Honolulu (Oahu) travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Honolulu (Oahu)

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Honolulu (Oahu) for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 150 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 3098*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 261 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 52 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 6187*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 356 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 86 per person
  • $ 47 per person
  • $ 31 per person

Total budget:

$ 9519*

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).



Cost of living in Honolulu (Oahu) compared to United States in 2024

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Honolulu (Oahu) in 2024 is 31% higher than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Honolulu (Oahu) in 2024 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Honolulu (Oahu) by expense type

Restaurant budget in Honolulu (Oahu)

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Honolulu (Oahu) is 16% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 21/person
($ 16 to $ 42)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 42/person
($ 29 to $ 63)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 14/person
($ 13 to $ 16)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 8 for 500ml
($ 6.1 to $ 11)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.6 for 330ml
($ 2.1 to $ 6.1)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 6.2/cup
($ 4.5 to $ 8)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.7/can
($ 2.1 to $ 4)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.5/bottle
($ 2.1 to $ 3.6)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Hotel and accommodation budget in Honolulu (Oahu)

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Honolulu (Oahu) is 60% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 164/night
($ 164 to $ 1138)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 137
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 234/night
($ 152 to $ 456)

65% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 287/night
($ 190 to $ 485)

41% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 205
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 425/night
($ 276 to $ 756)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 293
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 755/night
($ 459 to $ 1679)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 520
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 242/month
($ 59 to $ 1046)

72% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 141
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 390/month
($ 192 to $ 759)

91% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 205
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 393/month
($ 219 to $ 852)

110% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 188
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 291/month
($ 193 to $ 472)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 226
Family room
Family room
$ 339/month
($ 181 to $ 860)

78% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 191

Supermarket food budget in Honolulu (Oahu)

On average, the price of supermarket food in Honolulu (Oahu) is 51% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.1/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 3.1)

90% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 6.6/500g
($ 4.4 to $ 8.9)

85% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 6.9/kg
($ 2.8 to $ 16)

53% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 6.5/12 eggs
($ 3.8 to $ 9.1)

75% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 14/kg
($ 5.5 to $ 30)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 6.2/kg
($ 4.4 to $ 12)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 7.7/kg
($ 4.4 to $ 11)

58% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 4.4/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 16)

49% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.6
($ 1.5 to $ 4)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Public and private transport budget in Honolulu (Oahu)

On average, the price of transport in Honolulu (Oahu) is 25% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3/ticket
($ 3 to $ 5)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.6/km
($ 2.6 to $ 3.1)

51% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.5)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.6
($ 3.6 to $ 6.1)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7

Leisure activity budget in Honolulu (Oahu)

On average, budget for leisure activities in Honolulu (Oahu) is 16% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 16/ticket
($ 16 to $ 19)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 29/hr
($ 29 to $ 29)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 23

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Honolulu (Oahu)

On average, shopping budget in Honolulu (Oahu) is 21% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 13/pack
($ 11 to $ 16)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 60
($ 31 to $ 86)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 54
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 58
($ 31 to $ 86)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

Sydney → Honolulu (Oahu)
Sydney → Honolulu (Oahu)
Sydney → Honolulu (Oahu)
$ 907
(fair price: $ 738)
Los Angeles → Honolulu (Oahu)
Los Angeles  → Honolulu (Oahu)
Los Angeles  → Honolulu (Oahu)
$ 436
(fair price: $ 356)
New York City → Honolulu (Oahu)
New York City → Honolulu (Oahu)
New York City → Honolulu (Oahu)
$ 917
(fair price: $ 715)
Melbourne → Honolulu (Oahu)
Melbourne → Honolulu (Oahu)
Melbourne → Honolulu (Oahu)
$ 928
(fair price: $ 727)
Vancouver → Honolulu (Oahu)
Vancouver → Honolulu (Oahu)
Vancouver → Honolulu (Oahu)
$ 501
(fair price: $ 392)
Chicago → Honolulu (Oahu)
Chicago → Honolulu (Oahu)
Chicago → Honolulu (Oahu)
$ 878
(fair price: $ 685)
Toronto → New York City
Toronto → New York City
Toronto → New York City
$ 221
(fair price: $ 193)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
$ 267
(fair price: $ 172)
Montreal → New York City
Montreal → New York City
Montreal → New York City
$ 270
(fair price: $ 244)
Sydney → New York City
Sydney → New York City
Sydney → New York City
$ 1379
(fair price: $ 1213)
New York City → Las Vegas
New York City → Las Vegas
New York City → Las Vegas
$ 389
(fair price: $ 299)
Los Angeles → New York City
Los Angeles  → New York City
Los Angeles  → New York City
$ 365
(fair price: $ 293)

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About this information on the cost of living in Honolulu (Oahu)

The information about the cost of living in Honolulu (Oahu) shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Honolulu (Oahu) was updated on 23-02-2024.

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