It's not just housing. Honolulu also has the nation's priciest groceries

It's not just housing. Honolulu also has the nation's priciest groceries

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's no mystery that housing in the islands is pricier than the rest of the nation.

But a new analysis — aimed at finding the cheapest cities to live for those paying off student loan debt — also puts a spotlight on the price of groceries in Hawaii.

According to the analysis, Honolulu is the nation's priciest city for groceries — and are 55 percent more expensive than the national average.

In the no. 2 spot: Hilo, where groceries are 52 percent pricier than the national average.

Kodiak, Alaska (50 percent), Manhattan (45 percent) and Juneau, Alaska (38 percent) round out the top five.

In the analysis, Honolulu took the no. 4 spot for the city with the priciest housing, behind Manhattan, San Francisco and Brooklyn.

The ranking said housing in Honolulu is 199 percent pricier than the national average.

And Honolulu was also highlighted for the price of utilities — the third-highest in the nation, behind Fairbanks, Alaska and Hilo.

The rankings use Council for Community and Economic Research data from 2017.

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