Shared from Pacific Business News
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Honolulu residents have the second-highest grocery spending and third-highest out-of-home food spending in the nation, according to federal data via a new report by finance website creditcards.com.

Honolulu residents have the second-highest grocery spending and third-highest out-of-home food spending in the nation, according to federal data via a new report by finance website creditcards.com.

According to spending data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average Honolulu resident spends $5,899 a year on food eaten at home, and $5,806 annually on food while eating out. The BLS data also found that residents of Hawaii’s capital city tend to spend $1,014 a year on public transportation, which is 24% above the national average, and $1,800 a year on gas, which is actually 15% lower than the national average.

The average income for Honolulu residents before taxes was $94,905 in 2017-2018 and average expenditures were $60,710, according to the BLS data. The average Honolulu resident also spend a little over $4,100 on healthcare, $7,202 on personal insurance and pensions and just over $23,000 on housing.

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