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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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.