Waimea CDP (Kauai County) 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.
IndexWaimea CDP (Kauai County)HawaiiNational
Cost of living index157176100
IndexWaimea CDP (Kauai County)HawaiiNational
Goods & Services index129129100
Groceries index152157100
Health care index119117100
Housing index183250100
Transportation index146141100
Utilities index203196100

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  • The cost of living in Waimea CDP (Kauai County) is 11% lower than the Hawaii average.
  • The cost of living in Waimea CDP (Kauai County) is 57% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Waimea CDP (Kauai County) is 83% 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$81,193$6,766$1,894$2,436
Renters$52,375$4,365$1,222$1,571

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

ItemWaimea CDP (Kauai County)National 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

ItemWaimea CDP (Kauai County)National 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

ItemWaimea CDP (Kauai County)National 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

ItemWaimea CDP (Kauai County)National avg.Difference
Home Price $378,300.00$184,700.00104.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,014.49$1,202.4467.5%
Apartment Rent $1,246.00$949.0031.3%

Transportation

ItemWaimea CDP (Kauai County)National avg.Difference
Gasoline $3.16$2.2440.9%
Tire Balancing $72.96$46.2957.6%

Utilities

ItemWaimea CDP (Kauai County)National 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.
Kukuihaele, HI31814141%
Honokaa, HI2,23814747%
Kapaau, HI1,93514949%
Hawi, HI1,31515252%
Halaula, HI63215353%
Waimea CDP (Kauai County), HI1,80415757%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Espy, PA1,80491-9%
Cheswick, PA1,80493-7%
Union City, OH1,80371-29%
Logansport, LA1,80581-19%
New Chicago, IN1,80595-5%
Waimea CDP (Kauai County), HI1,80415757%
Source: The Waimea CDP (Kauai County), HI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.