Pahala 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.
IndexPahalaHawaiiNational
Cost of living index132176100
IndexPahalaHawaiiNational
Goods & Services index129129100
Groceries index152157100
Health care index119117100
Housing index102250100
Transportation index146141100
Utilities index203196100

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  • The cost of living in Pahala is 25% lower than the Hawaii average.
  • The cost of living in Pahala is 32% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pahala is 2% 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$52,250$4,354$1,219$1,568
Renters$26,042$2,170$608$781

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

ItemPahalaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.17$16.0924.3%
Beauty Salon $31.47$37.3315.7%
Toothpaste $4.08$2.4566.9%
Shampoo $1.72$1.0072.2%
Movie $10.04$10.282.3%
Bowling $13.87$4.93181.2%

Groceries

ItemPahalaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.25$3.8011.8%
Fried Chicken $2.19$1.4056.7%
Milk $3.21$2.0159.7%
Potatoes $4.25$3.0141.2%
Pizza $12.30$9.8924.4%
Beer $7.78$8.9012.6%

Health Care

ItemPahalaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $136.85$102.1634.0%
Doctor $133.68$108.3623.4%
Dentist $112.79$92.5321.9%
Ibuprofen $13.01$9.2840.2%
Lipitor $398.63$425.826.4%

Housing

ItemPahalaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $210,800.00$184,700.0014.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,014.49$1,202.4467.5%
Apartment Rent $693.00$949.0027.0%

Transportation

ItemPahalaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.16$2.2440.9%
Tire Balancing $72.96$46.2957.6%

Utilities

ItemPahalaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$431.66$165.96160.1%
Phone $39.39$28.6837.3%
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.
Naalehu, HI1,06212929%
Waiohinu, HI16813535%
Discovery Harbour, HI1,12813535%
Pahala, HI1,34113232%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Mexico Beach, FL1,3411022%
Hawley, PA1,34192-8%
Winnebago, MN1,34185-15%
Harper, KS1,34083-17%
Califon, NJ1,34013131%
Pahala, HI1,34113232%
Source: The Pahala, HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.