Travel budget in Hawaii

Hawaii: calculate your travel budget

Hawaii: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Hawaii for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 158 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 3229*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 340 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 50 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 7289*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 460 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 88 per person
  • $ 45 per person
  • $ 33 per person

Total budget:

$ 11040*

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).



Cost of living in Hawaii in 2023

Cost of living: Hawaii VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Hawaii in 2023 is 50% higher than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Hawaii by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Hawaii compared to the national average.

Cities /Hawaii View Details
Kahului 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kahului
Honolulu (Oahu) 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Honolulu (Oahu)
Kailua 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kailua
Pearl City 13% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Pearl City
Waipahu 16% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Waipahu
Hilo 21% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Hilo

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Local prices in Hawaii by expense type

Hawaii: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Hawaii is 13% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 21/person
($ 14 to $ 28)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 45/person
($ 34 to $ 55)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 11/person
($ 9.9 to $ 14)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 7.6 for 500ml
($ 5.5 to $ 11)

41% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.6 for 330ml
($ 2.2 to $ 6.6)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 6/cup
($ 3.3 to $ 8.8)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.6/can
($ 2 to $ 3.3)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.3/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 3.3)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Hawaii: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Hawaii is 103% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 159/night
($ 158 to $ 158)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 298/night
($ 250 to $ 377)

105% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 146
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 383/night
($ 286 to $ 530)

84% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 208
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 537/night
($ 385 to $ 831)

77% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 305
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 1400/night
($ 1056 to $ 2157)

115% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 653
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 158/month
($ 158 to $ 158)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 131
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 486/month
($ 386 to $ 610)

147% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 198
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 573/month
($ 312 to $ 1115)

208% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 374/month
($ 297 to $ 488)

50% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 250
Family room
Family room
$ 570/month
($ 354 to $ 1005)

199% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

Hawaii: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Hawaii is 66% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2.6)

83% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 6.8/500g
($ 5.5 to $ 9.4)

92% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 8.1/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 21)

80% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 6.5/12 eggs
($ 4.4 to $ 7.6)

52% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 20/kg
($ 8.5 to $ 33)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Apples
Apples
$ 8.1/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 13)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 8/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 13)

62% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 5.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 15)

94% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.7
($ 2 to $ 4.8)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Hawaii: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Hawaii is 28% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.3/ticket
($ 3 to $ 5.5)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.4/km
($ 2 to $ 2.5)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.7)

37% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.8
($ 3.5 to $ 6.3)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 47/24hrs
($ 18 to $ 104)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

Hawaii: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Hawaii is 67% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 17/ticket
($ 14 to $ 23)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 44/hr
($ 28 to $ 67)

108% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21

Hawaii: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Hawaii is 24% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 14/pack
($ 11 to $ 16)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 55
($ 34 to $ 95)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 54
($ 34 to $ 89)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Honolulu (Oahu)
Los Angeles  → Honolulu (Oahu)
Los Angeles  → Honolulu (Oahu)
$ 400
(fair price: $ 345)
New York City → Honolulu (Oahu)
New York City → Honolulu (Oahu)
New York City → Honolulu (Oahu)
$ 813
(fair price: $ 649)
Sydney → Honolulu (Oahu)
Sydney → Honolulu (Oahu)
Sydney → Honolulu (Oahu)
$ 938
(fair price: $ 770)
London → Honolulu (Oahu)
London → Honolulu (Oahu)
London → Honolulu (Oahu)
$ 1177
(fair price: $ 1005)
Montreal → Honolulu (Oahu)
Montreal → Honolulu (Oahu)
Montreal → Honolulu (Oahu)
$ 676
(fair price: $ 573)
Melbourne → Honolulu (Oahu)
Melbourne → Honolulu (Oahu)
Melbourne → Honolulu (Oahu)
$ 1074
(fair price: $ 813)
Manchester → New York City
Manchester → New York City
Manchester → New York City
$ 543
(fair price: $ 487)
London → New York City
London → New York City
London → New York City
$ 443
(fair price: $ 418)
Dublin → New York City
Dublin → New York City
Dublin → New York City
$ 452
(fair price: $ 409)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
$ 231
(fair price: $ 153)
London → Miami (Florida)
London → Miami (Florida)
London → Miami (Florida)
$ 567
(fair price: $ 521)
Toronto (Ontario) → New York City
Toronto (Ontario) → New York City
Toronto (Ontario) → New York City
$ 212
(fair price: $ 192)


About the information on the cost of living in Hawaii

The information about the cost of living in Hawaii shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Hawaii updated on 29-01-2023.

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