Cost of Living in Hilo, HI

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2248
$4662
🛋️ Without rent
$795
$2518
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1452
$2144
🍽️ Food
$597
$1558
🚐 Transport
$53.9
$150
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1709
😀 Quality of life
52
🏙️ Population
44.2K

The average cost of living in Hilo is $2248, which is in the top 3% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 285th out of 9294 in our global list, 220th out of 2202 in the United States, and 5th out of 9 in Hawaii.

The median after-tax salary is $1709, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months. Ranked 6079th (TOP 65%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2184th best city to live in the United States, and 9th most liveable city in Hawaii. With an estimated population of 44.2K, Hilo is the 1001st largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 4 km Hilo International Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 3.2 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1815 University of Hawaii at Hilo
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Prices in Hilo

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$75.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.03
 Cappuccino
$5.95
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.93
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1407
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1267
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2203
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1875
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$85.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$131
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$72.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.46%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2932
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2540
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$40.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.44
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.48
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$5.37
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.75
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.31
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.15
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.39
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.85
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.33
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.69
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$43.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$108
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$45.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$997
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8473

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