Pukalani 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.
IndexPukalaniHawaiiNational
Cost of living index180176100
IndexPukalaniHawaiiNational
Goods & Services index129129100
Groceries index162157100
Health care index116117100
Housing index264250100
Transportation index135141100
Utilities index189196100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Pukalani, HI. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Pukalani, HI being 180, that puts it 2% higher than the average of Hawaii and 80% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Pukalani, HI, the price of goods and services are equal to the average of Hawaii as well as 29% higher than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Pukalani is 2% higher than the Hawaii average.
  • The cost of living in Pukalani is 80% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pukalani is 164% 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$102,037$8,503$2,381$3,061
Renters$63,457$5,288$1,481$1,904
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Pukalani, HI, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Pukalani, HI homeowners have a median income of $102,037. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,381 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $63,457, which means there is a maximum of $1,481 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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%
The Hawaii sales tax and Hawaii income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Pukalani, HI. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Hawaii sales tax is 4.166% and the maximum surtax is 4.712%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Hawaii income tax rates range from 1.4% to 8.25%.

Goods & Services

ItemPukalaniNational 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

ItemPukalaniNational 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

ItemPukalaniNational 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

ItemPukalaniNational avg.Difference
Home Price $594,100.00$184,700.00221.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,688.71$1,202.44206.8%
Apartment Rent $1,241.00$949.0030.8%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemPukalaniNational 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.
Haliimaile, HI1,08215959%
Maalaea, HI33916161%
Waihee-Waiehu, HI9,17716161%
Wailuku, HI16,17916464%
Keokea, HI2,02116464%
Pukalani, HI8,33218080%

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Breaux Bridge, LA8,33193-7%
Mason, MI8,33482-18%
Oak Grove, MN8,33411414%
Bath, ME8,3341022%
Roxboro, NC8,32979-21%
Pukalani, HI8,33218080%
Source: The Pukalani, HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.