Waimalu, HI Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
161
Waimalu's Overall Cost Of Living
1.6x
Higher Than The National Average
8 out of 50
In Hawaii
6,015 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 Waimalu is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Waimalu, HI?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Waimalu has an overall cost of living index of 161 which is 1.6x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Hawaii, Waimalu has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Hawaii's index of 180.

The standard of living in Waimalu ranks as #6,018 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Hawaii. By definition, that implies Waimalu ranks as the #400 most expensive place in the Aloha State.

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Waimalu Cost Of Living Vs. Hawaii

Living Expense Waimalu Hawaii National Average
Overall 161 180 100
Services 128 129 100
Groceries 170 162 100
Health 112 115 100
Housing 194 251 100
Transportation 146 146 100
Utilities 203 203 100
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Waimalu Cost of Living Vs. HI

Waimalu, 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.

$453,500
Median Home Value
$1,760
Median Rent
$75,560
Median Income
Statistic Waimalu Hawaii United States
Median Home Value $453,500 $636,400 $229,800
Median Rent $1,760 $1,651 $1,096
Median Income $75,560 $83,173 $64,994
Home Value To Income 6.0x 7.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.28x 0.24x 0.2x

Detailed Waimalu Services Costs Vs. Hawaii

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

Detailed Waimalu Groceries Costs Vs. Hawaii

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

Detailed Waimalu Health Costs Vs. Hawaii

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

Detailed Waimalu Transportation Costs Vs. Hawaii

Item Waimalu 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 Waimalu Utilities Costs Vs. Hawaii

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

Waimalu SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
10
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
6

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Waimalu

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Waimalu
East Honolulu, HI 47,132 223 1.4x
Waipahu, HI 38,276 181 1.1x
Kaneohe, HI 33,540 196 1.2x
Kapolei, HI 21,541 173 1.1x
Mililani Mauka, HI 19,808 194 1.2x
Ocean Pointe, HI 15,688 196 1.2x
Halawa, HI 13,953 192 1.2x
Royal Kunia, HI 13,857 191 1.2x
Waipio, HI 10,745 176 1.1x
Aiea, HI 9,730 204 1.3x

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