These Are The 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Hawaii For 2018


We used data and science to determine which places in Hawaii go easy on your wallet.

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A wise sage once said:

“She works hard for the money…”

And these places in Hawaii definitely treat her right.

You see, these are the places in Hawaii where the cost of living is the lowest; where your salary goes the furthest. And when if you have the luxury of choosing where to live in the Aloha State, then the cost of living should play a role in the decision.

So we did the hard for you and crunched the numbers to find the cities that have lower food, energy, and housing costs. After the dust settled on our analysis of the 45 largest places in Hawaii, we were left with this set of the best value for your money.

Here are the 10 cheapest places to live in Hawaii for 2018:

  1. West Loch Estate (Homes For Sale)
  2. Nanakuli (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Waianae (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Makaha (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Ewa Villages (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Maili (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Waimalu (Homes For Sale)
  8. Ewa Beach (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Napili-Honokowai (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Waimanalo (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So listen up Holualoa (the most expensive place in Hawaii) as we explain how we created this ranking. You could learn some things from the rest of the state.

And if you already knew these places were cheap, check out some more reading about Hawaii and the cheapest places in the country:

How We Determined The Cheapest Places To Live In The Aloha State For 2018

Map Of The Cheapest Places To Live In Hawaii
There are basic necessities that you have to buy no matter where in the country you live. Those things include:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Gas
  • Health Insurance
  • Utilities
  • Transportation

You can then compare the cost of these things in each of the places in Hawaii to figure out which is the least expensive.

What you are left with is a “Cost of Living Index” that normalizes to 100 for an average place in the United States.

So we used that cost of living index in order to rank all of the 45 places in Hawaii that have more than 5,000 people.

And just so you can better understand how the cost of living index works, 100 is the average cost of a place in the United States. A score of 90 means that the place cost 10% less than average. A score of 90 means it’s 10% less expensive.

San Francisco has a score of 243 meaning it’s almost 2.5 times as expensive as the average place in the country.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,076
Services: 91
Groceries: 97
Health Care: 101
Housing: 244
Transportation: 87
Utilities: 100
More on West Loch Estate: Real Estate | Data

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Nanakuli, HI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,803
Services: 122
Groceries: 154
Health Care: 110
Housing: 147
Transportation: 153
Utilities: 217
More on Nanakuli: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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Waianae, HI

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,052
Services: 122
Groceries: 154
Health Care: 110
Housing: 163
Transportation: 153
Utilities: 217
More on Waianae: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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Makaha, HI

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,204
Services: 122
Groceries: 154
Health Care: 110
Housing: 164
Transportation: 153
Utilities: 217
More on Makaha: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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Ewa Villages, HI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,885
Services: 122
Groceries: 154
Health Care: 110
Housing: 184
Transportation: 153
Utilities: 217
More on Ewa Villages: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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Maili, HI

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,452
Services: 122
Groceries: 154
Health Care: 110
Housing: 184
Transportation: 153
Utilities: 217
More on Maili: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 13,637
Services: 122
Groceries: 154
Health Care: 110
Housing: 198
Transportation: 153
Utilities: 217
More on Waimalu: Real Estate | Data

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Ewa Beach, HI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,881
Services: 122
Groceries: 154
Health Care: 110
Housing: 205
Transportation: 153
Utilities: 217
More on Ewa Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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Napili-Honokowai, HI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,155
Services: 122
Groceries: 154
Health Care: 110
Housing: 208
Transportation: 153
Utilities: 217
More on Napili-Honokowai: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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Waimanalo, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,222
Services: 122
Groceries: 154
Health Care: 110
Housing: 216
Transportation: 153
Utilities: 217
More on Waimanalo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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There You Have It Mr. Or Mrs. Hawaii Cheapskate

If you’re looking at the cost of living numbers in Hawaii, this is an accurate list of the cheapest places to call home.

Here’s a look at the most expensive cities in Hawaii according to the data:

  1. Holualoa
  2. Kalaoa
  3. Waikoloa Village

For more Hawaii reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Cheapest Places In Hawaii

Rank City CheapScore Population Services Groceries Health Care
1 West Loch Estate 5.0 6,076 91 97 101
2 Nanakuli 18.25 12,803 122 154 110
3 Waianae 18.58 12,052 122 154 110
4 Makaha 18.75 8,204 122 154 110
5 Ewa Villages 19.0 6,885 122 154 110
6 Maili 19.0 8,452 122 154 110
7 Waimalu 19.25 13,637 122 154 110
8 Ewa Beach 19.42 14,881 122 154 110
9 Napili-Honokowai 19.58 6,155 122 154 110
10 Waimanalo 19.92 5,222 122 154 110
11 Waikele 20.08 7,622 122 154 110
12 Ewa Gentry 20.25 22,683 122 154 110
13 Kapaa 20.42 10,031 122 154 110
14 Wahiawa 20.58 16,545 122 154 110
15 Waipio 20.75 11,740 122 154 110
16 Lihue 20.92 7,489 122 154 110
17 Waihee-Waiehu 21.17 10,248 122 154 110
18 Wailuku 21.42 15,620 122 154 110
19 Waipahu 21.58 40,531 122 154 110
20 Makakilo 21.92 17,750 122 154 110
21 Kihei 22.25 21,556 122 154 110
22 Kahului 22.42 26,072 122 154 110
23 Kapolei 22.58 14,154 122 154 110
24 Ocean Pointe 22.75 7,359 122 154 110
25 Makawao 22.92 7,157 122 154 110
26 Halawa 23.08 14,132 122 154 110
27 Lahaina 23.25 10,669 122 154 110
28 Mililani Town 23.42 28,115 122 154 110
29 Pukalani 23.58 7,631 122 154 110
30 Pearl City 23.75 47,075 122 154 110
31 Ahuimanu 23.92 8,725 122 154 110
32 Mililani Mauka 24.17 21,419 122 154 110
33 Royal Kunia 24.17 14,952 122 154 110
34 Kaneohe 24.42 34,030 122 154 110
35 Haiku-Pauwela 24.58 8,539 122 154 110
36 Laie 24.75 5,560 122 154 110
37 Aiea 24.92 9,077 122 154 110
38 Kula 25.08 6,925 122 154 110
39 East Honolulu 25.25 49,242 122 154 110
40 Wailea 25.42 6,330 122 154 110
41 Hawaiian Paradise Park 32.75 9,427 130 158 112
42 Hilo 33.08 45,158 130 158 112
43 Waikoloa Village 34.42 6,154 130 158 112
44 Kalaoa 35.83 10,078 130 158 112
45 Holualoa 36.42 9,709 130 158 112

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