Cost of Living in Honolulu, Hawaii

Cost of Living in Honolulu, HI is

88% higher

than the National Average

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Enter your current job title and salary below to see what you would need to earn in Honolulu, Hawaii in order to maintain your standard of living. Plus, see the median salary for your job title in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Whether you're considering relocation to Honolulu, Hawaii or just curious about the cost of living in Honolulu, Hawaii, the PayScale Cost of Living Calculator is the place to begin your research. When looking at the cost of living charts below, be sure to pay attention to the housing expense category. Housing costs and mortgage rates can vary by city because local banks can have different mortgage rates from their national competition. If you are serious about relocation to Honolulu, Hawaii, you might want to investigate local mortgage rate options before you put your house up for sale.

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Cost of Living in Hawaii: Honolulu

Honolulu, Hawaii is not merely a place for vacations. Many people choose to live in Hawaii, enjoying the warm sunshine and beautiful ocean views of the "Aloha State" year-round. This amazing locale does not come without an added cost, however, as the Cost of Living in Honolulu is about 65 percent higher than the national average. The cost of housing alone is extremely high in comparison to the national average, as are the costs of utilities, groceries, health care and transportation. There's no question that the cost of living in Hawaii is high compared to many other places. If you're considering a move to Honolulu or another Hawaiian city, it might be most helpful to see how the cost of living there compares to the cost of living in your current location. You can use PayScale’s Cost of Living Calculator to get a cost of living comparison between your city and Honolulu, Hawaii.

Salaries in Honolulu, Hawaii

Sunny weather, recreational opportunities, and beautiful landscapes are all great reasons to live in Hawaii. Before packing your bags, though, take some time to research salaries in order to get a better idea of what it would really be like to live there. Looking at median Salaries in Honolulu, we can see that administrative assistants earn a median annual salary of around $30,000. For registered nurses, that figure is around $59,000 and for lawyers, it's around $83,000. According to PayScale's chart showing Honolulu Salaries by Industry, higher paying industries include health care, information technology, and construction. Honolulu may be the largest metropolitan area in Hawaii, but how do it's wages compare to those in other areas? Take a look at the chart showing median Salaries in Hawaii by City to find out.

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