
C Kihei Crime Total crime is 10% higher than Hawaii
Total crime
3,39823% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3023% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-23%Year over year crime is down
Kihei crime
C- Kihei Employment Household income is 5% lower than Hawaii
Median household income
$68,26723% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$31,8267% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%9% higher than the US average
Kihei employment
D- Kihei Housing Home value is 13% lower than Hawaii
Median home value
$469,300154% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,44152% higher than the US average
Home ownership
48%24% lower than the US average
Kihei real estate or Kihei rentals
C+ Kihei Schools HS graduation rate is equal to Hawaii
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
52%6% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
31:195% higher than the US average
Kihei K-12 schools

Living in Kihei, HI

Kihei, Hawaii is a mid-sized city with a population of 21,964 inhabitants. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 76% of the population considered married and 62% with kids under the age of 18, Kihei could be considered a very suitable city for families. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Kihei. With average one way commute time of only 21 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

Living in Kihei can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of Hawaii, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, cost of living, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Kihei and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Kihei to Hawaii and the national average.

Using data and statistics Kihei has received a livability score of 69 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 58th percentile when compared to all other cities. If we explore each of the categories individually, we see that Kihei ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A+). There are some categories that Kihei ranks poorly for, including: cost of living (F) and housing (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Kihei on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Assuming that Kihei meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Kihei. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Kihei are simply unattainable. The median home price for Kihei homes is $469,300, which is 12.8% lower than the Hawaii average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Kihei, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.9, which is 8% lower than the Hawaii average.

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Trapped in paradise

As a 60+ male with a violent life, I was made to feel very much in "high alert " mode the entire two weeks of stay in n. Kihei, hi. STRESS can kill over year's. Being tribal member of an Oregon tribe, I have been attacked by white folk monthly if not more. The stink eye is daily. THAT'S harsh. In this town I had zero respect from all colors and sex. The ' go lady's lesbian group was so 'in your face 'literally' had to hold my wife right with stern to aggressive behavior. No fun at all. Gangs of ethnic groups were very open and for the first time in my very extreme violent life, was shown a bare a** of a punk Filipino boy while trying to enjoy the evening sunset with wife and two grandsons. I did not leave as I believe was there intent to make me want to. I waited for a more avert show of physical violence to allow for a reaction in kind. I do not talk. Time is of the essence in violent incidents. Their "leader(s) came and talked to the punk while slowly edging away. My history shows on my body with a life to death and back 8day hospital stay from a stab wound to my stomach from a 9" Bowie' knife. I scheduled knives over punk disrespect any day. On top of aggressive lesbians to pond suck punks, the blatant approaches at the condo poolside for sexual encounters with other married(?) Couples really put my STRESS at an all time high. All my history which it lousy, (as in many -many) with violence yet Kihei were the worst. Kihei is a very closed in town making it difficult to find sanctuary that will be respected. Be aware people. At over 3000% higher crime than national average Kihei sucks. Even the boy' cops have no respect.
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Kihei, Hawaii: Vacation at home!

I could not imagine living in any other place than Kihei, Hawaii! Kilhei's has some of the most beautiful beaches and scenery in the world making it a wonderful place for a middle aged to older generation. Especially during it's warmest days, the beaches are the best place to relax.

Some of the best areas in Kihei are its beaches, whether the goal is to relax or to be adventurous. One of the best things to do for nature lovers is to go Whale watching at Maalaea Bay. Known as one of the top places in Kilhei is Molokini, an amazing dive spot for its clear waters. Overall, if you just moved here and want to go to any beach you may want to partake in snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, etc.

The more people live here, the more appreciate The Fourth Friday is. The community uses the fourth Friday together to listen to music, dances, and indulge in the wonderfully unique food trucks.
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Source: The Kihei, HI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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