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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Hilo, Hawaii is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Hilo, Hawaii is more expensive.

Overall, Hilo, Hawaii cost of living is 133.20.

  COST OF LIVINGHilo, HawaiiUnited States
  Overall  133100
  Grocery  153100
  Health  122100
  Housing  133100
  Utilities  168100
  Transportation  128100
  Miscellaneous  121100


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Hele On County Buses
The bus system is free to ride on for the entire island! It is a great way to save money and to get... (read more)
Beautiful Hilo, Hi
Hilo Hawaii is one of the beautiful locations in the world. With an average of over 100 inches a year and tropical climate it is stunning with green. Very old and small... (read more)
Some good, some not so good
Great place to raise a family; relatively safe, most crime is property related. Small town type of atmosphere. SOme interesting international flavored (mostly Asia... (read more)
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re: A great small city - 12/19/2006
I am a teen living in hilo and I dont think its boring at all, you just have to know how to utilize what you have on an island mainly the beach and all the different... (read more)
Nice place to live
Actually I live in Japan now, but Hilo was a great place to live. Really laid back and local. The only thing is it rains a lot, but when the sun's out it's much more... (read more)
A great small city
Hilo is on the move, as is the entire Big Island. But, for now, it remains a great small city to meet people and raise of family. Teenagers will be bored, claiming... (read more)
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