Cost of living in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Summary of cost of living in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $5,464
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $3,130
  • Cost of living in Honolulu, Hawaii is more expensive than in 90% of cities in USA (7 out of 60)
  • Cost of living in Honolulu, Hawaii is more expensive than in 90% of cities in N. America (8 out of 73)
  • Cost of living in Honolulu, Hawaii is more expensive than in 93% of cities in the World (19 out of 267)

List of prices in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.69
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.70
12 eggs, large $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.81
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.70
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.77
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $5.90
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $18
2 liters of coca-cola $3.09
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $3.38
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,449
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $2,047
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $208
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $2,143
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,629
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $153
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $50
40” flat screen tv $281
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $147
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $15
Hourly rate for cleaning help $23
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $51
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $51
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $98
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $125
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $29,804
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.98
Monthly ticket public transport $69
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $18
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $16
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $135
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.86
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.84
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.42
Tube of toothpaste $2.00
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $21
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $54
2 tickets to the movies $26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $128
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $60
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.08
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $434
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.53
1 month of gym membership in business district $72
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 567 prices entered by 134 different people.
Latest price update: February 22, 2020

Honolulu position in our World Ranking

the world
19th
out of 267
n. america
8th
out of 73
usa
7th
out of 60

Cheapest and most expensive products in Honolulu compared to other cities:

the world
1st
the world
4th
the world
5th
the world
5th
n. america
1st
n. america
1st

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