According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Hilo has an overall cost of living index of 145 which is 1.4x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Hawaii, Hilo has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than Hawaii's index of 176.
The standard of living in Hilo ranks as #5724 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Hawaii. By definition, that implies Hilo ranks as the #682 most expensive place in the Aloha State.
|Living Expense||Hilo||Hawaii||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Hilo|
|Hawaiian Paradise Park, HI||11,479||140||1.0x|