How much does it cost to live in Maui?

Maui, the second-largest of the islands of the state of Hawaii, has a living cost of $2428 per month for one person.

If you are mulling over relocating to Maui, you should know that it is arguably one of the most expensive cities to live in in the USA. On average, Maui’s living cost is higher than the USA’s average.

If you lived in New York instead of Maui, you would pay 2.5% less for restaurants, 37% less for groceries, 16% less for housing, and 11% less for transportation. It indicates that New York is 14.8% cheaper than Maui. Interestingly, London is 9.7% more expensive than Mau.

How expensive is food in Maui?

You are expected to spend around $600 on food per month. 

An estimate shows that an average family of four spends approximately $1653 on food for a month. 

You should expect to pay around $22.50 for a basic meal with a drink at a decent restaurant. Similarly, if you wish to eat a combo meal in fast food restaurant, it will cost you $10.

The price for a bottle of coke is $2.17, and $1.43 for a bottle of water. Expect to pay around $7 for 500ml of beer in a neighborhood pub. 

For coffee lovers, a cup of cappuccino is priced at $5.65. 

The fresh local cheese costs $8.58 per 500gm and $5.34 for a loaf of bread. 

The price for fruits and vegetables in local markets ranges anywhere between $4-$8.5 per kg; a kg of apple costs $8.15; $4.97 for a kg of tomatoes and $5.15 for a kg of onion.

How expensive is accommodation in Maui?

A 1-bedroom apartment in the city area in Maui will set you back $1,568 per month. 1-Bedroom apartments outside the city center are $1,500 and up.

A 3-bedroom home or apartment in Maui is priced at $2,678 or more. You can also look for a cheaper 3-bedroom apartment starting at $2,800. 

The monthly rent for a furnished apartment in a prime location can cost up to $3,674. On the flip side, the rental price for furnished accommodation is $2,866 in a normal area.

The median price of homes in Maui County is $880,000 and up. 

How expensive is transportation in Maui?

Public transportation in Maui is a cheap way to get around. The bus fare for a one-way trip is $2, and $4 for an unlimited day pass.

Maui isn’t densely populated, so renting a bike in Maui is an affordable and great option. As a rough estimate, you should pay around $250 a week for an electric bike. Similarly, scooters rental start at about $60 a day.

You definitely can rent a car in Maui or the other three major islands. The average car rental price in Maui is $50 only. And there’s not much difference in rental charges across all Hawaii islands.

You can hail a taxi paying $6 for the first mile and then $3.00 for each additional mile. A taxi trip in a downtown area covering 8km costs you around $18.

Should you buy a brand new car like the Volkswagen Golf 1.4 edition or an equivalent car, it will cost you $27,530 or more. The average cost of gas is $1.42 per liter against $1.98 in London.