Lihue, HI Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
176
Lihue's Overall Cost Of Living
1.8x
Higher Than The National Average
25 out of 50
In Hawaii
6,186 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Lihue is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Lihue, HI?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Lihue has an overall cost of living index of 176 which is 1.8x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Hawaii, Lihue has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Hawaii's index of 180.

The standard of living in Lihue ranks as #6,191 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Hawaii. By definition, that implies Lihue ranks as the #228 most expensive place in the Aloha State.

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Lihue Cost Of Living Vs. Hawaii

Living Expense Lihue Hawaii National Average
Overall 176 180 100
Services 130 129 100
Groceries 169 162 100
Health 113 115 100
Housing 237 251 100
Transportation 145 146 100
Utilities 200 203 100
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Lihue Cost of Living Vs. HI

Lihue, HI Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Hawaii, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$635,700
Median Home Value
$1,518
Median Rent
$82,057
Median Income
Statistic Lihue Hawaii United States
Median Home Value $635,700 $636,400 $229,800
Median Rent $1,518 $1,651 $1,096
Median Income $82,057 $83,173 $64,994
Home Value To Income 7.7x 7.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Lihue Services Costs Vs. Hawaii

Item Lihue Hawaii
Shampoo $1.65 $1.06
Movie $12.94 $10.68
Bowling $20.07 $14.67

Detailed Lihue Groceries Costs Vs. Hawaii

Item Lihue Hawaii
Ground Beef $5.63 $4.22
Fried Chicken $2.45 $1.39
Milk $4.31 $2.05

Detailed Lihue Health Costs Vs. Hawaii

Item Lihue Hawaii
Haircut $16.4 $18.62
Beauty Salon $70.0 $39.05
Toothpaste $3.13 $2.34

Detailed Lihue Transportation Costs Vs. Hawaii

Item Lihue Hawaii
Potatoes $9.94 $3.29
Pizza $14.99 $10.62
Beer $9.79 $9.38
Optometrist $195.37 $108.57
Doctor $145.88 $116.17
Dentist $86.68 $99.13

Detailed Lihue Utilities Costs Vs. Hawaii

Item Lihue Hawaii
Gasoline $3.3 $2.22
Tire Balancing $66.85 $50.07
All Electricity $470.38 $167.67
Phone $178.27 $175.64

Lihue SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
8
Commute
10

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Lihue

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Lihue
Kapaa, HI 9,961 172 1.0x
Wailua Homesteads, HI 6,301 182 1.0x
Kalaheo, HI 5,333 188 1.1x

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