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Overall 27%
Goods & Services 27%
Housing 3%
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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.
IndexMakaha ValleyHawaiiNational
Cost of living127176100
Goods & Services127130100
Groceries153155100
Health care115122100
Housing103250100
Transportation133142100
Utilities164187100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Makaha Valley is 28% lower than the Hawaii average
  • The cost of living in Makaha Valley is 27% higher than the national average
  • Makaha Valley housing is 3% 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)
      Owners$67,344$5,612$1,571$2,021
      Renters$43,500$3,625$1,015$1,305

      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

      ItemMakaha ValleyNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $15.87$20.2721.7%
      Beauty Salon $66.60$40.3964.9%
      Toothpaste $3.25$2.3637.9%
      Shampoo $1.83$1.0870.0%
      Movie $14.92$10.9935.8%
      Bowling $19.60$15.4926.5%

      Groceries

      ItemMakaha ValleyNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $5.44$4.3026.5%
      Fried Chicken $2.24$1.4060.1%
      Milk $3.92$2.2078.1%
      Potatoes $9.23$3.22186.8%
      Pizza $14.99$10.7439.6%
      Beer $9.56$9.600.4%

      Health Care

      ItemMakaha ValleyNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $205.02$109.7386.8%
      Doctor $151.37$118.3427.9%
      Dentist $85.30$100.9415.5%
      Ibuprofen $12.87$9.9329.6%
      Lipitor $504.60$469.537.5%

      Housing

      ItemMakaha ValleyNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $168,400.00$184,700.008.8%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $4,211.64$1,229.62242.5%
      Apartment Rent $1,228.00$949.0029.4%

      Transportation

      ItemMakaha ValleyNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.67$2.7135.5%
      Tire Balancing $67.51$51.8630.2%

      Utilities

      ItemMakaha ValleyNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$369.53$170.84116.3%
      Phone $181.65$187.183.0%
      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

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Kalaeloa, HI813737.3%
      Waianae, HI13,42614443.5%
      Nanakuli, HI12,04214443.7%
      Makaha, HI8,93414847.7%
      Waipio Acres, HI5,16914949.4%
      Makaha Valley, HI1,63112726.9%

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      Bodfish, CA1,630972.9%
      Los Ranchos, CA1,630214113.7%
      Shelburne Falls, MA1,6321098.8%
      Makaha Valley, HI1,63112726.9%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.