Hilo, HI Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
145
Hilo's Overall Cost Of Living
1.4x
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Hilo is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Hilo, HI?

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.

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Hilo Cost Of Living Vs. Hawaii

Living Expense Hilo Hawaii National Average
Overall 145 176 100
Services 129 127 100
Groceries 152 156 100
Health 119 120 100
Housing 144 250 100
Transportation 146 141 100
Utilities 203 194 100
For more reading on cost of living around Hawaii, check out:
Hilo Cost of Living Vs. HI

Hilo, 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.

$319,100
Median Home Value
$1,013
Median Rent
$60,120
Median Income
Statistic Hilo Hawaii United States
Median Home Value $319,100 $587,700 $204,900
Median Rent $1,013 $1,566 $1,023
Median Income $60,120 $78,084 $60,293
Home Value To Income 5.3x 7.5x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.24x 0.2x

Hilo SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
10
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
8.5
Commute
9

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