Hawaii gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living index of 165.7, which means the total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities is 65.7 percent higher than the U.S. average and 65.7 percent lower than the average for Hawaii.
A typical home costs $800,200, which is 136.7 percent more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 136.7 percent more expensive than the average Hawaii home, at $338,100. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Hawaii costs $2,130 per month, which is 49.0 percent more than the national average of $1,430 and close to the state average of $2,130.
To live comfortably in Hawaii, a minimum annual income of $153,360 for a family, and $65,600 for a single person is recommended.
Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Hawaii is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Hawaii, Hawaii is more expensive.
Hawaii cost of living is 165.7