Cost of Living in Honolulu

Summary about cost of living in Honolulu, HI, United States:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.78 $ 12.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 82.50 $ 60.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 9.00-14.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 5.00-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $ 8.00-13.50
Cappuccino (regular) 5.47 $ 3.00-8.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.39 $ 1.85-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.04 $ 1.00-3.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.28 $ 5.29-12.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.73 $ 4.50-7.99
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.93 $ 1.25-8.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.88 $ 4.00-11.28
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.91 $ 5.00-15.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.63 $ 3.50-12.99
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.66 $ 5.50-14.00
Apples (1 lb) 3.18 $ 1.79-5.00
Banana (1 lb) 2.10 $ 1.19-4.99
Oranges (1 lb) 2.78 $ 1.00-5.00
Tomato (1 lb) 3.36 $ 1.79-4.99
Potato (1 lb) 2.51 $ 1.00-6.89
Onion (1 lb) 2.16 $ 1.00-3.99
Lettuce (1 head) 3.92 $ 2.00-5.39
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.55 $ 1.69-4.29
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.49 $ 10.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.27 $ 2.14-4.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.35 $ 2.00-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $ 10.00-14.99
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 2.75-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $ 70.00-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.15-5.80
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.55 $ 3.00-3.60
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 48.00 $ 30.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.10 $ 4.75-5.69
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 $ 22,000.00-31,770.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,755.22 $ 20,000.00-25,185.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 289.45 $ 200.00-500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.34 $ 0.10-0.25
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.83 $ 50.00-90.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.77 $ 15.00-96.37
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 38.33 $ 25.00-60.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 12.00-20.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,233.33 $ 1,100.00-1,400.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,800.00 $ 20,000.00-33,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.25 $ 30.00-85.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.75 $ 30.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 105.00 $ 75.00-135.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 145.57 $ 70.00-250.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,133.53 $ 1,750.00-2,600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,778.12 $ 1,300.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,885.71 $ 3,000.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,216.67 $ 2,500.00-4,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 742.99 $ 600.00-999.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 548.33 $ 440.00-600.00
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,858.84 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.81 5.43-7.50

Prices in Honolulu, Hawaii

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Last update: March 2023
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9 Comments so far
Anonymous on Dec 03, 2022:
Correction on previous post $400 to REGISTER a beat up 2009 car with 12000 miles and ready to die.
Gary on Dec 03, 2022:
I'm a single male living in a small 1 brm for 1110.00 a month incl prkng right next to an extremely loud freeway onramp - and it's a STEAL. Yet my monthly Social Security check is way too low to cover all my everyday needs. A beat up 2009 car will cost me nearly $400 bucks! I'm a month behind on rent and I go to a local foodbank because the cost of groceries is ridiculously HIGH. A gallon of milk is 7.00 on sale! Eggs are just as unbelievable, and we're talking mainland eggs. Local eggs and milk are a premium splurge here. You'd think there is a shortage of cows and chickens! A $6.00 loaf of white bread?? Not to mention a food tax of nearly five percent. Now I, Kanaka Maoli, need to move to Cincinnati... Auwe!
Leonardo on Apr 22, 2022:
Very interesting comments about living in the state of Hawai'i. I am a graduate of the university of Hawai'i at Manoa, lived in Honolulu for maybe ten years; even back then there were issues with housing, Aala Park was an homeless encampment then too. But now Hawai'i seems even more difficult to live in or even to be born there, I even read some place that the ocean is claiming the land by the southshore in Waikiki. Let's hope things get better the aina and everyone that lives in that beautiful land. Aloha...
Anonymous on Apr 18, 2022:
Please don't move here. People who have lived here for generations, including myself, have been effectively forced off the island because of how little we are paid and how much it costs. I feel that we are exploited. Our local culture has been mocked and marketed by people who come here thinking they're moving to paradise, but are disillusioned by eating with chopsticks and not everyone speaking perfect English. Military men beating up locals because of what they're wearing; snowbirds who leave an empty home here for more than 6 months at a time while there's a housing crisis; hikers trampling and littering on trails so heavily they need to be closed- and then ignoring that closure. It's tiring. Long gone are the days of sharing your fruits with your neighbors, instead people try to sell their bounty. The winds have changed, they are hot and foul.
Anonymous on May 05, 2021:
When comparing the cost of living in Hawaii we have to be more specific. So, for instance, I’d pick honolulu and compare the cost of living there to San Francisco bay area where I currently reside and had been living here for the past 40 years. The cost of living in the bay area is by far a lot higher than Honolulu. A two bdrm 1 bath apartment in a decent neighborhood starts from $2500 and up. A typical 4 bdrm single family home in the area where I live starts at over $800K. I pay $500 monthly utility bill with 4household members living in a 1434 sqft. single family home. My Annual prop tax is around $14K. I spend over $800 in grocery. Need I say more? So, the cost of living in Honolulu is nothing compare to where I live. Also, please stop saying it is cheaper to live in the mainland. Be more specific and don’t generalize because it will create false expectations.
M on Mar 30, 2021:
If your here trying to raise a family and your household income is under $100,000 a year consider moving to the mainland. If you're not in the islands already, consider not coming. There are a lot of great things about Hawaii, but the prices of food, housing, electricity and daily living are pretty crazy. If you have a household income of only 50,000 - 80,000 a year and you don't already own property here you will probably be living pay check to pay check, unless you are single and have kids, you'll end up nearly broke living here.
Lady P on Dec 04, 2019:
Hello my husband will be stationed in 2 months in Honolulu Hawaii. I am coming from Georgia I have no children just a dog. If anyone can tell me about the military life on Schofield base Honolulu Hawaii I would really appreciate it thanks in advance
Steve Smith on Aug 23, 2019:
The ongoing trend for migration to Hawaii is living on the beach as permanent campers. No taxes and no rent. Parolees from the U.S. mainland receive a one way ticket to anywhere there choose and many choose Hawaii as the weather is great and virtually no cost or a very low cost of living as the ancient hawaiians once did. Many of the military stay on Hawaii beaches once discharged from active duty. you also have the locals that save a ton of money by living the outdoor paradise lifestyle of yore. The laws and police are very weak in Hawaii so the worst thing that happens is campers get asked to vacate every so often and they just move camp elsewhere. You must be an outdoorsy type for this alternative lifestyle however it has become a very popular trend on the islands with hundreds of new outdoor residents relocating to Hawaii every month. Many buy an older and cheap van to sleep in as overnight street parking is permitted in many areas in Hawaii. Permanent campers use the beach bath houses for showers, sinks and toilets. Churches provide meals.
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